Meet the Team

Jeffrey Scott, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Scott, MD, received his Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL. He then completed his graduate studies at Southern Illinois University’s School of Medicine in Springfield, IL, and continued on to complete his residency at Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA.

After becoming Chief Resident, Dr. Scott was board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2001. In 2010, he became a Certified in Independent Medical Evaluator. As a Physiatrist in private practice, Dr. Scott believes that the care that goes into quality pain management is much more than pain medication and injections. It is the willingness to explore various treatments and evaluating the effectiveness of those treatments in the overall success and functional improvement of the patient. Quality care also involves assessing how pain can cause damage in areas such as self-independence, self-reliability, work issues, depression and the social stigma of disability and handicap.

Dr. Scott understands the physical and psychological barriers that chronic pain conditions create for the patient and their families. His definition of improvement is functional improvement. Maximizing function includes not only pain control but also patient education, communication and participation. With an individualized treatment plan, the impact of chronic pain on a patient’s quality of life can be minimized.

Perla Gastelum, Medical Assistant, Office Manager

Perla has been with our office since 2013. She graduated from Everest College in 2009 with her Medical Assisting Certification. She is a married mom of three adorable boys and enjoys camping, hiking and traveling.


Irene Navarro, Medical Assistant

Irene joined our office in September 2017. She is currently enrolled at Phoenix College and starting her career path in nursing. She is very passionate about the medical field and enjoys interacting with patients.  She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes, reading, road trips and horseback riding in her free time.

Claudia Leon, Medical Assistant

Claudia has been with our office since June 2018. She is the medical assistant to Melissa Hands FNP-C. She graduated from Brookline College with her certification in Medical Assisting. She enjoys working out and listening to music and shopping.