Our Team


PSPN Donald R. Murphy DCDonald R Murphy, DC

donald.murphy@spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Murphy is a chiropractic physician and primary spine practitioner with over 29 years of clinical practice experience. He currently serves as Director of Primary Spine Care Services for Care New England, a multi-hospital healthcare system in Rhode Island. There he oversees the implementation of an integrated, interdisciplinary spine care pathway that focuses on primary spine care. For more information on the spine care pathway see www.spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Murphy is also Clinical Assistant Professor at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Adjunct Professor at Southern California University of Health Sciences and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Research at New York Chiropractic College. He lectures throughout the world on various topics related to primary spine care and is the lead instructor for the Primary Spine Practitioner certificate course offered by the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Murphy has published dozens of articles in numerous peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as several books and book chapters. His newest two-volume book, Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain Vols I and II is the required text for the PSP certificate course. These books can be obtained through Amazon:
Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain. Volume I: Primary Management of Low Back Disorders Using the CRISP Protocols (Volume 1)

Clinical Reasoning in Spine Pain Volume II: Primary Management of Cervical Disorders Using the CRISP Protocols Case Studies in Primary Spine Care (Volume 2)

PSPN John M. VenturaJohn M Ventura, D.C., DABCO

john.ventura@spinecarepartners.com

Dr Ventura has over 30 years of clinical practice experience, first as an associate, then solo practice, and for the past 22 years as co-owner of a 5 doctor practice located in a multidisciplinary building. His practice is largely based in medical referrals and he was on the staff of a multidisciplinary, hospital based spine center.

For 15 years he served as clinical instructor in the department of family medicine at University of Rochester School of Medicine and as an associate clinical professor at New York Chiropractic College. He participated in the pilot project for the NCQA back pain recognition program and was among the first health care providers in the nation to achieve physician recognition status in this program. He has lectured across the country about the NCQA back pain recognition program.

He currently serves on the CMS technical expert panel to write the quality metrics for Physicians Quality Reporting System (PQRS). He teaches an online course in evidence based medicine for D'Youville College of Chiropractic. He currently serves on the board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and is on the musculoskeletal committee to the National Quality Forum. He currently serves on the board of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative and is on the musculoskeletal committee to the National Quality Forum.

PSPN Brian Justice, D.C.Brian Justice, D.C., DABCO

brian.justice@spinecarepartners.com

Dr Justice currently serves as the medical director of the Spine Health Program and pathway development for Lifetime Health Medical Group a primary care practice with 11 locations throughout Buffalo and Rochester, NY. He is also an associate medical director for Excellus BC/BS, a New York insurance plan with 1.9 million covered lives.
Over the last 30 years, Dr. Justice has had many unique opportunities to integrate into his community from both a clinical and personal perspective. This community immersion has led to clinical opportunities that include serving as a staff clinician in a hospital-based complementary medicine department, in a multidisciplinary spine center, and in occupational medicine departments of a hospital and an industry.
In addition, he helped to build a large and well respected chiropractic practice with multiple locations serving over 30,000 patients. He was among the first health care providers in the nation to achieve recognition status with the NCQA back pain recognition program for physicians. Dr Justice has served as a co-author of the Clinical Care Guidelines and Practice Parameters document for the chiropractic profession.

PSPN Thomas J. Neuner, D. C., J.D.Thomas J. Neuner, D.C., J.D.

thomas.neuner@spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Neuner is administrator of Michigan Spine and Joint Center, an integrated group of spine care specialists providing services which includes chiropractic, physiatry, interventional pain management and physical therapy.
Dr. Neuner is also an allied chiropractic physician with Michigan Head and Spine Institute, one of our nation’s largest neurosurgical groups.

He has been in practice as a chiropractic physician since 1984 and has a keen interest in the integration and coordination of varied health care practitioners in the field of spine care continuum.

In addition to duties as a full time clinician, Dr. Neuner holds a J.D. degree from Detroit College of Law, Michigan State University and is a licensed attorney admitted to the Michigan Bar. He is a member of the Michigan Health Lawyers Association and American Bar Association.

PSPN Ian C. Paskowski, D.C, MBAIan C. Paskowski, D.C., M.B.A.

ian.paskowski@spinecarepartners.com

Dr. Paskowski serves as the Medical Director of the Spine Care Program at Jordan Hospital.
In this capacity he is responsible for the development, coordination, implementation and quality assurance of a multidisciplinary, hospital based spine center. The center includes occupational health, chiropractic, physical medicine and rehabilitation, rheumatology, interventional pain management, neurosurgery and physical therapy.
In addition to serving as medical director, Dr. Paskowski is a staff chiropractor in the spine care program and one of four physicians responsible for managing patients referred through the spine care service line.

Most recently, he has been appointed to the board of Jordan Hospital. The only chiropractor to hold such a position in hospital administration, his expertise is in understanding healthcare process and communicating the clinical and financial opportunities available to all key stakeholders involved in the field of spine care.

PSPN Morris LeveneMorris Levene

morris.levene@spinecarepartners.com

Morris Levene has a career in health care that is noted for both innovation and management ability. He served as executive vice president for Excellus BC/BS for many years, overseeing projects involving pharmacy, operations, medical management, claims and a long term care insurance program. He and a medical physician recently founded Health Care Industry Advisors, a consulting group to assist clients in navigating through the complexities of the current health care environment.

Some of his major achievements at Excellus include developing and implementation one of the nations first hospital cost containment programs. He implanted a three tier pharmacy program, considered controversial program at that time that was highly successful .He also lead cost containment innovation by using PR and provider relation avenues to successfully convince the provider community that a split tablet program is an acceptable cost containment methodology.

He then developed, implemented and managed a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plan performance measurement program, which through his efforts became the National Blue Cross and Blue Shield Performance Standards Program, which is still in existence. By the use of sophisticated statistical marketing research analysis and survey techniques, he contributed to the marketing effectiveness of the Plans by identifying brand weaknesses and strengths and how consumers by demographic segment would react to specific insurance plans.