- Pain Management
Dr. Sowerby is a board-certified pain management physician specialized in interventional pain management. During her extensive career in medicine, she has performed tens of thousands of therapeutic interventional pain management procedures.
Prior to entering the medical profession, Dr. Sowerby first studied exercise physiology at Oral Roberts University followed by a degree in physical education at the University of Oregon. She began her career in healthcare by obtaining a nursing degree at Langston University’s University Center of Tulsa, in Oklahoma. She then attended medical school at Oklahoma State University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, where she graduated with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1996. After completing an internship in emergency medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, New York, she moved to Pennsylvania to complete an emergency medicine residency at St. Luke’s Hospital in Bethlehem and Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown.
Initially, she took a position as an emergency medical physician at Mercy Medical Center in Redding, California. There, she performed general emergency medicine, including minor surgical procedures, and was tasked with interpreting laboratory and imaging studies, casting, splinting, and the like. She then became an interventional pain management specialist at Northern California Invasive Pain Management in Redding, California, where she worked for almost a decade. During this time, she continued her work in emergency medicine by serving as an urgent care physician at Sunset Urgent Care, also in Redding.
In addition to her extensive diagnostic, consultation, and medication management experience, Dr. Sowerby has experience performing many interventional procedures, including the following:
- cervical, thoracic, and lumbar/caudal transforaminal/interlaminar epidural steroid and selective nerve root injections
- cervical, thoracic, and lumbar facet joint and medial branch injections
- sympathetic blocks
- joint injections
- cervical, thoracic, and lumbar radiofrequency neurotomies
- implantation of trial spinal cord stimulators
- occipital blocks
- trigger point injections
- peripheral nerve blocks
- procedures under fluoroscopy
- procedures using ultrasound guidance
Dr. Sowerby is licensed to practice medicine in California and Illinois.