Kristen Engels brings a fresh prospective to the team at AZ Pain Doctors. Providing quality patient care through the implementation of evidence-based practice is of her highest priority. She enjoys working in such a rewarding specialty, relieving suffering and restoring quality of life. Kristen utilizes a multi-modality approach to achieve the greatest results, and she appreciates the complexity of each individual patient. She is highly regarded for her ability to provide comfort to patients during times of great need. Her compassion and her drive to help others fuels her practice.
Kristen studied at Purdue University as a Pharmacy major for two years prior to transferring to Indiana University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. She worked as a Registered Nurse for a year in Indianapolis, Indiana before moving to Phoenix, Arizona. Kristen spent seven years with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, treating patients with complex disease processes and managing post-operative pain. Her passion for patient care coupled with her drive to advance her knowledge led her to Grand Canyon University, where she earned a Masters of Science in Nursing. She is thriving in her role as a Nurse Practitioner, and she brings almost ten years of exceptional healthcare experience to our team.
In her spare time, Kristen enjoys traveling with her husband, trying new restaurants, and spending time outdoors.