Our Practice

The Providers

Pacific Spine & Pain - Dr. Sorenson and FamilyBrandon N. Sorensen, M.D.

Pacific Spine & Pain Center was started by Brandon Sorensen, M.D. Dr. Sorensen was born and raised in Hanford, CA. Before medical school he was an undergraduate at Brigham Young University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. After four years of medical school he received his Doctor of Medicine from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington D.C. Dr. Sorensen then completed his internship at New York Medical College-SSMC. This was followed by a three year residency program in New York City at Columbia University Medical Center/Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital where he specialized in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. After residency Dr. Sorensen completed an additional one year ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Management Fellowship through the Department of Anesthesiology at Columbia University Medical Center. After nearly a decade of medical training on the East Coast, Dr. Sorensen is excited to finally be back home in California. He currently resides in Visalia with his wife Cali and their daughter Sydney. In his spare time Dr. Sorensen enjoys spending time with his growing family. When not with his family he can be found swimming, biking, or running. He is an avid triathlete and has competed in numerous triathlons, including the Ironman. In addition, he has competed in many marathons. He also enjoys golf.


Dr. Deroee - Pacific Spine & PainArmin Deroee, M.D.

Dr. Deroee joins the practice from Cleveland, Ohio where he most recently worked at the Cleveland Clinic. While there, he completed both his fellowship in Interventional Pain Management in addition to his residency in Anesthesiology. He graduated from the top medical school in Iran, Tehran University School of Medicine. Dr. Deroee has a particular interest in research and has authored a number of peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.

With his advanced training, Dr. Deroee treats various chronic pain conditions with the ultimate goal of getting patients back to their normal lives and optimal level of functioning. He believes that a multidisciplinary approach is the best approach to treating chronic pain, and he always puts the best interests of his patients first.

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Philosophy

At Pacific Spine & Pain Center we provide our patients individualized medical care in a comfortable and inviting environment. Our patients and their well-being is our number one priority, and we strive to make every interaction pleasant—from scheduling an appointment to leaving our office after a visit. Dr. Sorensen’s approach to pain management is simple:

1. He will do his very best to help you.
2. He will treat you as he would treat his family.
3. He will always tell you the truth.

We understand that pain can negatively impact one’s physical, social, psychological, professional, and familial relationships. Our goal is to not just “manage pain” but to determine what is causing one’s pain and to accurately treat it using the most innovative and evidence-based methods available. Furthermore, we believe in a team approach and strive to educate our patients so that they can actively participate in the healing process. We want all of our patients to live happy, healthy, and productive pain-free lives.

Opioid/Narcotic Policy

At Pacific Spine & Pain Center we understand the risks associated with opioid medications, also known as narcotics. Unfortunately we all too often hear the tragic stories of addiction, destroyed relationships, overdose, and death surrounding the use of opioid medications. According to the CDC, in 2007 approximately 27,000 unintentional drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States; one death every 19 minutes.

If you suffer from pain we can help you through a multi-dimensional treatment plan that is proven in the medical literature to be safe and effective. Generally, we do not prescribe opioid medications and do not prescribe high doses of opioid medications; research has shown that the risks associated with these medications, when prescribed at high doses, outweigh the benefits.

In those few patients whose medical condition warrants opioid therapy and who failed other low-risk treatments, we stringently follow federal and state law and guidelines when prescribing opioid medications. Furthermore, we routinely check urine and saliva to be certain the medications are used appropriately and require the patient to sign a binding “opioid contract.” We take all comprehensive measures available to protect our patients from the significant risks that are associated with opioid therapy.

Our Office

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