About Us

The Novocur team members are true professionals dedicated to the pursuit of knocking out pain fast!  Meet the Novocur team.

Dr. Alex Bigham, CEO

Alex Bigham, DC is CEO of Novocur Pain Management Clinics.  Dr. Bigham has over 18 years of health care experience in private practice and Ambulatory Surgical Center settings.  Dr. Bigham’s goal, when he opened the first Novocur Pain Management Clinic in 2005, was to offer the most advanced treatment options in a concierge type practice without the concierge price tag.  Dr. Bigham appears frequently on local TV and radio programs to discuss the latest in Pain Management or related health topics.

Dr. Neil Thakkar – Medical Director

Dr. Thakkar is board certified in both Anesthesia and Pain Management.  Dr. Thakkar completed his residency at St. Louis University followed by a Pain Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati.   He is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Academy of Pain Medicine and the North American Neuromodulation Society.   Although Dr. Thakkar is fellowship-trained in all aspects of pain management he specializes in spinal related pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, chronic headaches and knee pain.  Dr. Thakkar believes that a multi-model approach to pain management provides the most effective and long-term pain relief.

Debbie Robrock – Patient Care Coordinator

Debbie joined the Novocur team in July, 2010 as our Patient Care Coordinator.   She has over 25 years of experience in the health care field specializing in specialty practice patient care.  Debbie will be the person who handles your scheduling needs, verifies your insurance benefits and answers your preliminary treatment option questions.  It is her goal to provide you with a comfortable and positive experience starting with your very first call to Novocur.

Keely Soto – Office Manager

Keely Soto joined Novocur in 2010 as Office Manager.   After completing her studies at the University of Dallas in Foreign Language, Keely began translating documents for prospective radial keratotomy patients leading to her interest in the medical field.  Keely has over 29 years of experience managing all aspects of a medical practice, from billing to overseeing patient care.  Keely’s goal is to make sure Novocur patients achieve the highest level of satisfaction.

Novocur Pain Management Physicians

Novocur’s physicians are double Board Certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology.  Our facilities are Medicare Certified and Accredited by AAAHC to ensure you will receive the highest standards of care in Arizona.  These certifications require a higher practice and environmental standard, which translate to better and safer care for you or your love one.

No matter what type of pain you suffer from, Novocur has a solution specifically for you.  We want to be your pain management provider.

Novocur was ranked one of Arizona’s Top Pain Management Facilities in 2013 and 2014. The poll was performed by Ranking Arizona, the largest public opinion poll in Arizona, which is published by the Arizona Business Magazine.

Our Mission
Provide fast acting and long lasting pain relief to our patients.  We know our patients are suffering and it’s our mission to knock your pain out as quickly as possible so you can get back to the important stuff in life!

Our Vision
Deliver cutting edge treatments in state-of-the-art facilities by the most highly trained board certified physicians available in the state of Arizona.  Novocur is proud to be one of the only accredited pain management organizations in the state of Arizona. (Accredited by AAAHC)

Novocur strives for seamless coordination of your care with other top professionals in the community to take advantage of a superior multidisciplinary approach to your treatment.

Our Values

Always treat our patients with respect and provide a concierge level of professionalism and treatment without the concierge price tag.  Novocur patients will always have continuity of care with the same provider. Your Novocur provider will always be a pain specialist doctor versus the midlevel provider you will see at any of our competitors.  We believe you deserve the highest level of treatment every time you visit a Novocur facility.