Meet Our Medical Staff

The physicians and staff of Colorado Rehabilitation & Occupational Medicine are committed to providing quality patient care and satisfation. Our treatment philosophy emphasizes appropriate diagnostic evaluation and treatment to maximize one's ability to perform activities of daily living and increase quality of life. To achieve optimal results, we strongly encourage you to ask questions, providethe recommended plan of treatment.

Roberta Anderson-Oeser, M.D.

Roberta Anderson-Oeser, M.D. is a 1994 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, and received her board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her outpatient practice consists of the diagnosis and treatment of medicine and interventional lumbar spine injections.

Dr. Oeser has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Scott Astley, PA-C

Scott Astley, PA-C is a board certified Physician Assistant who completed his undergraduate studies in Kinesiology at the University of Northern Colorado in 2000, and Masters of Medical Science at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA. Scott began his medical career as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy and currently serves as Medical Director for the 244th Engineering Battalion, US Army Reserves in Denver, CO. He has worked extensively over the last six years in Orthopedic surgery and most recently in non-surgical treatment of subacute and chronic pain due to musculoskeletal, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. Scott believes in forming a bond with his patients, working with them to improve their lifestyle. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Colorado Association of Phsician Assistants.

Brooke Bennis, D.O.

Brooke Bennis, D.O. is a graduate of Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is board certified in Osteopathic Medicine. She completed an internship in Preliminary Medicine, and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Bennis treats neurological and musculoskeletal conditions, and practices interventional Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Nueromuscular Botox Injections, Osteopathic Manipulations and Interventional Spinal Procedures (lumbar). She has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Dr. Bennis practices with a holistic and nutritional approach. In addition to being a doctor of Osteopathy, she is a Nationally Board Certified massage therapist, as well as being a certified group fitness instructor. Dr. Bennis participates in international medical aid missions.

J. Tashof Bernton, M.D.

J. Tashof Bernton, M.D., one of the founding partners of CROM, is a 1979 graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, with subsequent internship and residency training in both internal medicine and occupational medicine. He received his board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Occupational Medicine. He is also certified by the American College of Thermography.

The primary focus of Dr. Bernton's practice is the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries including back, neck, and myofacial pain, as well as complex regional pain syndrome (reflex sympathetic distrophy). Dr. Bernton has chaired several local task forces and has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. He performs autonomic assessments for the diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome. Dr. Bernton also performs diagnostic thermography to detect the thermal asymetry between normal and suspected skin regions.

Rosalie A. Bondi, D.O. D.A.B.M.A.

Rosalie A. Bondi, D.O. D.A.B.M.A.,joined Osteopathic Manipulative and Alternative Medicine (OMAM) in 2005. Her practice focuses on Medical Acupuncture (including moxabustion and cupping) and Osteopathic Manipulation. Her treatment of patients includes acute and chronic medical conditions, both pain related and organic diseases. Dr. Bondi completed medical school at the college of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pamona, CA. She completed her internship and Family Medicine residency at Presbyterian St. Luke's Medical Center in Denver, Colorado.

She completed the University of California, Los Angeles Medical School Physician Acupuncture Program in 1996, along with earning her Masters in traditional Chinese medicine from the Southwest Acupuncture College in Boulder, CO in December 2004. Dr. Bondi is a member of the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine and the American Medical Acupuncture Association. She is board certified in Family Medicine, Medical Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).Dr. Bondi has Level II full accreditation through the Colorado Division of Worker's Compensation.

William Boyd, Ph.D. A.B.P.N.

William Boyd PhD is a Colorado licensed psychologist specializing in Neuropsychology, Workers??? Comp, and Pain Psychology. He is board certified in Neuropsychology, Diplomat on the American Board of Professional Neuropsychology, and completed his Doctorate at Texas Woman???s University. He served as staff Neuropsychologist/Rehabilitation Psychologist at Centennial Rehabilitation Center (2002-2011), Director of Neuropsychology at Samaritan Counseling Center (1992-1998), Director of Neuropsychology/ Brain Injury Program at Hilltop Rehabilitation Hospital (1990-1992), and was in private practice.

Dr. Boyd begins treatment with a psychological evaluation, followed by a custom psychological curriculum. His emphasis is Cognitive Rehabilitative Therapy in which the patient is presented with psychological techniques that re-shape their attitude towards their injury with a goal of achieving pre-injury lifestyle and function.

