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Our Team

Our practice uses a team model and we are proud to work daily with our PA/NPs. They all have extensive experience and postgraduate training in Pain Medicine.
To maintain this high level of expertise, they attend 1 to 2 national meetings in State of the Art Pain Medicine each year. Cases are reviewed daily with our physicians and we have a weekly conference of all providers to review cases and treatment plans.

Gretchen Michael, PA-C

Gretchen joined The Redding Pain Medicine team in 2007. She remains motivated by a desire to make a positive difference in the lives of patients experiencing chronic pain. She loves a good book, She enjoys relaxing with friends, hiking, boating and scuba diving.


  • Attended Central Connecticut State University, where she earned a BA in English Literature in 1988
  • Attended Western University, where she completed her Physician Assistant studies in 2000

Laura Szymanski, MSN, NP-C/PA-C

Laura is a local Redding girl who graduated from Chico State University with honors and a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Laura is married and has two children.


  • Earned the Navy Award for Nursing Excellence
  • Worked as an operating room nurse at Shasta Regional Medical Center and Apogee Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Worked in the emergency room at Mercy Medical Center
  • Attended University of California at Davis, where she earned a dual certification as a Physician Assistant and Family Nurse Practitioner

Stacia Souter, FNP-C

Stacia joined Redding Pain Medicine in 2018 and has been helping pain patients since 1991.

Before she came to Redding Pain Medicine, she had extensive nursing experience with Pain Medicine and Health Optimization including medical weight loss therapy.

She enjoys hiking, kayaking, and other outdoor activities that allow her to fully appreciate God’s gifts. She moved to Redding after high school and calls Redding her home.


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing – California State University, Dominguez Hills
  • Master of Science in Nursing – California State University, Sacramento
  • Dual training as a Physician Assistant and Family Nurse Practitioner – University of California, Davis

Patient Liaisons

Lindsey Vulich, RN

Shari Hayden, MA


Welcome to Biologic Spine Therapy
Our administrative team is made up of dedicated and compassionate individuals who strive to provide the best possible care for our patients.

We pride ourselves on our excellent communication skills and attention to detail, ensuring that every patient receives personalized and efficient service. 

Whether you’re calling to schedule an appointment or visiting us in person, we are committed to making your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. Our team is passionate about helping others and takes great pride in what we do.

Jennifer Frisbie

Patient Testimonial

“The staff is fantastic, friendly, and helpful in making the process less stressful. ”
— Steve T.