Colorado Springs Pain Consultants, LLC
3920 North Union Blvd
Colorado Springs CO 80907
Call Us: 719-375-5400
Tammy Garrett, PA-C
Tammy is a Louisiana-native who moved to Colorado in 2009 after being assigned to Fort Carson. She earned her Master of Physician Assistant Studies (MPAS) through the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) and is certified by the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom IX-X, then was a Battalion PA until 2015. Since leaving the Army, she has provided medical care to inmates at county jails and has also learned plastic surgery.
Over the years, she has volunteered with Mission Medical Clinics, providing free medical care for the underserved. She has also contributed to several health fairs. She was a regular volunteer with Wellspring Community, providing enrichment to adults with special needs. She was also a den leader for her son’s Cub Scout Pack.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her son, hiking, camping, biking, archery, paddle boarding, gardening, and anything outdoors. She is hoping to get more hunting and fishing experience in our beautiful state.
Kari Garcia, PA-C
Kari earned her bachelor of science in human biology at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona and her master of medical science in physician assistant studies at Methodist University in Fayetteville, North Carolina.
She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). Her work as a Physician Assistant has been in Primary Care, Urgent Care and Orthopedic Surgery.
She developed a passion for interventional pain medicine after being appointed the Primary Care Pain Champion from 2017-2019 and decided to pursue specializing in this field.
Her philosophy of care is focused on empowering patients to be active in their medical care. This is accomplished through patient education and taking the extra time to truly listen to her patient's concerns to develop a strong patient-provider relationship. She believes in a holistic approach to medicine and strives to develop a tailored treatment plan to reach patient specific goals.
In her free time Kari enjoys time with her husband and two daughters, hiking, camping, and playing the piano.
Leslie Mudge, NP
Leslie is a family nurse practitioner, board certified through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She received her Master of Science in Nursing degree and Family Nurse Practitioner credential at Simmons University in Boston, MA. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado.
As a nurse practitioner, Leslie has worked primarily in the urgent care and pain management world. Leslie gained interest in pain management while working as an orthopedic perioperative nurse prior to becoming a nurse practitioner and while serving in the U.S. Army Reserves as a perioperative nurse providing care for wounded warriors. Leslie served 8 years in the U.S. Army Reserves as an officer and perioperative nurse in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Leslie's care philosophy focuses on the belief that patients should be empowered to take control of their own healthcare and be fully involved in their treatment. She believes in mutual trust and open communication and values the input of the patient so the best possible outcomes can be achieved.
In her spare time, Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband, her family, and their three Labrador Retrievers: Bochy, Evie, and Moose. She also enjoys hiking, snowboarding, and a good book.
Joseph M. Brooks, MD
Dr. Brooks is board certified, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Pain Medicine, the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with added qualifications in Pain Medicine, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Brooks attended the University of Florida where he completed his premedical studies, majoring in Microbiology and Human Nutrition. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine in the Netherlands-Antilles. After completing a one-year internship with Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency, and served as Chief Resident at the Cleveland Clinic Florida. He then completed his Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Within his practice, Dr. Brooks treats patients with acute, chronic, and cancer related pain using a multidisciplinary approach, utilizing minimally invasive procedures, physical therapeutic modalities, and medication management. He also treats patients with fibromyalgia, headaches, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, arthritis related disorders, sports medicine injuries, and many other chronic pain conditions. His special interest is the use of spinal cord stimulation in the treatment of failed back surgery syndrome.
Prior to moving to Colorado Springs, Dr. Brooks worked for over 5 years with a large multidisciplinary pain practice in Melbourne, Florida.
Dr. Brooks married his high school sweetheart Caroline and together they are raising four boys. Dr. Brooks enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, riding dirt bikes with his sons, snowboarding, skateboarding, playing guitar, and taking surfing trips (He has been a surfer since age 8).