Gretchen Brunworth, M.D.

Gretchen L. Brunworth, M.D. is a 1989 graduate of the University of Colorado School Medicine, with subsequent residency training at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in physical medicine and rehabilitation. She received her board certification from the American Board of Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The primary focus of Dr. Brunworth's practice is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders and neurological disorders. She also performs electrodiagnostic studies and extremity joint, bursa and tendon injections as well as trigger point injections. Dr. Brunworth has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

D. Brooks Conforti, D.O., AOBNMM

D. Brooks Conforti, D.O., AOBNMM, is the Medical Director of OMAM, which she founded in 2000. Her practice focuses on osteopathic evalution and treatment of patients with acute and chronic conditions. Dr. Conforti completed her training at the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. She completed her internship at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan and also participated in two residency programs specializing in Surgery and Anesthesia. She also spent time at both the Children's Hospital in Buffalo, New York, as well as at Children's Hospital in Denver, Colorado, where she completed her post-graduate fellowship training in pediatric anesthesia. Dr. Conforti served in the United States Navy as Senior Corpsman on a Surgical Unit and headed the Stat Laboratory at Bethesda Naval Hospital. She belongs to many organizations including the American Osteopathic Association and the American Academy of Osteopathy, and she is Board Certified in Neuromuscular Medicine. She is particularly interested in sports-related injuries, especially those involving running or cycling.

Dr. Conforti has Level II full accreditation through the Colorado Division of Worker's Compensation.

Alicia Feldman, M.D.

Alicia B. Feldman, M.D., is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. She completed residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Feldman is triple board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Pain Management, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She is on faculty at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Feldman was named one of the 150 Pain Management Physicians to know in 2012 by Becker's ASC review.

Dr. Feldman specializes in interventional and non-interventional spine care. As a former dancer, she has an interest in dance medicine and is a member of the Performing Arts Medical Association. Dr. Feldman has Level II full accreditation from the Colorado Division and Worker's Compensation.

Don Fresques, N.P.

Don Fresques, NP, has been practicing as a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner (NP) for over twelve years. He received his masters degree from the University of Colorado Health Science Center. Past clinic experience include: Sports Medicine, Urgent Care/Trauma, Pediatrics and Family Practice primary care. He has completed speciality training with joint and trigger point injections.

The primary focus of Don's practice is treatment of patients' acute, subacute, and chronic pain due to musculoskeletal, neurological, and orthopedic conditions.

Usama H. Ghazi, D.O.

Usama H. Ghazi, D.O. is a graduate of Midwestern University - Airzona College of Osteopathic Medicine and recipient of the class of 2000 Director's Award for outstanding clinical achievement in osteopathic medicine. He completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UCLA/VAGLAHS (Los Angeles, California), where he received the Rene Cailliet outstanding senior resident award and a certificate of commendation for outstanding teaching efforts from the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Ghazi completed fellowship training in Pain Management and served as a clinical instructor at the Stanford Interventional Spine Center (Stanford University Medical School Department of Orthopedics, Stanford, California). He is board of certified in Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and in Pain Medicine through the Americian Board of Anesthesioly. He is an adjunct assistant professor at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Touro University in California.

The primary focus of Dr. Ghazi's outpatient practice is the diagnosis and treatment of individuals with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Dr. Ghazi performs electrodiagnostic and nerve conduction studies. He also performs interventional injections under flouroscopic guidance in the lumbar, thoracic and cervical regions of the spine. Dr. Ghazi has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. Dr. Ghazi is a three-time recipient of Outstanding Physician Award and America's Most Compassionate Physician Award in 2011 from the Patient Choice Awards.

Lawrence A. Lesnak, D.O.

