Meet Our Staff

The IPC staff is a team of proficient doctors, nurses and physician assistants with nearly 40-years of experience in the field of pain management and control.

 

Learn a little more about us and what we can do for you.

Dr. Wynndel Buenger

IPC Founder

“When I meet with my patients, my ultimate goal is to explain what is causing their pain and then provide them with recommended treatment options. As a physician, I strive to remain up-to-date on the latest medical procedures and medications that can help my patients return to normal function. I look forward to playing an integral part in your overall health.”

Dr. Buenger practices at our Alton location on Monday and Thursday.  He sees patients at our Swansea office every Tuesday and in Maryville on Wednesday. Dr. Buenger conducts surgeries on Fridays at Alton Memorial Hospital or Missouri Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Buenger is currently accepting new patients.

Katie Barnard

MSN, RN, FNP-BC

“My background has focused primarily on Urgent Care; however, I have grown to love pain management. I love connecting with my patients and working with an awesome group of professionals here at IPC. I truly enjoy being able to help my patients manage their chronic pain allowing them to continue their family lives and working. My goal as a provider is to listen to my patients, educate them regarding their diagnosis, and provide a plan of care that is safe and individualized.”

Katie practices at our Swansea location every Monday and Thursday and our Alton location every Tuesday and Wednesday. Katie is currently accepting new patients.

Candace Charles

PA-C, CRT

“I began my medical career in the military and am a proud Army veteran. In addition to being a board certified Physician Assistant, I am also a licensed Respiratory Therapist. Working primarily in Family Medicine, I never thought I would gravitate towards the field of pain management. Then I started working with Dr. Buenger, and I saw how passionate he is about pain control and how he makes a difference in so many of his patients’ lives. As I began to experience the same fulfillment with my own patients, I knew this was my calling and where I belonged.

The highlight of my day is to see my patients happy and able to achieve the quality of life they were denied due to chronic pain. It is my goal to give them back the part of their life they feel chronic pain has taken from them with the least invasive treatment option. Our minimally invasive treatments, alternative methods of pain control and working cohesively with the IPC team allow me to do just that.”

Candace practices at our Swansea location Monday through Thursday and is currently accepting new patients.

Tricia Clayton

FNP-BC

“I personally feel like the Lord has me right where he wants me. I love being able to get to know my patients and their families while working together to develop a treatment plan that best fits their needs.

My favorite part about this job is helping to improve the functionality and quality of life for my patients. I love to teach and explain the disease process and the many treatment options available, as well as the evidence-based practice/research surrounding these treatment plans.

There are times when my job isn’t just about treating a condition that already exists, instead it’s about prevention. I like to get to know my patients to the point where I know what motivates them so I can utilize this in setting goals and getting them on the path to wellness.”

Tricia practices at our Alton clinic Monday through Thursday and is currently accepting new patients.

 

Elsa Raymond

FNP-C

Elsa practices at our Maryville clinic Monday through Thursday and is currently accepting new patients.

 

lorilee sebesta

FNP-C

I am excited to join IPC as their newest provider! While I thoroughly enjoyed my previous position working in plastic and reconstructive surgery, I am very much looking forward to having long-term patients that I can traverse along with on their journey to improved health. Engaging patients and their families in the process of developing appropriate treatment plans given their current situation, environment, family dynamic, history and lifestyle is something I pride myself in as a nurse practitioner. I believe this makes pain management a great fit for my practice and I look forward to the opportunity to serve this population.

Lorilee practices at our Alton location Monday through Thursday and is currently accepting new patients.

Joann Wilson

ANP-BC

“I love to see the progress that many of our patients make toward their goals. Ultimately, I strive to get patients back to a level of functioning that allows them to accomplish their daily goals with successful control of their pain. It’s so nice to see patients succeed – by following through and pushing forward. It is truly rewarding be a part of their journeys. 

The atmosphere at IPC is a team-oriented, and my colleagues are truly some of the best I have ever worked with. That makes working together as a team to treat our patients easy, which is our philosophy here.”

Joann has been an RN since 1998. She earned her MSN from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes Jewish College and has worked as an NP in Pain Management since 2008.

Joann practices at our Maryville location Monday through Thursday and is currently accepting new patients.

Whitney Nichols

PT

 

Whitney practices at our Physical Therapy clinic at the Maryville location Monday through Thursday and is currently accepting new patients.