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Dr. Melanie Johansson Joins the Napa Pain Institute

The Pain Institute welcomes newest
pain intervention physician to the Napa Community

June 1, 2023, Napa, Ca – Dr. Melanie Johansson joins the Napa Pain Institute as a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist with well over a decade of medical experience. Dr. Johansson treats patients for chronic back pain, headache and neuropathic pain, osteoporosis, chronic pain from injuries and more.

She completed her fellowship training at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD where she then became the associate program director of the pain medicine fellowship and an assistant professor of military and emergency medicine. She graduated from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine in Richmond, Virginia, was Pre-medicine at San Diego State University, and received her BSN from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dr. Eric Grigsby, CEO and Founder of Neurovations opened the Napa Pain Institute in 1992.

“At that time, patients with chronic pain were often dismissed and left untreated. For over thirty years, we have worked to provide the best in patient care for the Napa Community. Dr. Johansson will make a remarkable addition to the clinic and the community,” he continued.

Dr. Johansson’s breadth of experience comes from a full career of serving in the United States Navy where she was the recipient of multiple academic and military service awards including a Meritorious Service Medal, three Navy Commendation Medals, and numerous other individual, unit, and campaign awards. She has multiple published works and is the founding member of a military Pain Medicine Special Interest Group with the America Society of Regional Anesthesia.

Dr. Johansson has a particular interest in advanced procedural techniques for chronic pain relief and the effects of lifestyle on pain and healing.

Napa Pain Institute is a part of Neurovations, a patient care and innovation company, founded in 1992 by CEO Dr. Eric Grigsby. Today, Neurovations is a national leader in medical device and pharmaceutical innovation, clinical research, and a world-class education program focusing on pain and neuroscience. Dr. Grigsby is deeply connected to the healthcare community through our non-profit HealthRoots Foundation.

For more information about Dr. Johansson and the Napa Pain Institute, please contact or visit to learn more.


Krista Clark

Phone: 7073073345



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