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.

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!

Danielle Adams

Danielle AdamsDanielle Adams works in the front office and schedules procedures. She has been with Pinnacle Pain & Spine Consultants and Dr. Crooks for about six months. When she is not working, Danielle likes to walk her dogs, be outdoors, spend time with her significant other and enjoy her family.

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.

Katie Goodwin

Katie GoodwinKatie Goodwin works as a radiologic technologist and IV technician. She has five years of experience as an IV technician and one year as a radiologic technologist. Katie has enjoyed working with Dr. Crooks for three years. In her free time, she enjoys working out and participating in outdoor activities.

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.

Ramona Williams

Ramona WilliamsRamona Williams is the back office manager and medical assistant. 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.

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Overall Rating / 34 Total 1st-Party Reviews

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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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- January 23, 2018

Dr. Crookes is amazing. He was able to get me back to a high level of functioning. After 3 injections I am able to work out like before and able to perform my job duties. I would refer anyone to Dr. Crookes as he is professional, competent, and helped me avoid surgery thus far.


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- December 14, 2017

Dr Crooks is wonderful!! I had been struggling with what I thought was shoulder/scapular pain for at least a year and a half. Went to the Chiropractor, had tissue work done, dry needling, you name it but was still in a great deal of discomfort. I saw Dr Crooks who immediately ordered an MRI and determined it was actually pain associated with my neck. The next week he did an injection in my cervical spine and within about 2 weeks I was pain free! I have told all my friends about him! The staff at Pinnacle Pain and Spine were great as well and made me feel very comfortable even though I was a bit nervous at first. :) Thank you everyone!


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- December 6, 2017

I was experiencing chronic pain in my Achilles tendons in both legs. My prior visits were to Orthopedists who either recommended physical therapy and anti inflammatories or surgery, neither being satisfactory alternatives or alleviation for my pain. I investigated PRP treatment as an alternative and Dr. Crooks at Pinnacle Pine and Spine, and I’m SO glad I did. PRP is not for everyone. PRP is not covered by insurance and should be evaluated based on your financial standing. But Dr. Crooks objectively assesses each case individually to make sure that the procedure is appropriate for the issues presented, and not all will be treated if he deems it the wrong treatment for the patient. However, he will advise alternatives that he believes would be appropriate. Dr. Crooks establishes wonderful doctor-patient relationships and will answer any questions or concerns. He stands apart from other doctors who simply provide the PRP treatment, using a two stage centrifuge to better separate the plasma for a more effective injectable. Also, he uses an ultrasound for more accurately guided injections. My experience with his staff also was exceptional, especially with Bethany who provided invaluable supplemental information on PRP treatments and their efficacy. At the time of this writing it has been 7 weeks since my last injection. I only had one injection in each leg. I have experienced 85% improvement in my pain and am still healing. I am exercising pain free for the first time in several years and am walking upright, not like a person in pain. I would HIGHLY recommend a visit with Dr. Crooks for pain which you have not been able to relieve with usual methods. He won’t treat you unnecessarily or make untenable promises. This expense was the best investment in my health I have made to date. THANK YOU DR. CROOKS AND THE WONDERFUL STAFF AT PINNACLE PAIN AND SPINE!


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