Narges Najmyar is a certified physician assistant in National Spine & Pain Center’s Reston and Centerville, VA offices. She works with Marina G. Protopapas, D.O., providing patient consultations, pain medication management, pre- and post-procedure visits and interventional treatments including trigger point injections and intra-articular steroid injections.
Her work at National Spine & Pain Center’s is a homecoming of sorts for Najmyar, who served as a medical assistant for Dr. Protopapas for two years before pursuing her master’s degree in the health sciences from George Washington University. During that time, she gained valuable experience in fluoroscopy and ultrasound imaging and assisted Dr. Protopapas with clinical procedures such as nerve blocks, epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, discograms, spinal cord stimulator trials, and radiofrequency ablations.
“It has been great to be back working with Dr. Protopapas and Tazha Alan PA-C and being able to see my old patients again,” Najmyar said. “I love being able to build a rapport with my patients and that starts with making sure they are heard. You really can’t judge a book by its cover, so it is important to have a holistic approach in evaluating what could be contributing to a patients’ pain.”
Whether it is ensuring the elderly that although they may have pain, there is still hope in alleviating some of the pain, or working with athletes who are struggling with injuries that leave them unable to do what they enjoy, Najmyar is committed to helping her patients overcome their pain and get back to living life fully. “I played basketball and I know how depressing it is when you get hurt and can’t participate in the sport of your dreams for months at a time,” she recalled. “So I really enjoy being able to relate to patients in that aspect, and giving them options to a speedy recovery.”
In her free time, Najmyar enjoys playing basketball and coaches youth basketball. She also like to travel and spend time with her family.
Centreville, VA Office
13890 Braddock Road, Suite 100 Centreville, VA 20121
Reston, VA Office
1860 Town Center Drive, Suite 430 Reston, VA 20190