Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists
Our Mission Statement

Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists’ mission is to help our clients regain, improve, and maintain their full potential in living their day-to-day life through therapy services provided by expert and licensed professionals.

Our Providers

Experts in Pain Management

Each brings a unique knowledge of procedural techniques, pharmacology, and physiology to provide the interventional pain management program appropriate for each patient. In addition, a clinical psychologist is available to provide support as needed.

William James
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William James, M.D., CEO and Founder


Board Certified in Anesthesiology with Special Qualications in Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology

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William James

William James, M.D., CEO and Founder


American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Pain Management

Biography

Dr. James is an accomplished anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician. Dr. James graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1979. He went on to direct the Anesthesiology Residency Program at Toledo Hospital from 1986 until 1990. Long interested in pain management, he founded Toledo Pain Services in 1992. Toledo Pain Services was later rebranded to Comprehensive Centers for Pain Management in 2008. Dr. James was made aware of a lack of quality pain management care in the Grand Junction area. After long consideration and great admiration for the area, he opened Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists in 2013. Dr. James is constantly learning and improving as a provider, and educates his staff regularly on the future of pain management. His experience and knowledge are an invaluable asset to not only Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists, but to the Grand Junction community as a whole.

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Office: 970-242-0162 ext. 112

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Giora Hahn
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Giora Hahn, M.D.


Board of Certified Specialist in Pain Medicine

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Giora Hahn

Giora Hahn, M.D.


Board of Certified Specialist in Pain Medicine

Biography

Dr. Hahn received his medical degree from the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and went on to complete his residency at Case Western Reserve University. He went on to completed a fellowship at the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Hahn is a recognized member of the Colorado Medical Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Pain Society, International Spinal Injection Society, and American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Hahn understands that no two patients are the same, stating “I work closely with my patients to find the most effective techniques in each individual case. Our ultimate goal as physicians is to lessen, or, if possible, cure the pain and help improve the patient’s quality of life. With over 20 years of experience in interventional pain management, Dr. Hahn is a fantastic addition to our practice.

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Office: 970-242-0162 ext. 127

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Kathy McKinney
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Kathy McKinney, CNP, DNP, FNPC, WHNP


Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

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Kathy McKinney

Kathy McKinney, CNP, DNP, FNPC, WHNP


Board Certified Emergency Nurse Practitioner

Biography

Dr. McKinney was raised in Denver, and has lived in Grand Junction for nearly 30 years. She attended Mesa State College and graduated with honors to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Nursing. Dr. McKinney later enrolled in an accelerated nursing program at Colorado Mesa University as she continued her master’s degree and became a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Dr. McKinney has served as a nursing instructor at Colorado Mesa University and Colorado Christian University. She went on to achieve a post-master’s certificate from the University of Colorado in Women’s Health.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys reading, cooking new recipes, hiking, four-wheeling, camping, traveling, and spending time with family. Kathy is passionate about her career, she states, “the most rewarding part of my job is being able to help people become physically capable of living their life to the fullest.”

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Office: 970-242-0162 ext.109
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Dan Raker
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Dan Raker, PsyD


Clinical Psychologist

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Dan Raker

Dan Raker, PsyD


Clinical Psychologist

Biography

Dr. Raker is a clinical psychologist who began seeing patients at Colorado Injury and Pain in 2020. Dr. Raker earned his doctorate in clinical psychology in 2013 from Argosy University in California. He continued Postdoctoral study at Los Angeles Harbor College until becoming a Licensed Psychologist in 2016. Dr. Raker has experience formulating personalized treatment plans, treating diverse patients, and combining telehealth with in-person services. His evidence-based psychotherapy techniques include: CBT, CT, existential, interpersonal, and mindfulness components. Dr. Raker specializes in the assessment of mental health disorders including trauma and anxiety.

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Office: 970-242-0162 ext.110

Amy Konieczny
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Amy Konieczny, Physical Therapy Clinical Director


Doctorate in Physical Therapy

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Amy Konieczny

Amy Konieczny, Physical Therapy Clinical Director


Doctorate in Physical Therapy

Biography

Amy Konieczny is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy and has been with Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists as the Physical Therapy Clinical Director since 2016. She began her educational journey at the University of Dayton, where she graduated with a Pre-Physical Therapy Bachelor’s Degree in 2011. Amy was then accepted into the extremely selective Physical Therapy Doctoral Program at the University of Toledo. After her graduation in 2014, She joined Maumee Aquatics and Therapy. Amy joined the CIPS team in 2016 as the PT Link Clinical Director. Since joining of Colorado Injury and Pain, Amy specializes in a multidisciplinary approach that emphasizes modern physical therapy techniques, such as manual therapy, cupping, and dry needling. Amy has a reputation for maintaining excellent patient relationships through scheduling and follow ups. She listens to and cares for each individual patient and their individual needs. We are proud to have Amy at Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists as a vital member of our team.

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Office: 970-549-0951 ext.110

Heather Smith
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Heather Smith, DNP, APN, NP-C


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Heather Smith

Heather Smith


Biography

Colorado Injury and Pain specialists is proud to announce that Dr. Heather Smith will be joining our practice. Dr. Smith began her career as a registered nurse in 2010. With hard work and dedication, Dr. Smith was promoted to Charge Nurse, while earning her Masters of Science in Nursing from Colorado Mesa University in 2014. Later she worked as a hospital liaison for HopeWest, while earning a Doctorate of Nursing in 2017. Dr. Smith began practicing as a Pain Management Nurse Practitioner in 2018, and has proven to prioritize her patients and show impeccable leadership abilities. Dr. Smith will begin to see patients in August 2021.

Dr. Saldivar, MD
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Dr. Saldivar, MD


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Dr. Saldivar, MD

Dr. Saldivar, MD


Biography

Dr. Saldivar joined Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists in 2021. Dr. Saldivar attended Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas for his undergraduate training. Dr. Saldivar received his medical degree from American University of the Caribbean in Saint Marten, and went on to complete his residency at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. Saldivar will begin seeing patients in October 2021.

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