Meet Our Pain Team
Patrick Danaher, D.O.
Dr. Danaher is a graduate of Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. After medical school, he went on to a distinguished career in the United States Navy. Dr. Danaher did his formal Anesthesiology training at Naval Hospital San Diego and served his nation all over the globe.
Captain Danaher retired from the Navy after twenty years of honorable service.
During his tenure, he served as the Vice Chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology at Naval Medical Center, San Diego. In addition, he was the Director of the Pain Management Clinic and directed several continuing medical education conferences for chronic pain management. Captain Danaher also served as Officer in Charge of a Forward Resuscitative Combat Surgical Team during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Steve Kemple, D.O.
Dr. Kemple is a graduate of the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is trained in two specialties. After medical school, he went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine at the Mesa General Hospital in Arizona. After his family medicine residency, he decided on a career change and completed an Anesthesiology residency at the University of Arizona. Immediately after residency, Dr. Kemple moved to Missoula to start his Anesthesia career.
Dr. Kemple has provided pain management care since his arrival in Missoula seventeen years ago. His recognition of the need for a formalized pain management program inspired him to form the first private practice inter-disciplinary pain program in Missoula in 2005, now know as Advanced Pain and Spine Institute.
Troy Warling, FNP
Troy Warling is a graduate of the Oregon Health Sciences University. He has a diverse background in nursing that includes working in a hospital setting and also providing home healthcare.
Troy went on to complete his master's degree in Nursing and began his career in pain management with the Montana Pain Institute. Troy has a passion for pain management and an interest in the use of myobloc (botox) for the treatment of myofascial pain as well as complementary alternative medications.
Troy is also an avid musician at night and you may see him playing some of the local Missoula hot spots.
Ka Moua, FNP
Ka Moua is a graduate of Gonzaga University. She completed her Master of Science degree in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Gonzaga University. She received her Bachelor's of Science degree in Nursing from Montana State University. She is board certified as a family nurse practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Ka has worked as a registered nurse in critical care, hospice, home health care, and health promotion/wellness programs. In her nursing career, she has realized that pain is a common thread among her patients. As a nurse practitioner, she believes in working with patients to provide quality, compassionate, and holistic care to improve quality of life. She is excited to apply her knowledge and experiences to focus on pain management at the Advanced Pain & Spine Institute.
Ka is native of Missoula and enjoys being active in her community. She grew up farming with her family and selling fresh vegetables at the local farmers' market. Oftentimes, she can still be found downtown at the Clark Fork Market helping her family today.
Holly Schleicher, PhD, PLLC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Schleicher received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana and completed her doctoral internship at the University of Wisconsin Center for Health Sciences. She completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics and is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Montana.
Dr. Schleicher has worked with a wide range of medical patients in both hospital and primary care settings. She has a specialty interest in acute and chronic pain and believes in a holistic approach to pain management. Treatment may include cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation training, and mindfulness approaches, all aimed at helping patients create positive coping strategies and achieve a fuller quality of life.
Dr. Schleicher enjoys being active in Missoula’s vast recreational activities, including yoga, hiking, biking, and running.
Holly Schleicher, PhD, PLLC is a separate entity from Advanced Pain and Spine Institute of Montana