About Precision Pain Care

Our Staff

Graf Hilgenhurst, MD, Chief Physician and Founder

Graf Hilgenhurst, MD

A leader in the field of interventional pain management, Dr. Graf Hilgenhurst is the founder and medical director of both his own practice – Precision Pain Care – and the Spine and Pain Physicians Surgery Center. Board-certified in anesthesia and interventional pain management, Dr. Hilgenhurst specializes in the treatment of spine-related disorders such as sciatica, lumbar radiculopathy, degenerative disc disease, facet pain, SI joint pain, and whiplash injury.

Dr. Hilgenhurst has served as president of the Tennessee Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (TNSIPP). He is currently on the board of the Tennessee Pain Society and is a faculty member of several professional organizations, where he trains other physicians in advanced interventional pain management techniques. His compassionate nature and personalized approach to care has helped countless patients overcome their chronic pain and return to the activities they enjoy.

Pamela Thompson, MSN, FNP, RN


Pamela Thompson, MSN, FNP, RNHaving served in several avenues of the healthcare industry for more than two decades, Pamela brings well-rounded expertise to our team. She is an alumna of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, where she earned her MSN and graduated summa cum laude in 2001. Pamela is also a certified clinical research professional and a member of Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society.

Pamela loves animals – especially dogs – and trains and breeds Doberman Pinchers. She also enjoys water sports; she water skis, wakeboards, and loves to snorkel in the Caribbean. A former gymnast, Pamela was the Tennessee state champion in her competition group for two years.

Myrlande Dixon, PA-C

Myrlande is a Board Certified Physician Assistant (PA-C) who earned her Master of Physician Assistant at
Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, VA. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician
Assistants and the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. She is from Florida and moved to
Tennessee in 2016.

Previously, Myrlande worked in Orthopedics before joining Precision Pain Care team. She enjoys
spending time with her family and helping others any way she can.