Meet the Team
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.
Dr. Sonuyi (pronounced SHA-NEW-EE) joined our practice in January 2018. She is a Board certified adult and geriatric primary care Nurse Practitioner. She received her undergraduate degree in 2007 from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in nursing. For her graduate studies, she attended Arizona State University where she received her clinical doctorate in Nursing in 2014. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. In her spare time she enjoys listening to podcasts, travel abroad and cooking her favorite vegan dishes. She is seeing supportive care patients in our office.
Eileen has been in the healthcare field since 1980. She graduated from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism in 1978 with a degree in Communications and Spanish. She went on to further her education in the medical field and graduated from William Rainey Harper College in 1982 with an Associates in Nursing Science. She has worked in Pediatric and Adult Neurology and OB/Gyn. She received her Certification in Medical Management in May of 2008. She has been with the office since 2009 and enjoys the day to day management of a busy Physiatry practice. She enjoys traveling, reading, shopping and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Perla has been with our office since 2013. She graduated from Everest College in 2009 with her Medical Assisting Certification. She is in charge of the front and back office and ensures that the office runs efficiently. She is a married mom of three adorable boys and enjoys camping, hiking and traveling.
Claudia is our newest team member, joining our office in June 2018. She runs the front desk and coordinates referrals, authorizations and scheduling. She graduated from Brookline College with her certification in Medical Assisting this year. She enjoys working out, listening to music and shopping.
Irene joined our office in September 2017 and is a back office medical assistant. 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 has previous experience in family practice and Pediatrics. She enjoys cooking and trying new recipes, reading, road trips and horseback riding in her free time.
Elisabeth graduated in July 2013 with a Pharmacy Technician certification. She previously worked for two years at a CVS Pharmacy in which she gained extensive knowledge in the field. She joined our staff in May 2015 and handles all of the prescription needs of our patients. She is a busy mom of an active daughter. She enjoys reading, dancing and spending time with family.