Roger Chapman, FNP-C
Roger Chapman was born and raised in East Texas. He began his nursing career in 1997 graduating from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree.
He became interested in nursing due to first-hand experience with the medical profession while receiving advanced cardiac treatments as a high school student and became fascinated with the medical field.
He worked for two years at Christus Mother Frances Hospital in medical-surgical nursing, oncology, and was key in helping develop certain aspects of the cardiac rehabilitation program as well. He transitioned into pain management in the year 2000. He has worked in pain management for 18 years except for a brief period when he was director of a home health care service in the Quitman Texas area.
He has maintained an interest in hospice and end-of-life care throughout his tenure in pain management as well. He has cared for and treated patients in the hospice and palliative care setting for over 15 years. In 2014 he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Regis University in Denver Colorado, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Roger was chosen and honored to receive the Excellence in Nursing Award out of all the BSN students in his graduating class. This award was based on leadership skills as well as GPA. That same year he enrolled into Simmons College in Boston Massachusetts for his Masters of Science in Nursing and the Nurse Practitioner program.
He did this while working part-time and was still able to maintain a 4.0 average. Given his nearly two decades of pain management experience, Roger has developed excellent clinical skills, and expertise in medication management and therapeutic and diagnostic nerve blocks and how to select one type of nerve block or procedure over another. He brings to the table expertise in diagnostics and treatment of other disease processes including primary care. He has had advanced training in ultrasound-guided joint injections and various physical medicine treatments as well.