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Michelle Ayers Dugan, NP

Michelle Ayers Dugan, NP

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Neurosurgery

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Michelle Dugan received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Masters' degree in Science of Nursing from Saint John Fisher.

She is licensed in New York State as a Family Nurse practitioner, is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family N...
Michelle Dugan received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Masters' degree in Science of Nursing from Saint John Fisher.

She is licensed in New York State as a Family Nurse practitioner, is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is board certified in Pain Management Nursing. She is a member of the The Nurse Practitioner Association of NYS, The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, and The American Pain Society.

Michelle's background is diverse and specialized. As a registered nurse she worked and was involved in all aspects of emergency nursing, prehospital care, and flight nursing.

As a Nurse Practitioner she continued to practice per diem in the emergency department and maintain full-time practice status as a Nurse Practitioner in other areas. For 8 years, she cared for the dialysis patient population's chronic medical and psychosocial needs.

Due to her expertise in fistula management she was recruited by the vascular surgery group to promote their dialysis vascular access program. In addition to vascular access management, she provided clinic visits to a variety of vascular surgery patient specific entities to include arterial and venous diseases and syndromes. During her time with vascular surgery, she developed the neurogenic thoracic outlet clinic with Dr. Karl Illig.

Michelle translated her skills to the NeuroMedicine Pain Management clinic in 2010-2023 where she she provided expertise consultation for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In addition she is well versed and skilled in many pain syndromes, neuromodulation therapy and intrathecal pumps.

In 2023 she transferred to the department of OB/GYN. She has translated her pain skills to the management of chronic overlapping pelvic pain conditions such as myofascial pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, pudendal neuralgia, and interstitial cystitis. She is working in conjunction with skilled minimally invasive gynecological surgeons who provide also provide gender affirmation care.
Publications:

Journals:
2015 Jun
Markman JD, Barbosa WA, Gewandter JS, Frazer M, Rast S, Dugan M, Nandigam K, Villareal A, Kwong TC. "Interpretation of urine drug testing results in patients using transdermal buprenorphine preparations for the treatment of chronic noncancer pain." Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine. 2015 Jun; 16(6):1132-6. Epub 2015 Mar 20.

2011 Jul
Glass C, Dugan M, Gillespie D, Doyle A, Illig K. "Costoclavicular venous decompression in patients with threatened arteriovenous hemodialysis access." Annals of vascular surgery. 2011 Jul; 25(5):640-5. Epub 2011 Apr 21.

2011 Feb
Kumar NG, Dugan MM, Illig KA, Gillespie DL. "Lower extremity arteriovenous fistula with central venous stenosis iliocaval stenting to treat venous outflow obstruction." Journal of vascular surgery. 2011 Feb; 53(2):487-8. Epub 2010 Nov 18.

Books:
2013
Michelle Dugan, NP. "Psychosocial Effects of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome". Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Illig, MD, Thompson, MD, Freischlag, MD, Donahue, MD, Jordon MD, and Edgelow MD. NY: Springer, 2013. 271-276

Professional Background

Michelle Dugan received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Masters' degree in Science of Nursing from Saint John Fisher.

She is licensed in New York State as a Family Nurse practitioner, is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family N...
Michelle Dugan received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Rochester and her Masters' degree in Science of Nursing from Saint John Fisher.

She is licensed in New York State as a Family Nurse practitioner, is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner, and is board certified in Pain Management Nursing.

Michelle's background is diverse and specialized. As a registered nurse she worked and was involved in all aspects of emergency nursing, prehospital care, and flight nursing.

As a Nurse Practitioner she continued to practice per diem in the emergency department and maintain full-time practice status as a Nurse Practitioner in other areas. For 8 years, she cared for the dialysis patient population's chronic medical and psychosocial needs.

Due to her expertise in fistula management she was recruited by the vascular surgery group to promote their dialysis vascular access program. In addition to vascular access management, she provided clinic visits to a variety of vascular surgery patient specific entities to include arterial and venous diseases and syndromes. During her time with vascular surgery, she developed the neurogenic thoracic outlet clinic with Dr. Karl Illig.

Michelle translated her skills to the NeuroMedicine Pain Management clinic in 2010-2023 where she she provided expertise consultation for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. In addition she is well versed and skilled in many pain syndromes, neuromodulation therapy and intrathecal pumps.

In 2023 she transferred to the department of OB/GYN. She has translated her pain skills to the management of chronic overlapping pelvic pain conditions such as myofascial pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, endometriosis, abnormal uterine bleeding, fibroids, pudendal neuralgia, and interstitial cystitis. She is working in conjunction with skilled minimally invasive gynecological surgeons who provide also provide gender affirmation care.

