The Central Oregon Pain Guide is a resource compilation of the Pain Standards Task Force. This task force is a group of providers from organizations throughout Central Oregon that are working together to increase awareness of best practices for opioid prescribing and complex chronic or persistent non-cancer pain management within our community.

Our vision is working collaboratively to improve the health and well being of chronic or persistent non-cancer patients in Central Oregon.

Our Mission is to create a health care system that embodies compassionate, patient-centered, holistic, and evidence-based chronic or persistent non-cancer pain care.

Our Values are:




Best Practices

We will continue to build and grow this site to support providers and eventually patients and community members who are managing complex chronic or persistent non-cancer pain in Central Oregon.  

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The Pain Standards Task Force is supported through the Central Oregon Health Council (COHC). The COHC and Central Oregon’s Coordinated Care Organization (CCO), PacificSource Community Solutions (PSCS), work together to transform health care in the region and use integrated and coordinated health care systems to improve health; increase quality, reliability, availability, and continuity of care; and reduce the cost of care.


MaCayla Arsenault (Organizer)
Central Oregon Health Council

Kim Swanson, PhD (Chair)
Mosaic Medical

Misoo Abele, MD
Veterans Administration

Gary Allen, DMD
Advantage Dental

Michael Allen, DO
La Pine Community Health Center

Wil Berry, MD
Deschutes County Behavioral Health

Stevi Bratschie

Matt Cook
St. Charles Health System

Muriel DeLaVergne-Brown, RN, MPH
Crook County Health Department

Mike Franz, MD

Shanna Geigle, FNP
Veterans Administration

Laurie Hubbard, RN, MSW
Deschutes County Health Services

Alison Little, MD

Sharity Ludwig
Advantage Dental

Kyle Mills, PharmD
Mosaic Medical

Michael Powell
St. Charles Health System

Kerie Raymond, ND
Hawthorn Healing Arts Center

Robert Ross, MD
St. Charles Health System

Nathan Rouse, PharmD
Walgreens Pharmacy

Marie Rudback, DC
Endeavor Chiropractic

Scott Safford, PhD
St. Charles Family Care

Divya Sharma, MD
Mosaic Medical

Erin Solomon
COHC Pain Standards Task Force: Prescription Drug Overdose Coordinator

Julie Spackman, CPS
Deschutes County Health Services

Elke Towey

Rick Treleaven, LCSW
BestCare Treatment Services

Tom Watson, PT, DPT, DAAPM
Rebound Physical Therapy