Comprehensive Initial Assessment

Your journey with us starts with a thorough initial assessment. We take the time to listen to your concerns, understand your medical history, and gain insights into your unique pain experience. This comprehensive evaluation lays the foundation for a personalized and effective treatment plan.


Scheduling your first appointment

When your physician refers you to our clinic or you contact us yourself, you will speak with our Patient Relationship Coordinator and Clinic Manager, Kristine. She will schedule a time and date that works best for you with one of our Pain Management providers. Following your initial conversation, Kristine will mail you a New Patient Folder that contains more information about our practice and the forms you’ll need to fill out for your first appointment. If you have any questions about the forms or need help filling them out, we are happy to assist.

Preparing for Your First Appointment

The day before your appointment, clinic staff will give you a reminder call. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment and be sure to bring the following: Your completed New Patient Packet A current medication list Your insurance card Recent imaging if you have it A form of personal identification with a photo on it (a driver’s license or ID card)


When You Arrive

Upon arrival please be sure to check in with the front desk and give your completed forms and other requested documents to the front desk scheduler. If you still have incomplete information in your new patient packet, please let staff know at this time so that they may help you complete it. You will be given a privacy policy form and a medication agreement form to read and sign. Please be prepared to pay your copay at this time.


In the Exam Room

One of our friendly Medical Assistants will lead you to the exam room. They will take your vitals and discuss your reason for the visit. Your appointment with the doctor will last approximately 45 minutes. Following your consultation with your physician, a scheduling specialist will set up your next appointment.

Napa Pain institute Policies

Documents for patients

Our Commitment

At the Napa Pain Institute, we are proud to offer the best, safest, and most effective treatments we can, for our patients, and our community.

Coordination of care

We work closely with our patients’ primary care physicians, and other specialty providers, to offer coordinated, whole-patient care to those who need it.

for every patient

At the Napa Pain Institute, we embrace diversity and ensure that every patient receives compassionate and personalized care tailored to their individual needs.

Real Stories of Hope & Healing

Our Patients share their journeys

David B.

“She changed the quality of my life so drastically and in such a positive way I can honestly tell people that she and Napa Pain Institute changed my life.”

Carolyn C.

“I highly, highly recommend Napa Pain Institute for anyone dealing with chronic or acute pain. They will find you a solution. And they are all wonderful.

Bruce F.

“I would easily give them and their facility the highest rating. They care and you are always treated with respect”.

Jeff B.

"I transferred to Napa Pain Institute 3 years ago and it was the best thing I have ever done."

Surgery Locations

Napa Surgery Center

We offer interventional treatments at the Napa Surgery Center, located just one block away from the Napa Pain Institute, where our physicians perform the treatments above in a quiet, calm space where you can focus on healing.

3444 Valle Verde Dr, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-9669

Queen of the Valley hospital

Some surgeries are scheduled at the Queen of the Valley.Queen of the Valley Medical Center is a medical center located in Napa, California operated by Providence Health & Services.

1000 Trancas Street, Napa, CA 94558 (707) 252-4411

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Dr. Johansson comes to us as a fellowship-trained and board-certified pain management specialist with nearly a decade of experience. 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.

Her 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 American Society of Regional Anesthesia.

In her free time, Dr. Johansson enjoys traveling, is newly married, loves dogs, and enjoys cooking and baking, as well as other creative pursuits. She has a particular interest in advanced procedural techniques for chronic pain relief and the effects of lifestyle on pain and healing. She looks forward to continuing our mission of providing our patients with the best care, every day.

Eric Grigsby, MD, MBA

CEO & Founder of Neurovations

Dr. Eric Grigsby enjoys a national reputation for excellence in the field of Pain Management. He has a background as a researcher, teacher and clinician and brings over 30 years of clinical experience to the Napa Pain Institute. Dr. Grigsby attended elementary and secondary school in his hometown of Knoxville, Tennessee, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. He formed an interest in Pain Management as a career while working at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

After graduating from Boston University Medical School in 1984, Dr. Grigsby trained in General Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Pain Management at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. He was invited to join the Medical Staff and teach at the Mayo Medical School until moving to California in 1989. The Dean of the University of California at Davis Medical Center then invited Dr. Grigsby to establish their first Pain Management Center, where he served as Medical Director until 1992. Following his post at UC Davis, Dr. Grigsby established his private Pain Management practice in Napa, California.

Today, he and his staff of over 50 professionals consult with patients throughout Northern California and the western United States.  More recently, Dr Grigsby completed his Masters in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He speaks nationally on topics such as non-operative treatment of spinal disorders, the safe use of medications for the treatment of pain, and the legal and regulatory issues relating to the proper treatment of patients with chronic illness.