Dr. Birthi earned his medical degree from Bangalore Medical College in India. He completed his internship and residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and his fellowship in Pain medicine at University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.
Dr. Birthi was chief resident during Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency. Dr. Birthi is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain medicine. Dr. Birthi is a member of many professional societies and associations.
Dr. Birthi previously served in the Indian Army as medical provider for 6 years and held rank of Major. Dr. Birthi has been in practice in Grand Island, Nebraska since completion of his pain management fellowship.
Jennifer Leiting APRN-C was born and raised in North Central Nebraska. She graduated from Clarkson College in 2016 with her Masters’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified through the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Jennifer joined the Grand Island Pain Relief Center in 2023. She is married with four children. Her interests include spinning/fitness activities, reading, and traveling.
Kelly Stevenson PA-C was born in Weston, NE, and is a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University. She received her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies from Union College in 2010. She is board certified through the NCCPA. Kelly joined the Grand Island Pain Relief Center in 2021. Her Interests include fishing, bow hunting, and camping.
Michelle "Shelly" Schiel, APRN, GNP-BC grew up in Minden, NE. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She received her Master's degree as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner from UNMC in 2012. Shelly has two children and four grandchildren. Her interests include playing piano, volunteering, spending time with family, and traveling.
Brittany Mayer DNP, FNP-BC was born and raised in Nebraska and graduated with her Doctorate in Nursing Practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 2022 from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She is board certified through The American Nurses Credentialing Center. She joined the Grand Island Pain Relief Center in 2023. Her interests include fitness/sports, outdoor adventures, integrative medicine and hanging out with her family.
Jennifer Chavez, APRN, FNP-C was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from Chamberlain University in 2022 with her Master of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is board certified through American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Jennifer joined the Grand Island Pain Relief Center in 2023. When not working she enjoys spending time with her children.
Low Back Pain
Thoracic Back Pain
Tendonitis, Bursitis and Plantar Facilitis
Post Laminectomy Syndrome
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy)
Headaches including Migraine, Tension Headache, Cervicogenic headache and Occipital neuralgia
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Nerve Entrapments
Vertebral Compression Fracture
Epidural Steroid Injections
Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injections
Medial Branch Blocks
Radio-frequency Ablation -
Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
Trigger Point Injections
Sacroiliac Joint Injections
Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty
Ilioinguinal Nerve Blocks
Intrathecal Drug Delivery for Spasticity and Chronic Pain - Watch Videos
Medical Management including Opioid Therapy
Botox Injection for Spasticity
Botox Injection for Dystonia
Botox Injection for Migrane
MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) - Watch Videos
Spinal Cord Stimulation - Watch Videos
Knee, Hip, Shoulder and other joint injections
Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and treat you with respect and care. !
Susan Mccarthy Reynek
The staff is very friendly and Dr. Birthi is amazing!! I've been a patient of his for 2 years now. When I first started seeing him, I was in a wheelchair and using a walker. In December it will be 2 years since I've had to use my wheelchair or walker. He listens and sits down to plan with you to see what will work and if one thing doesn’t, he doesn't give up. !
Dr. Birthi has helped my husband Tim for relief of his back pain. Happy to know where your office is now. !
Dr. Birthi is great!! I have migraines and he did the RFA procedure...this has helped me get off some of my meds and remain migraine free for 5 months!! Go back next week to have this done again so I can be pain free for 5 more months. !
Dr. Birthi has been wonderful in helping me manage both my back pain and migraines. He is very caring and always takes his time to make sure I understand my options and what procedure he is doing. I highly recommend him to anyone seeking solutions to chronic pain.!
Doctor Birthi is great. He has helped me a lot. !
I was referred to Dr. Birthi because of pain in my knee following knee replacement surgery. I had a pain stimulation device implanted May 2018. My pain has been reduced from 5/7 to 0/2 in my knee. My back pain that I had lived with for years also went down to 0/2. I also have neuropathy in my feet and that has been reduced from pain to just being an annoyance. I would encourage anyone suffering from pain to give the trial procedure a chance. !
Dr Birthi & his staff have been so amazing. I would highly recommend!!
Lisa Muir Wood
Dr. Birthi is an extremely intelligent physician well-versed in the issues of pain. He does an excellent job explaining what he's doing and what the effects of the procedure will be. I would rate him the best pain doctor in Grand Island. He saved me from having to have an operation. !
I would rate him the best pain doctor in Grand Island. !
Dr. Birthi is very thorough and caring. The office staff is very knowledgeable and friendly as well. I have dealt with back pain for years with no relief. The procedures he has performed have helped me immensely. His office visits are quick and to the point without feeling like just another patient. When a procedure needs to be scheduled, it is also done in a timely manner. I highly recommend Dr. Birthi for Pain Management !
Does a very good job and has a great assistant !
I recommend anyone suffering from pain to see Dr. Birthi. He really cares about his patients, he listens, is compassionate, and will do his best to alleviate pain. To me it was important to find a doctor that didn't just prescribe pills. I had a SCS. put in by Dr. Birthi it has been the best decision I could have made. I am now able to do things I haven’t been able to do for several years. Planting garden, and flower beds, camping and I even hosted my oldest grandsons’ graduation. Thank You Dr. !