Certified Specialties

Nurse Practitioner - American Nurses Credentialing Center

Nurse Practitioner, Family - American Nurses Credentialing Center

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Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Undergraduate, Registered Nurse, Monroe Community College.

Undergraduate, Registered Nurse, University of Rochester.

Education

NP | St. John Fisher College. Nurse Practitioner. 2001

Awards

Clinical Center of Excellence (CCOE) in Pain Management | 2013. 2013

Vascular Surgery Clinic: Most effective team player of the year. 2009

Recognition for excellence in Staff Development. 2001

Nominated for NYS Emergency Medical Services Nurse of the Year. 1999

Monroe Livingston County Emergency Medical Services Nurse of the Year. 1998

SMH National Nurse's Week Emergency Department Peer Award. 1998

SMH National Nurse's Week Creativity and Innovation Award. 1997

Monroe Livingston County Emergency Medical Services Nurse of the Year. 1997

Nominated for NYS Emergency Medical Services Nurse of the Year. 1997

Research

Michelle is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner's Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. and the American Pain Society. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Her area of special interest and publications is Thor...
Michelle is a member of the New York State Nurse Practitioner's Association, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. and the American Pain Society. She serves as Adjunct Faculty at the University of Rochester School of Nursing.

Her area of special interest and publications is Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. She has participated in Clinical Research with the departments Translational Pain Research Division at the University of Rochester.

Publications

Journal Articles

Extended-release gabapentin for failed back surgery syndrome: results from a randomized double-blind cross-over study.

Gewandter JS, Frazer ME, Cai X, Chiodo VF, Rast SA, Dugan M, Carter HA, Rahmani R, Stone JJ, Markman JD

Pain.. 2019 January 7 Epub 01/07/2019.

Interpretation of urine drug testing results in patients using transdermal buprenorphine preparations for the treatment of chronic noncancer pain.

Markman JD, Barbosa WA, Gewandter JS, Frazer M, Rast S, Dugan M, Nandigam K, Villareal A, Kwong TC

Pain medicine : the official journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine.. 2015 June 16 (6):1132-6. Epub 03/20/2015.

Costoclavicular venous decompression in patients with threatened arteriovenous hemodialysis access.

Glass C, Dugan M, Gillespie D, Doyle A, Illig K

Annals of vascular surgery.. 2011 July 25 (5):640-5. Epub 04/21/2011.

Lower extremity arteriovenous fistula with central venous stenosis iliocaval stenting to treat venous outflow obstruction.

Kumar NG, Dugan MM, Illig KA, Gillespie DL

Journal of vascular surgery.. 2011 February 53 (2):487-8. Epub 11/18/2010.

Books

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (2013)

Chapter: Psychosocial Effects of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Authors: Michelle Dugan, NP

Publisher: Springer, NY 2013

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.5 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

4.6 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

4.7 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

4.5 stars

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4.6 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Michelle is wonderful.

Oct 19, 2023

5.0 stars

They may have not known my medical history, but did a great job at reviewing with me and asking questions

Aug 02, 2023

5.0 stars

Great experience!

Aug 01, 2023

5.0 stars

Exceptional. Grateful to be in her care. Very knowledgeable, experienced and understanding.

Feb 12, 2023

We had a good discussion regarding my medical situation.

Feb 01, 2023

Michelle is always there for me!!!!!

Jan 11, 2023

4.2 stars

Excellent

Jan 04, 2023

Been with this Dr office since April 2006 from a bad accident and truly love them

Nov 07, 2022

Been with this very compassionate group since 2006. Always very caring

Sep 23, 2022

My care provider is a new one not familiar with me or my condition so much at this time. She did seem interested and willing to listen to any concerns I might have.

Sep 19, 2022

I love this clinic.They are all so caring.

Jul 12, 2022

She has kept on a safe effective path for my pain treatment and it has been a huge help to me.

Jul 08, 2022

5.0

Michelle is a rockstar in my opinion. She listens carefully, takes my input, explains things well, and cares about her patients overall health

Jun 25, 2022

Always a good listener.

May 06, 2022

Michelle is a very good at what she does and knows. She takes the time to listen to me and we come up with game plans together.

Apr 04, 2022

3.0

I felt she was rushed with me and not entirely focused [...]. She didn't ask me if I had any questions at the end, or if she did I don't remember it or felt like I had time.

Mar 13, 2022

Michelle does a great job, always has my best interests in my mind.

Feb 19, 2022