Dr. Herrick is the founding member of the Center for Pain which began in 1997. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology in both Anesthesiology and Pain Management. He is active in organized medicine and currently serves on the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners, a position he has held since 2004. Dr. Herrick is the 150th president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. His undergraduate degree is from Auburn University and his medical degree was attained at The University of Alabama, Birmingham, which he attended on a United States Air Force scholarship. Dr. Herrick spent three years on active duty attaining the rank of Major. He is an Eagle Scout.
Dr. Katz is a Board certified anesthesiologist with specialty training in Pain Management. Before joining The Center for Pain of Montgomery in 1999, he served in the military, reaching the rank of Major and directing a multi-disciplinary pain practice as Chief Anesthesiologist for Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. His experience with Anesthesia, Neurology, Psychiatry, and Physical Therapy was applied at area hospitals, and now The Center for Pain. He graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University in Houston, Texas, in 1984. He earned his medical degree from Southwestern Medical School on the campus of the University of Texas in 1988. He completed a Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1991 and an Anesthesia Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1995. He is a member of MASA and is the state representative for ASSIP.
Dr. Shinkle grew up in the small town of Springville, Utah. After high school, he spent two years working on an elite wildland fire crew. In 2004, he graduated summa cum laude from Utah Valley University. Before attending medical school, he was an accomplished researcher. He attended medical school at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, with a full academic scholarship. Following medical school graduation, he completed a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in interventional pain management at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Dr. Shinkle has made it his life's work managing states of pain. He understands how debilitating painful conditions can be and how they can negatively impact a person and their loved ones. He strives to improve the quality of life and emotional well-being of his patients. Dr. Shinkle firmly believes in a comprehensive approach to pain management. He uses all the latest techniques to reduce the burden of pain. He specializes in minimally invasive treatment options, as well as the latest medications for treating painful conditions.
In his free time, Dr. Shinkle enjoys working on his small equestrian farm with his wife and four children. He is an avid outdoorsman, and even though he isn't a native of Alabama, he has taken up the southern sport of hog hunting.
Dr. Long attended the University of Alabama in Huntsville and obtained a degree in Bachelors of Science with a major in biology and minor in chemistry. Dr. Long also attended medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine in Birmingham. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two miniature schnauzer and loves doing anything related to the outdoors.
Amanda Hargrove is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner who obtained her Master of Science in Nursing from Troy University and her Bachelor of Science Nursing from Auburn University Montgomery. Prior to her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse in General and Neurosurgery at Jackson Hospital. Obtaining her certification as Registered Nurse First Assistant at Surgery. Amanda continues to serve as an active member of the Army Reserves in the rank of Major. Amanda joined The Center for Pain in 2013.
James Darrell McDonald is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He earned his Master of Science in Nursing from Troy University. Darrell began his medical career at Southern Union State Community College with a Paramedic degree. He later went on to work as a Registered Nurse. Darrell has over 15 years of medical experience in critical care, emergency, and cardiology.
Jenny Summersill is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who obtained her Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Troy University. Prior to her career as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Baptist East, Children’s of Alabama, and Brookwood Medical Center in several diverse departments, including a Pulmonary unit, Oncology/Hematology unit, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She enjoys spending time with her husband and her dog, Reggie. Jenny joined The Center for Pain in July 2016.
Sherry Feeney is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Spanish and Business at The Pennsylvania State University in University Park, PA and then earned her Masters in Nursing at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, she worked as a registered nurse in the emergency and interventional radiology departments for 15 years.