Lawrence A. Lesnak, D.O. is a 1990 graduate from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He underwent subsequent residency training in general surgery and neurosurgery at Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia. Additionally, he completed residency training in physicial medicine and rehabilitation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his board certification from the Americian Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The primary focus of Dr. Lesnak's practice is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Her performs electrodiagnostic studies, extremity joint injections and interventional lumbar spine injections. Dr. Lesnak has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Ryan Mansholt, PA-C
Ryan Mansholt, PA-C

Ryan Mansholt is a board certified Physician Assistant who completed his undergraduate studies with a Kinesiology degree from Illinois State University in 2001. He went on to study biomechanics and exercise physiology at the Sports University Of Cardiff Wales. Ryan received his Masters of Science degree from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Ryan began his career as a Physician Assistant in an orthopedic surgery group in Chicago where he assisted in orthopedic surgery including spine, trauma, and joint replacement. He went on to work with a prominent Sports Medicine surgeon in Downtown Chicago where he specialized in the treatment of a variety of orthopedic sports medicine injuries as well as advanced cartilage replacement and multi ligament reconstructive surgeries.

Ryan's primary practice focus is the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of orthopedic and spinal injuries. Ryan prides himself in his patient education skills and he believes in treating the entire person, not just the affected body part. Ryan also uses a variety of advance treatments for musculoskeletal and joint problems including PRP and hyalronic acid injections.

Rebekah Martin, M.D.

Originally from Texas, Dr. Martin earned her medical degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center - School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. While in medical school, she received the award for Outstanding Medical Student in the specialty of Neurology After finishing her intern year as chief resident at Texas Tech in El Paso, Texas, Dr. Martin completed a physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, where she was chief resident her senior year. Following her residency, Dr. Martin completed her training with a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Interventional Spine. She was a visiting professor for Loyola University in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and served as the Medical Director of their annual gross anatomy course. She is boarded in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with aspirations of sitting for both the Sports Medicine Boards and Pain Management Boards in the near future.

Dr. Martin's main focus is the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic neuro-musculoskeletal disorders. She has advanced training with interventional spine procedures, including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Martin also has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Barry A. Ogin, M.D.

Barry A. Ogin, M.D. is a 1995 graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He went on to complete physical medicine and rehabilitation residency training at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr. Ogin is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Ogin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal and neurological disorders, electrodiagnostic medicine and interventional spinal procedures in the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. Dr. Ogin has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Scott J. Primack, D.O.

Scott J. Primack, D.O., one of the founding partners of CROM, is a 1988 graduate of the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences, with subsequent residency training in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

The primary focus of Dr. Primack's practice is the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. He performs electrodiagnostic studies, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, interventional lumbar spine injections and osteopathic manipulation. He currently serves as Medical Director for the Colorado Special Olympics. Dr. Primack has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. His area of research is in the design and implementation of functional outcome measures.

David L. Reinhard, M.D.

David L. Reinhard, M.D. is a 1988 graduate of New York Medical College, with subsequent residency training at University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He completed fellowship training in brain injury rehabilitation at Moss Rehabilitation Hospital in Philadelphia and received his board certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

The primary focus of Dr. Reinhard's practice is outpatient treatment of patients with traumatic brain injury, musculoskeletal and neurological disorders and electrodiagnostic studies. He also performs diagnostic nerve blocks and neurolytic procedures with phenol and chemodenervation with Botulinum Toxin. Dr. Reinhard has Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

George V. Schakaraschwili, M.D.

George V. Schakaraschwili, M.D. is a 1995 graduate of the UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He completed both a residency program in physical medicine and rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston and an electrodiagnostic fellowship program. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He is also certified by the American College of Thermology.

Dr. Schakaraschwili's outpatient practice focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. In addition, he performs electrodiagnostic studies and autonomic assessments for the diagnosis of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). He has a Level II Full Accreditation from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation.

Thomas W. Vavrek, D.O.

Thomas Vavrek, D.O., joined OMAM in 2008. His practice focuses on osteopathic evaluation and treatment of patients with acute and chronic conditions. He completed his training at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine in Phoenix. He also completed a 1st Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Michigan State University and a 2nd Residency in Neuromuscular Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) at Botsford Hospital in Michigan. Dr. Vavrek worked as a Clinical Instructor at MSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine, and as Chief Resident at MSU's Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Dr. Vavrek has Level II Full Accreditation through the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. Dr. Vavrek is Board certified in both Neuromuscular Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Board Certified. His practice focuses on Neuromuscular Medicine within the OMAM practice. Dr. Vavrek has received several awards and honors, including Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key National Honor Societies, and has served as a medical volunteer for several years. His research includes utilization of alternative therapies within RIC's pediatric population, the U.S. Organ Transplant Games, and investigation of neuroendocrine development.