Dr. Matthew Crooks

Dr. Matthew CrooksDr. Matthew Crooks is a double board certified, fellowship trained interventional pain specialist. He has had the distinction of training with leading experts in pain medicine at two of the nation’s top hospitals.

Dr. Aaron Degroot

Dr. Aaron DeGrootDr. DeGroot is originally from Oregon and received Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from Portland State University. He continued his education at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.

Tyler Ritchey

Pain Management CEO Tyler RitcheyTyler Ritchey is Pinnacle Pain and Spine’s CEO. He earned his degree in Prosthetics from Northwestern University, has his MBA, and is currently finishing his Doctorate in Business.

Ramona Williams

Ramona WilliamsRamona Williams is Pinnacle Pain and Spine’s office manager. She has worked with Dr. Crooks since 2010. Ramona stays active in her spare time hiking, running and traveling. She also enjoys going to church and helping the less fortunate.

Danielle Abbs

Danielle AbbsDanielle Abbs works as a medical assistant. For 8 years, Dani has worked in pain management, more than two of which have been with Dr. Crooks. She has been with Pinnacle Pain & Spine Consultants since August of 2017. Dani loves being outdoors, taking road trips and reading every chance she gets!

Christine Cox

Christine CoxChristine Cox completes authorizations for procedures, a job she has enjoyed for eight years. She has worked in the medical field for 10 years and from November 2017 to the present she has worked with Dr. Crooks, a position she also held from 2013 to 2016. When Christine is away from work, she loves spending time with family and friends.

Maria Gonzalez

Maria GonzalezMaria Gonzalez has been a medical assistant for nine years and worked in the pain field since 2011. She has enjoyed working with Dr. Crooks for four years. When she has time, she loves hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Claudia Grijalva

Claudia GrijalvaClaudia Grijalva is the administrative office manager, facilitating the credentialing, contracting, billing/accounts receivable duties at Pinnacle Pain & Spine Consultants. She has worked with Dr. Crooks at this position for almost 18 months. Claudia relishes the time she gets to spend with her family, outdoors and relaxing!

Bethany Traettino

Bethany TraettinoBethany Traettino proudly works as the Brand Ambassador at Pinnacle Pain & Spine Consultants. She has held this position for the past 10 months but has enjoyed working with Dr. Crooks over the past 2 years. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to live music, riding on the back of a motorcycle and hiking.

Sarah Snodgrass

Pain management medical assistant Sarah SnodgrassSarah Snodgrass, is a Medical Assistant and Medical Scribe here at Pinnacle Pain and Spine. She has been working with Dr. Crooks for the last 6 months, but has been actively in the medical field for the last 10 years. In her free time she likes to spend time with family and close friends, participate in her church’s outreach events, and walking or cycling outdoors.

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Overall Rating / 37 Total 1st-Party Reviews

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- June 21, 2018

Excellent!!! During my first visit with Dr. Crooks he had already reviewed my MRI, previous doctor notes, and images. I felt very welcomed with Dr. Crooks and Ramona his nurse! They are both very knowledgeable and caring! My pain is in my cervical area, Dr. Crooks and I disgusted my treatment plan and he thoroughly explained everything to me. I just moved to Arizona from Florida and he has been an excellent Physician! I received a few injections, due to being terribly in pain on my first office visit. I was able to schedule my procedure 2 days later. I was so thankful to have it scheduled! He is truly an amazing Doctor! I would definitely recommend Dr. Crooks! I felt he treated his patients as if they were his own family. He actually took the time to discuss what concerns you have, and what he recommended, and could help with. I am a patient at the Scottsdale office and the staff was very helpful as well. I can not say enough good things about Dr. Crooks! Ramona also was a very sweet, caring, and a magnificent Nurse. She took her time with you as well and I never felt rushed or as if they were to busy to take on a new patient. Definitely an outstanding and wonderful Doctor!

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- April 29, 2018

Matthew "Dr. Miracle-worker" Crooks was my latest attempt since 2002 of four other "back specialists". Matthew having studied my previous MRIs decided that RFA was the most likely treatment for success while being the least invasive. He setup an aggressive schedule and only 3 days ago I had my first Lumbar right side RFA. His staff have the process down to a very quick 15-30 minute procedure (although with sedation I remember nothing from when Matthew came in the room until just before my wife drove me home). In total honesty the very next morning is the first time in ten years that I have had NO pain at all, easily stood up straight and wasn't grasping for every wall or counter top as had become normal when attempting to walk. Having not used sedation for the test procedures I know that the scheduling, preparatory, procedure and followup staff were very polite and fun yet super professional at their jobs. After 3 days I am feeling random Lumbar area pain in specific locations, duration, and intensity as the nerves fight their eventual desensitizing of 12-18 pain free months! Danielle, Juliet, Romona, Jay, Kathy, Danny, and Dr. Miracle Worker (and anyone I missed) - MANY THANKS!!

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- April 6, 2018

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- March 16, 2018

I can not say enough good things about Dr Crooks and the Pinnacle Pain Staff/Team. I had back pain for nearly 3 years and Dr. Crooks has given me the ability to a full night sleep after my procedure. I was hesitant at first as I fear injections but the staff and Dr Crooks do such a great job at making me feel better. I greatly appreciate his time and consideration, he is a very caring person and a GREAT physician. I highly recommend PPSC- Thank you Dr Crooks!!!!

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- January 26, 2018

I came to Dr Crooks with a number of issues which prevented me from living a full and enjoyable life. In a few months Dr Crooks has me back on the golf course, bending over to wash my face and able to lift my leg enough to pull slacks on. I had almost given up thinking I’d ever be able to perform any of these simple tasks and can’t put into words how happy I am every day. Thanks Dr Crooks.

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