Michael J. Gesquiere, M.D.

Board Certified, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Dr. Michael Gesquiere is the founding partner and president of Peak Anesthesia and Pain Management.  He is a native of Michigan and began his training at Michigan State University.  Dr. Gesquiere completed his Medical, surgical, anesthesia and interventional spine training at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.  Upon completion of his extensive training, research, and publications he successfully completed three board certifications from the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Board of Pain Management, and the American Academy of Pain Management.

Dr. Gesquiere specializes in treating both chronic and acute pain conditions using an evidence based algorithmic approach to each patient.  He is an active member of the North American Neuromodulation Society(NANS), International Neuromodulation Society(INS), American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Management(ASRA),  Colorado Pain Society(CPS), and is faculty’s instructor for the American Society of Pain and Neuroscience(ASPN).

Dr. Gesquiere has been practicing medicine upon completion of medical school in 1999.  He has been awarded numerous local, national, and international awards and recognition for his efforts and compassion in the field of Interventional Pain Medicine.  His awards have included Top Doc, Who’s Who Award, Elite American Physicians,  The Patients Choice Award, along with many others.  He specializes in diagnosis and treatment of complex regional pain syndrome, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, sciatica, joint arthritis, back pain, motor vehicle accidents, whiplash, migraines, neck pain, neuropathy, spasticity, phantom limb pain,  failed back surgery syndrome, among many other painful and debilitating conditions.
Dr Gesquiere employs traditional treatments including injection therapy, along with advanced therapies including radio frequency ablation of sensory nerves, spinal cord, dorsal root ganglion and peripheral nerve stimulation, minimally-invasive disc procedures, regenerative medicine, Ketamine infusion therapy, Botox*, and intrathecal drug delivery.
Dr. Gesquiere is well know for his compassion, dedication, and works tirelessly with his patients to achieve their goals in alleviation of pain and improvement in their quality of life.

Vitaliy Domashevich, M.D.

Board Certified, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

Dr. Domashevich graduated from Minsk Medical Academy in 1993 and was working as an as anesthesiologist in Minsk district hospital until immigrating to the USA in 1995. He then repeated his residency in Anesthesiology at the famous Cook County hospital in Chicago, IL and graduated from the fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in 2002. He has been Board Certified in Anesthesiology since 2003 and in Pain Medicine since 2004. He has been continuously practicing in the Denver Metro area since graduating from his fellowship in 2002.

Dr. Domashevich specializes in the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndromes, Lumbar and Cervical Degenerative Disk Disease, Spondylosis, Migraine headaches. He is trained and performs all of the currently available procedures of Interventional Pain Management including Spinal Cord Stimulator placement, Radiofrequency Ablation, Prolotherapy, Epidural Steroid Injections etc.

Andrew Smolenski, M.D.

Board Certified, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Management

Dr. Smolenski received his medical degree from Wayne State University, performed his residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, completed an anesthesia-based pain medicine fellowship and is Board Certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management.

Due to his cross-training in several areas, he is able to pinpoint the source of his patients’ pain. His goal is to provide an accurate diagnosis and develop an appropriate, non-operative treatment plan. His treatments utilize a full range of pain management techniques, from physical therapy, to pharmacologic management, to interventions, such as epidurals, nerve root blocks, and spinal cord stimulation.

Matthew Eckermann, M.D.

Board Certified, Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. Matthew Eckermann is originally from Houston, Texas. He attended the University of Texas at Austin for his undergraduate degree in Psychology with a specialization in neuroscience. He received his MD at the University of Texas Tech School of Medicine where he studied at the Pain Management Institute at Texas Tech. He subsequently spent several years in general surgery residency at the the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Eckermann then completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of Missouri where he served as academic faculty and specialized in ultrasound guided regional anesthesia for acute pain management.

After years of practicing anesthesia, he attended a two year pain fellowship with Dr. Gesquiere at Peak Anesthesia and Pain Management, studying spinal cord neuromodulation and comprehensive pain care. He specializes in comprehensive interdisciplinary pain management including spinal injections, spinal cord stimulation therapy, radio frequency ablation, platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapies.

Dr. Eckermann believes in a wholistic comprehensive approach to pain management treating the entire patient including physical therapy, injection therapy, and behavioral therapy. He is an active member and attends yearly meetings at the Spine Intervention Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and the North American Neuromodulation Society meetings. Dr. Eckermann is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.

Lauren McLaughlin-Abrams, D.O.

Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Pain Medicine

Dr. McLaughlin-Abrams is originally from Vancouver, Canada and received her undergraduate degree from the University of British Columbia. She received her medical degree from Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Colorado. Upon graduation, she went on to complete her internship in Internal Medicine at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Denver. She completed both her Anesthesiology residency and Interventional Chronic Pain fellowship at the University of Colorado. She is board certified in both anesthesiology and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology.

She has a particular interest in cancer pain management and feels that it is very important that the focus of care is on the patient’s pain, fatigue, and distress. She enjoys working closely with the patient’s support team including family and oncology specialists. She believes that cancer treatment side-effects can be minimized by incorporating optimal pain medication management with minimally invasive procedures as well as physical and cognitive behavioral therapies.

In addition to specializing in cancer pain management, she has particular interest in incorporating osteopathic diagnoses and treatments. She enjoys treating a variety of pain symptoms including pelvic pain and post-mastectomy/chest wall pain symptoms. Other areas of expertise include sports related injuries, chronic injuries, neuropathy, and myofascial pain.