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. Kendrick Thomas – M.D. Board Certified Anesthesia, Board Eligible Pain Management
Novocur Medical Director 

Dr. Kendrick Thomas
Dr. Kendrick Thomas has a unique perspective of pain management in that he was a patient before become a physician. As a teenager, he underwent two spinal surgeries that lead to progressive and severe low back pain in his late 20’s. He sought and found relief of his pain with some of the same interventional techniques that he uses today in his practice. The pain relief that he experienced was so profound and life changing that he decided to become a pain physician.

He completed his Anesthesiology residency at University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences where he received specialized training in regional anesthesia and pain medicine. He was awarded the Alon P. Winnie award for Excellence in Pain Medicine. After residency he returned to Arizona for additional fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management with Arizona Pain Specialists where he was trained in the latest advanced interventional techniques. He is passionate about helping his patients return to and maintain an active lifestyle. Dr. Thomas treats a wide variety of painful conditions including spine and joint pain, abdominal and pelvic, neuropathic pain.

He uses techniques such as neuromodulation, radiofrequency ablation, and regenerative therapies like Platelet-Rich-Plasma (PRP) and stem-cell therapies.

Dr. Brandon Gough – M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Kendrick Thomas
Dr. Brandon Gough, noted orthopedic surgeon with Hedley Orthopedic Institute, is now seeing patients in the Novocur Scottsdale location. Dr. Gough specializes in total knee and hip replacements as well as partial knee replacements.

Dr. Gough has extensive experience using micro-invasive surgical approaches as well as robotic surgery. His addition to the Novocur practice is a huge gain for Novocur patients as he is the most sought after orthopedic surgeon for joint replacement in the Valley. Dr. Gough’s addition to the Novocur practice gives our patients convenient access to an orthopedic surgeon on site with much shorter wait time for an appointment.

Dr. Gough received his undergraduate degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama and earned his medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska. He completed his general orthopedics residency and internship at the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Wichita. He is also fellowship trained in hip and knee reconstruction surgery.

Dr. Gough focuses on soft-tissue preservation and early recovery following total join replacement. This allows for less pain after surgery, shorter hospital stays and in some cases, outpatient total joint replacement.

Marisa Rebeka – Nurse Practitioner
Marisa Rebeka
Marisa is a certified family nurse practitioner. She made Arizona her home in 2004. She received both her bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from Grand Canyon University.

Marisa worked as a registered nurse in a diverse hospital setting, gaining experience in cardiac, gastrointestinal, pain, and surgical medicine. After working in a hospital setting for several years, Marisa returned to school to pursue a Master’s degree in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner. Through out her master’s program, Marisa worked as a registered nurse with an interventional pain group, and upon graduation began work as a Nurse Practitioner specializing in interventional pain management. In addition, Marisa furthered her interest and education in aesthetic medicine by becoming an advanced cosmetic injector and certified laser technician at National Laser Institute.

Cindy Mirasol R.N. – Director of Nursing

Cindy Mirasol works as the clinical Director of Nursing who oversees all clinical nurses and ancillary clinical staff. Cindy makes sure your experience at Novocur is safe by ensuring that all infection control procedures are strictly followed. She also performs continuous quality control checks on equipment, records and staff to ensure your care is delivered in the safest possible environment and by the most well trained clinical staff in the industry.

Destiny Hudson – Patient Care Coordinator

Destiny joined the Novocur team in August of 2015 as our Patient Care Coordinator. She has 4 years of experience in the health care field specializing in patient care and looks forward to many more. Destiny 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.

Tyra Montero M.A. – Medical Assistant

Tyra works hand-in-hand with Dr. Thomas in the procedure room and in patient consultations. Tyra is a Novocur veteran with over 7 years tenure. Patients always enjoy seeing Tyra’s smiling face when they come for appointments.

Novocur Pain Management Physicians

Novocur’s physicians are double Board Certified or eligible 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 loved 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 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.  Although routine medication refills and follow-up visits may be performed by a mid-level provider, your Novocur customized treatment plan and procedures will always be managed by a pain specialist doctor.  Most pain management facilities cannot provide Novocur’s personal level of care.  We believe you deserve the highest level of treatment every time you visit a Novocur facility.