our provider team
Dr. Christopher Ray, M.D
Dr. Christopher Ray’s inspiration going into medicine was his mother, Linda Ray. Her commitment and dedication to patients and medicine provided Dr. Ray with a clear path for his future. Dr. Ray graduated with Honors in 1996 from Texas Southern University. After completing his residency at the University of Texas in Houston, Dr. Ray moved to Phoenix, AZ to join a private practice, and within two years became the President of Desert Canyon Medical Associates, leading a 10-physician group practicing at two hospitals and one surgery center. Dr. Ray is proud to be with Pain Stop Clinics treating and helping all patients seek a pain free life.
Dr. David Carlyon: Chiropractor & Mesa Clinic Director
Dr. Carlyon is a 2016 graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic and originally hails from Rocklin, California. He has worked in a variety of different medical clinics and appreciates the philosophy and approach that Pain Stop achieves by being a fully integrated medical clinic. He appreciates Pain Stop can get to the root of the issue. Although Dr. Carlyon is a newbie to Arizona, he has already fallen in love with the area, particularly the hiking and nature walks. He resides in Gilbert with his wife and a loving Goldendoodle puppy. Dr. Carlyon loves working out, football, fishing, and spending time outdoors.
Amy M. Cannatta, DC; Metro Clinic Director
Amy M. Cannatta, DC is a Cum Laude graduate of the University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic, where she concurrently earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Chiropractic degrees. After graduation, Dr. Cannatta began solo private practice in 2006. During her 10 years as chiropractor in Connecticut, she worked as a team physician for the WNBA Connecticut Sun Women’s Basketball team in addition to NCAA Division 1 athletes for numerous types of spine and joint related injuries. In 2015, she authored a self-published book about domestic violence titled, Pursepective: From Ruin to Resilience, which became an overnight #1 Amazon Bestseller.
In 2016, she moved to Arizona where she joined a spine and joint surgical practice as their consultation physician. Part of her clinical role was as an integrated team of 25 Board Certified neurosurgeons and orthopedic surgeons, where she provided clinical triage for surgical and non-surgical treatment. She is also primarily responsible for analyzing and interpreting advanced diagnostic imaging as well as generating patient-specific surgical orders for surgeon review. Within a few years, she was promoted to Vice President of ASC Development and Patient Experience. In 2021, she joined Pain Stop Clinics as a Clinic Director.
She has always been committed to excellence and patient education. Her core belief is that if patients understand what is causing their problem and all the alternatives to fix that problem, then they can make more informed decisions about their own health care. Dr. Cannatta excels at diagnosing patients’ conditions and getting them to the proper treatment provider. She also has become known to her chiropractic colleagues as the “go to” physician when they have questions about surgical referrals. Dr. Cannatta has also successfully developed and delivered several State Board Approved continuing education courses for both chiropractors and chiropractic assistants.
In addition to her commitment to excellent patient care, Dr. Cannatta enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, cooking, and playing with her brindle boxer, Callie. She also has two daughters, Celia and Maggie.
Dr. Thomas Hulm: Chiropractor & maryvale Clinic Director
Dr. Hulm was born and raised in Bismarck, ND. He received his Bachelor in Human Biology and completed his Doctorate in Chiropractic at Northwestern Health Sciences University in Bloomington, MN. He is excited to join the Pain Stop team where he can practice in a fully medically integrative clinic to help patients get back to enjoying life pain free.
Dr. Jason Buchkowski: Chiropractor & Uptown Clinic Director
Dr. Jason Buchkowski is the clinic director of Pain Stop – Uptown. Dr. Jason graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College in 1994. He has been treating and managing pain for more than 26 years. Dr. Jason has been with Pain Stop Clinics for more than 4 years now and loves Pain Stop, because it focuses on a multi-medical disciplinary approach without prescribing opioids. His hobbies include camping, riding his motorcycle, and hanging around the family on a beautiful day.
Daniel Miller, PA-c: Uptown & maryvale
Daniel started off his medical career first learning about anatomy and kinesiology in his undergraduate studies. He graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan in 1996. His primary work after that included neurorehabilitation with post-stroke and traumatic brain injury patients, and orthopedic post-operative care following surgery, hand therapy, behavioral health, and home health for housebound patients.
After scrubbing in and observing a total knee replacement surgery, Daniel was inspired and motivated to further advance his studies. He obtained his Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Midwestern University in Glendale in 2010. He then worked for a busy hand and plastic surgery practice which involved being on call at most of the major Phoenix-area hospital networks. His next step was working for a large orthopedic surgery group, assisting in spinal surgery, and teaming with interventional pain management specialists. This experience provided a strong background to his current role at Pain Stop, where he has worked since 2016. Daniel values working with an interdisciplinary team and providing compassionate care to his patients.
Rebekah Work , PA-C: Maryvale & Metro
Rebekah Work (PA-C) is a Phoenix native who has always had a passion for the medical field. She volunteered at hospitals from a young age and graduated ASU at age 20 in 2014 with a degree in Medicinal Biochemistry. She has work experience as an EMT, ER medical scribe, and pharmacy technician obtained during undergrad and prior to PA school. She started Physician Assistant school at NAU and graduated with her MPAS (Masters in Physician Assistant Studies) in 2018.
Rebekah completed a 6-month Emergency Medicine Residency following graduation and then worked for 3 years in an Emergency Department in the valley. She joined Pain Stop in 2021 and is happy to work in the field of integrative medicine to help control patients’ pain with procedural alternatives.
Rebekah also enjoys weight-lifting, hiking, cooking, and playing with her dog. Rebekah believes that having a healthy body, mind, and soul is the only way to experience life at full capacity.
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