Benjamin Seeman, DO
"It was between college and medical school, when Benjamin was involved in a car accident himself, that he was inspired to pursue a doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine."
Some might say Ben Seeman was destined to become a doctor. Early in life he witnesses a terrible motorcycle accident in which his father, also a physician, and his mother ran to the rescue and calmly attended the teenage patient, who quickly healed from his wounds.
But it was between college and medical school, when Ben was involved in a car accident himself, that he was inspired to pursue a doctoral degree in Osteopathic Medicine.
Thankfully, he walked away from the wreck, but he continued to experience unrelenting lower back and shoulder pain. His father recommended an osteopathic physical therapist that performed manual therapy and gave Ben a stretching and exercise program to follow at home.
Ben was able to personally experience what’s possible when conventional medicine is integrated with, and enhanced by, techniques such as Osteo Manipulation. Two weeks later his pain was gone and he was so impressed by the remarkable results that he was convinced there’s a better way to treat patients.
This discovery put him on a new career path. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1997, he attended and earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from the acclaimed Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine.
In 2002, Ben came to Richmond, Virginia to further his training. His first year was with Chesterfield Family Practice participating in a rotating internship in Family Medicine. Then he completed a three-year residency in the prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University/ Medical College of Virginia’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. In 2006, Dr. Seeman was awarded a select fellowship at VCU/MCV in interventional pain management. Following completion of the fellowship, he worked with Tuckahoe Orthopedic Group, in Richmond, VA.
Ben opened his own practice in 2008 to pursue his vision of integrative pain care to treat patients through a combination of traditional and alternative therapies.
Ben is board-certified through the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation with a certification in the sub-specialty of Pain Medicine. He is an active member of many professional societies, including the International Spine Intervention Society, the North American Spine Society, and the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He has been recognized a Top Doctor for Pain Management by Richmond Magazine almost every year from 2008 to 2022.
Samantha L. Wood, MSN, ACNP-BC
Samantha joined Integrative Pain Specialists in 2020
Master of Science - Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Bachelor of Science - Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Samantha Wood, MSN, ACNP-BC, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. She worked for several years as a critical care nurse at an academic, level 1 trauma hospital prior to returning to the University of Pennsylvania to complete her graduate degree in the Adult Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program.
Since 2012, Samantha has gained both inpatient and outpatient experience as a nurse practitioner in multiple surgical specialties and Acute Pain Management. Most recently, she worked with preoperative, postoperative, and cancer pain patients with an emphasis in neuraxial, regional and alternative pain relieving modalities to promote earlier recovery. She understands that pain is life changing and strives to improve her patients’ quality of life so they can enjoy every moment of it!
Daniel Feivor, PA-C
Daniel joined Integrative Pain Specialists in January 2021
Bachelor of Science, Biology, Bridgewater College, 2017
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Bridgewater College, 2017
Master of Science, Physician Assistant, Radford University Carilion, 2020
Daniel is a recent Physician Assistant graduate from Roanoke, VA and a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants. He completed his training in 2020 as one of the top students of his class at Radford University Carilion. His education consisted of a 12-month vigorous didactic workload and one year of clinical rotations across multiple medical disciplines. During this time, he developed a broad foundation of both medical and surgical knowledge and was recognized with several prestigious awards and scholarships.
Daniel took an interest in pain medicine during his clinical rotations, where he saw firsthand how devastating chronic pain can be and how treatment can lead to unsatisfactory outcomes. Daniel is excited to join Integrative Pain Specialists and, as a pain management PA, he is committed to providing excellent clinical care, ensuring that his patients’ needs are both understood and addressed to their satisfaction.
Amber Manche, MSN, FNP
Amber joined Integrative Pain Specialists in January 2021
Master of Science-Nursing, Chamberliain University, 2019
Bachelor of Science-Nursing, South University, 2013
Amber Manche, MSN, FNP received her undergraduate degree from South University in Glen Allen, VA. She gained experience in cardiac, surgical, and trauma progressive care units. While obtaining her graduate degree at Chamberlain University, she worked in the surgical trauma ICU at VCU Health System.
Amber has completed training with the Institute of Functional Medicine which is focused on treating the patient, not the symptom. She is passionate about bringing holistic and patient-centered approach to her care. Currently she is affiliated with organizations such as American Association of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, American Association of Critical Care Nurses and the Institute of Functional Medicine.
Heather N. Brown, M.S.Ed., PA-C
Heather joined Integrative Pain Specialists in September, 2021
Bachelor of Arts, Sports Medicine, St. Andrew’s Presbyterian College, 1993
Masters Degree in Education, Athletic Training, Old Dominion University, 1995
Certificate, Physician Assistant Program, Wake Forest University Medical School, 2001
After serving as the Head Athletic Trainer for Hampton University’s Division I-AA athletic programs and later as the Sports Medicine Program Coordinator for Guilford College, Heather attended Wake Forest University Physician Assistant Program. Following graduation, Heather returned home to Virginia where she worked in Orthopedics for over 14 years – with 11 of those years focused on spine surgery. In recent years, she has worked with a variety of patients with acute and chronic pain issues related to all types of musculoskeletal, spine and other chronic pain conditions implementing multimodal treatment plans in an outpatient setting.
Throughout her 20+ years of medical experience, Heather has developed a passion for educating patients about their medical conditions and the range of treatment options; together, she and her patients tailor a plan that best meets improvement goals which improve the quality of patient’s lives.
Heather remains a lifelong learner as an active member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Virginia Association of Physician Assistants.