Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers
Our Centers are dedicated to a holistic approach to pain management. The staff is committed to high quality of care guided by a board-certified physician. We offer full-service pain management services including injection therapy and pharmacologic therapies in the management of acute and chronic pain. The center provides guidance in chiropractic therapies, acupuncture, massage therapy, and psychological counseling.
Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers is dedicated to the mission of reducing prescription drug abuse in our community. We uphold the highest standards in preventing drug diversion and abuse. This is to protect our most vulnerable citizens in their time of need.
The treatment team is led by
Blake D. Christensen D.O.
Board Certified, Fellowship Trained Interventional Pain Management
I am a proud fifth-generation Oklahoman from the Deer Creek/Edmond area. I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Letters with a minor in Science from the University of Oklahoma where I competed on the wrestling team. I then attended OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine and earned my Doctor of Osteopathy Degree. I completed my residency in Anesthesiology at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. After residency, I completed an ACGME approved fellowship in Interventional Pain Management in Chicago, Illinois. I took part in this fellowship alongside a large, dynamic group of Interventional Pain faculty associated with the John H. Stroger and Rush Hospital systems. I am Board Certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. I am fellowship trained in Interventional Pain Management.
In 2016, I returned to my hometown to practice Interventional Pain Management. I opened the Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers and hired a staff of qualified medical assistants and professionals who share my vision. It is my goal to provide the highest standard of care to all of my patients and effectively communicate treatment plans with each patient’s referring physician.
My specialty is Interventional Pain Management with a focus on current, approved interventional techniques and treatment to medically manage complex pain syndromes. I approach pain management using a conservative multimodal approach to identify the source or causation of pain and treating it at the source using minimally invasive treatments. I work to reintroduce patients back to the healthy, functional, pain-free life they previously enjoyed.
I believe it is possible to #LivePainFree. I thoroughly enjoy working with my patients to manage and reduce their pain. It would be my privilege to serve as your Pain Treatment Physician. Please call for an appointment today. No referrals are necessary.
American Medical Association
American Osteopathic Association
American Society of Intervention Pain Physicians
American Society of Anesthesiology
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Oklahoma Osteopathic Association
Oklahoma Society of Anesthesiology
Oklahoma State Medical Society
Oklahoma County Medical Society
Oklahoma Pain Society
Anesthesiology – University of Oklahoma
Health Health Sciences Center, OKC
Interventional Pain Management – John H. Stroger of Cook County affiliated with Rush Hospital, Chicago IL
BOARD CERTIFICATION BY THE AMERICAN BOARD OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
University of Oklahoma, Norman OK
Oklahoma State University
College of Osteopathic Medicine,
St. Anthony’s Hospital, OKC
Tanja A. Pittman
DNP, APRN, FNP, Nurse Practitioner
Tanja is a native to Oklahoma and was a graduate of Western Heights High School. She attended the University of Central Arkansas where she earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (2008) and her Master of Science in Nursing – FNP (2011). She graduated cum Laude with Honors.
In 2015, she and her family returned to Oklahoma from Arkansas – and we are fortunate that she did! Miss Tanja graduated from Oklahoma City University as a Doctor of Nursing Practice in December 2017 with High Honors and earned the Outstanding Service Award. She has taught as a professor in the BSN-DNP Family Nurse Practitioner Program at Oklahoma City University since Fall 2015. In February 2018, she joined Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers and has a growing number of patients.
Tanja has a passion for missionary work and has participated in many Surgical and Medical Mission Trips lending her many skills to those in need in impoverished countries while sharing her faith. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, pets, and is also a master gardener.
Dr. Christensen and Tanja work closely as a team to offer patients alternatives to pain management and pain control. They believe in determining and addressing the causation of pain rather than merely treating the symptoms. Tanja brings her skills and compassion into the clinic helping patients live their active lifestyles with less pain.
Tanja’s patients rave about her people skills and her compassion. Schedule an appointment today! We think you will agree that Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers is lucky to have her assist on your treatment team!
MHS, PA-C Physician Assistant
Alicia is a native Ohioan and a graduate of Centerville High School. While growing up in Ohio, she swam competitively for 8 years which facilitated the development of her drive for excellence. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville in 2013. During that time, she was a member of the Gamma Beta Phi Honors and Service fraternity and named an Octa N. High Scholar. In 2014, she moved to Oklahoma and began her healthcare career in interventional pain management as a clinical assistant. In June 2016, she began the Physician Associate Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and graduated with a Master’s degree in Health Science in October 2018. She became certified as a Physician Assistant in November 2018 after passing the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam. Upon graduating, she realized she was more heavily drawn towards interventional pain than any other specialty. In January 2019, she joined Oklahoma Pain Treatment Centers. She loves that this specialty allows her to develop personal relationships with her patients. She is currently a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Oklahoma Academy of Physician Assistants. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family.