Deborah Stoia is a board-certified Physician Assistant. She graduated from Kettering College of Medical Arts in 1994 with her Physician Assistant degree. She previously had obtained her Bachelor’s in Nursing and worked for 5 years in various nursing roles. After graduating from PA school, Deborah worked in rural Farmersville, Ohio for 4 years. She then worked in the Dayton Outpatient Pain Clinic and realized how much she enjoyed pain management. She also worked at the Baltimore Pain Relief Center in Baltimore Maryland later when living there.
She has always been empathetic and understanding with her patients. Deborah enjoys caring for them in a well-rounded fashion utilizing practice guidelines to offer pain management and psychiatry. She feels that a person’s emotions can greatly impact the level of their pain and the amount of pain medications they may require. She enjoys caring for complex psychiatric disorders including: depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD- child, teen and adult ages, bipolar depression, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. She studied to be able to prescribe medications for addiction and also realizes that these individuals have chronic pain as well.
Deborah has been taught to administer injections for pain, such as: trigger point injections, joint injections, tendon injections, and occipital nerve blocks. She also incorporates other methods for treating pain that are not medication related. She refers to psycho-therapists, physical therapists, sleep medicine specialists, and orthopedists for procedures.