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Our Physicians

Richard Donnini

Dr. Richard M. Donnini

RICHARD DONNINI, DO is the founder and president of the Pain Evaluation & Management Center of Ohio. He was the first physician to practice outpatient interventional pain management in southwest Ohio and one of the first to do so in the state. He is one of the first physicians to use radiofrequency neurolysis and medication contracts for patients. He has almost 20 years of experience in interventional pain management. He is certified in pain management and completed a one year fellowship. His patients and staff refer to him as “Doc.” He is a friendly and helpful physician who cares deeply about his patients.

To read Dr. Donnini's article on Spinal Cord Stimulation, please click here:
Use and Effectiveness of Spinal Cord Stimulation

To read Dr. Donnini's article on Neuropathic Pain, please click here:
Diagnostic and Therapeutic Issues of Neuropathic Pain

Dr. Thomas Heitkemper

THOMAS HEITKEMPER, PHD has been an integral part of our staff over the last 16 years as a psychologist. He is one of the first psychologists in the state of Ohio to direct the Psychology Department and manage an inpatient pain management program (in Cincinnati). We were fortunate enough to bring him into our practice as a director of our Psychology Department and he is one of the most respected psychologists in the state of Ohio in the area of psychology and pain management. With nearly 25 years experience with chronic pain patients, he is familiar with psychological techniques related to the management of chronic pain.

Dr. Janice P. Pauley

Dr. Janice Pauley, MD is the newest addition to the PEMCO staff.  She graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Biology.  From there, she pursed her medical degree at The Ohio State University receiving her MD in 1987 and residency in anesthesiology in 1991. Dr. Pauley has practiced anesthesiology and pain management for over 20 years in Ohio. Her expertise and knowledge of anesthesiology is extremely beneficial to her approach to chronic pain management.  PEMCO has gained an outstanding and skilled provider, who brings a great level of compassion and value to the PEMCO team.

Keith Rost

KEITH ROST, MSRS has over 20 years experience with acute and chronic pain patients. As the Pain Evaluation and Management Center Director of Physical Therapy for the past 12 years, he has integrated holistic/natural treatment options into the practice. Keith was also one of the first to provide microcurrent Iontophoresis with usage of Traumeel, a Homeopathic/Natural anti-inflammatory for modulation of acute and chronic pain.

Dr. Andreas Syllaba

ANDREAS SYLLABA, DO, NMM/OMM, has nearly 20 years of experience in both pain management centers and private practice. Using a variety of interventions from injection therapies to manipulative treatment, he helps patients with all types and severities of pain. He enjoys the challenge of caring for even the most difficult-to-treat pain conditions and improving his patients’ quality of life. Patients have described him as caring, a good listener, and a doctor who takes a comprehensive approach to addressing their concerns. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland and a degree in osteopathic medicine from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Missouri. He has two years of postgraduate training in physical medicine and rehabilitation and is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative medicine (NMM/OMM).


Additional Staff

Yvonne Clark, MS, CNP

Wava Young, MS, CNP

Lidia Berrone, MS, CNP

Kathi Flanders, MS, CNP

Karen Malko, LPN, Operations Manager

John Accrocco, MS, PT

1550 Yankee Park Place, Suite A, Centerville, Ohio 45458 - P:937.439.4949 - F:937.439.4948

Most Major Insurances Accepted
We are BWC Certified Providers


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