Our Interventional Pain Management Providers
Premier Spine & Pain Center is a comprehensive, pain and integrative medicine clinic providing care for patients in Jacksonville, Florida. Our pain management specialists are board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management, and Integrative Medicine.
Interventional Pain Management & Anesthesiology
Dr. Ashraf Andrawis is board-certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine with a clinical training year in Neurosurgery. As the founder of Premier Spine & Pain Center, his practice philosophy is to offer quality care that is compassionate and cost-effective through minimally invasive, interventional pain-relieving procedures as well as regenerative medicine procedures.
Dr. Ashraf Andrawis recently expanded his interventional pain practice to include Regenerative Medicine including platelet-rich plasma, adult stem cell therapy and adipose mesenchymal stem cell treatments. The use of a patient’s own platelets and stem cells can help with pain and healing of injuries and degeneration of the spine, joints and tendons. These are cutting-edge treatments used as an effective alternative to surgery.
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation / Pain Management
Dr. Alfredo Romero is Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and in Pain Management and a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.
Dr. Romero has 12 years of experience treating patients with chronic pain with a special interest in patients with back pain. His philosophy is to treat each patient with respect and compassion while using a multidisciplinary approach including physical therapy, pharmacologic management, and a wide variety of interventional procedures.
Sometimes I inspire my patients; more often, they inspire me. ~unknown
Debbie Huffman received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University. After a 6-month Critical Care Fellowship, she worked in the ICU for 9 years and then the PACU for 13 years.
She decided to obtain her Master of Science in Nursing from South University in Savannah Georgia. The focus of the study was the Adult Nurse Practitioner program. After passing the board certification exam, she started her new career as a visiting primary care provider. Other experience includes Internal Medicine and 2 ½ years with an outpatient neurology office.
Outside of work, Debbie enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters and two dogs. They are frequent RVers and love going to country concerts.
Lisa Marie Bennett is a Family Nurse Practitioner board certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center and joined Premier Spine & Pain Center in 2015. She provides comprehensive pain management focusing on each patient’s need to maintain a balance for optimal health.
Lisa Marie has more than 20 years of nursing experience in emergency medicine, trauma, open heart and critical care before becoming a family nurse practitioner.
Andrea Richardson is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner and joined Premier Spine and Pain Center in 2020. She has specialized in pain management care since 2012 including oral medication management and intrathecal drug delivery systems.
Andrea started her career as a travel nurse in ICUs across the U.S. including L.A., Atlanta, and Las Vegas. After 5 years, she transitioned into working in the Pain Management field.
Julie Sandoval is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner who moved to Florida in 2020. She received her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science in Nursing from Colorado State University-Pueblo, in Pueblo, CO.
She has 14 years of experience in nursing. She worked as an Emergency Room nurse for 8 years and also has 5 years of experience in providing Primary Care to homeless adults.
Outside of work, she enjoys fishing, traveling, and spending time with her family.