Who We Are

Doctors You Can Trust

Our philosophy is simple: Listen. Evaluate. Diagnose. Treat.

Whether you are in a car accident, slip and fall, sports injury, or have chronic back or neck pain, Denver Pain and Spine is dedicated to providing each patient with a solution to return to a normal life.

The sooner you get treatment, the more chance there is for a cure. Every patient has a comprehensive evaluation where we listen to what is wrong.

Dr. Bennett then examines you and then puts it all together to form a diagnosis, or what is wrong.

We then tailor treatments to your individual needs.

Our personalized treatment approach ensures that our patients receive the highest level of medical and interventional care to reach their goal — relief of pain.

Denver Pain And Spine
Dan Bennett

Daniel S Bennett, MD, DABPM

Daniel S. Bennett, MD, DABPM, is an anesthesiologist and pain medicine physician, specializing in interventional spine and pain. Dr. Bennett received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with honors and completed post-doctoral training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado.

Dr. Bennett lectures and teaches nationally and internationally on interventional spine, interventional pain, and pain medicine. His particular interests are interventional spine diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, regenerative healing utilizing stem cells and regenerative matrix, neuromodulation for control of neuropathic and complex pain syndromes, and pharmacological interventions for control of pain.

Kathy Gutierrez

Kathy Gutierrez, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC

Dr. Kathy (as she is known by patients) is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner. Also known as Dr. G, Dr. Gutierrez is named in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in American Nursing, and Who’s Who in American Education.

She was named 2010 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and received a mentor award from the International Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau.

More recently she received the 2012 Colorado Nurse Practitioner Award for Excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners and the Colorado Nurses Association District 30 Nurse Practitioner of the Year.

Jim Hagen

James E Hagen, MSc

James E. Hagen, MSc, is a clinical neurophysiologist and co-founder of Denver Pain and Spine, PC.

He specializes in electrical neuromodulation as it applies to spinal cord, nerve rootlet, and peripheral nerves for the control of complex pain.

Jim is globally recognized for his programming expertise in neuromodulation devices, having taught and lectured extensively on this topic.

Jim is actively involved in clinical research, particularly in the area of electrical neuromodulation for control of spinal and peripheral nerve structures.

He received his Bachelor of Science from Butler University and his Master’s Degree in Physiology from the University of Washington.

Meet Our Staff

Angela Acosta, MA
General Manager/Clinical Liaison

Angela has been in the medical field for over 12 years. She has worked in family practice, internal medicine, as well as in long-term care facilities. Angela’s strength is evident in her championing of our patients’ treatment.   She believes in treating each Denver Pain and Spine patient as she would expect to be treated.

Angela has three grown children and a young grandson. When not in the office, she tries to spend as much time enjoying her family as possible.

Elsa Mejia, MA
Clinical Liaison

Elsa joined Denver Pain and Spine in 2013 as a medical assistant following her externship.  She received her Medical Assistant certification and training at Emily Griffith and continues to further her medical career.

Elsa’s favorite thing about working at Denver Pain and Spine is interacting with each patient.  In her spare time, she enjoys family and friends, going out and having fun! Elsa has a young daughter who inspires her to be a better person every day.

Mina Cereceres
Administrative Liaison

Mina came to Denver Pain and Spine in 2014.

Although she works out of sight for most of our patients, she is committed to making their experience at our practice a good one.  

Mina is the person who handles phone calls, routes documents, and assists others.
In her spare time, Mina spends time with her dogs and loves to listen to music.