Janet McGuire is a certified physician assistant in National Spine & Pain Centers’ Martinsburg, WV office where she collaborates with other members of the medical staff on all aspects of patient care, including initial assessments, pre-procedure education, pain management plans and post-procedure follow-ups.
Prior to joining NSPC, McGuire served as a physician assistant in hospital emergency departments and outpatient urgent care settings as well as for an orthopedic surgical practice that specialized in spinal issues. “Having a background in spinal surgery, I felt drawn to a field that would allow me close interaction with patients and an opportunity to employ a multi-disciplinary approach to helping them regain control over their lives and their chronic pain,” she said. “I’m especially pleased to be a part of the NSPC team given its leadership in developing regenerative treatments that are going to have a strong role in the future of managing and treating pain.”
McGuire earned her certificate in physician assistant studies from Seton Hill College in Greensburg, PA. She also holds a certificate in emergency medicine from the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV. She earned her bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene education from the California University of Pennsylvania in California, PA and worked for 10 years as a dental hygienist before pursuing her advanced medical studies.
Given her knowledge and experience in different areas of medicine, McGuire is particularly committed to helping patients improve their entire well-being, regardless of where they feel pain. “Treating overall health is vital to controlling any chronic condition, especially pain,” she said. “Making both small, and sometimes major, lifestyle changes such as exercising, stopping smoking, making good nutritional choices, losing weight and controlling stress and anxiety play a strong role in the outcome of pain management therapies.”
In her free time, McGuire enjoys travel, reading and spending time with her husband and their rescue animals.
Martinsburg, WV Office
1741 Williamsport Pike, Martinsburg, WV 25404