2019 In Review – Part 1: Provider Growth

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2020 – it’s the start of a new year and a new decade. Everyone is settled back in after the holidays and ready to hit the ground running. We’re all looking ahead to the coming year and planning for how we’re going to improve over the year before.

It turns out this is going to be quite the challenge for Twin Cities Pain Clinic. If we take a step back and gaze into the recent past, 2019 was truly a banner year! Our organization launched a ridiculous number of initiatives to improve the patient experience, welcomed a ton of new team members to the TCPC family, and gave back to our community in a way that would make Bono himself weep with joy. Altogether, it’s worth one more look back.

So, without further ado, here is part one in our series highlighting all the amazing things our team accomplished together in 2019.

Provider Growth

In 2019, we offered our pain management services to more patients than ever before. More patients require more treatment options and more experts to provide them, and we were very proud to welcome FIVE new providers to our team last year. While they all come from different backgrounds, they all share a passion for providing amazing care to those suffering from pain. Let’s take a second to introduce them all one more time:

Nancy Nyongesa, DNP, FNP


Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Patient Education
  • Mental Health


  • Associate Degree in Practical Nursing – Dickinson State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Dickinson State University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice with Specialty in Family Practice – North Dakota State University


Power walking, running short distance races (5K, 10K), spending time with husband and kids and playing league volleyball.

Katherine Le-Banh, MS, APRN, FNP-C


Clinical Interests

  • Comprehensive pain management
  • Holistic wellness
  • Patient education
  • Board Certifications


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
  • Master of Science, Nursing – The Ohio State University


Traveling, hiking, rock-climbing, weightlifting, and cuddling with my two kitties

Kjerstin Durie, PA-C

Twin Cities Pain Clinic Provider-Kjerstin Durie, PA-C

Clinical Interests

  • Holistic care
  • Individualized treatment plans


  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – Bethel University
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies – Bethel University


Spending time with family, traveling and hiking

Vivian Ngongang Ogunyemi, DNP

Vivian Ngongang-Twin Cities Pain Clinic-Providers

Clinical Interests

  • Patient education
  • Interventional techniques


  • Doctor of Nursing Practice – Metropolitan State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – North Dakota State University


I am a relationship coach, and I enjoy cooking, running, traveling, and spending time with family

Matt Klein Gannott, DPT

Matt Gannott, DPT-Physical Therapist-Twin Cities Pain Clinic

Clinical Interests

  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Spine Care
  • SI Joint Dysfunction
  • Manual Physical Therapy


  • B.A. in Biology and Psychology – Minnesota State University, Moorhead
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy – Columbia University, College of Physicians & Surgeons


Spending time with family, traveling, woodworking and home improvement projects

Provider Education

Our providers did not just grow in quantity, however. Our physicians also grew their skill sets and hit some impressive milestones in 2019. First, all four of our physicians earned their certification to perform the MILD surgical procedure, allowing us to add another service to our expanding repertoire.

Second, Dr. Travis O’Brien and Dr. Anne Kokayeff both became certified to perform DRG stimulator implant surgeries. This earned both of them a spot in a very exclusive group and gave TCPC the distinction of having ALL our providers certified to perform DRG implants.


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