The Staff at PRC

We’ve been in Madison since 2008 and at this practice since 2014. We are dedicated to providing a better quality of life to our patients who are suffering from chronic pain.

Dr. Norman McCoomer, MD

Dr. McCoomer is double board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Management and has improved the quality of life for thousands of patients. He prides himself on keeping his practice up to date on the latest techniques and procedures that are available. He practices a comprehensive approach to managing pain, which includes both interventional and medical techniques. Dr. McCoomer’s approach is multidisciplinary; he works closely with other specialists to optimally coordinate care, providing the highest quality care and service to the community.

A graduate of Morehouse college of Atlanta, GA; he also obtained a Master’s of Public Health from Emory University. Dr. McCoomer is a University of Kentucky College of Medicine graduate. He spent his internship year in internal medicine. At the Medical College of Virginia/ Virginia Commonwealth, he completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and completed his fellowship in Pain Medicine.

Dr. McCoomer tries to make the complexity of pain simple by establishing a diagnosis and identifying the pain generator and amplifier. For patients with chronic pain, an accurate diagnosis enables the development of an individualized treatment plan for that patient’s pain management.

He believes pain should be treated and managed using many modalities. Medications, procedures, physical therapy, and psychiatric therapy are modalities he often employs together to return function and quality of life to those in pain. He also recognizes the resources and time required to diagnose, treat, and monitor patients in pain.

He understands that patients’ pain is multifactorial and thus utilizes a comprehensive treatment approach, which includes injection techniques under ultrasound imaging, physical therapy and wellness, nutrition, as well as medications. In all, the goal is to give his patients the opportunity to improve their function and quality of life as well as to maintain their health through overall wellness.

Melissa Albright

Melissa Albright is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Prior to becoming a CRNP, she worked for 19 years as a Registered Nurse at a local hospital primarily in the Emergency Department.

She resides in Madison with her husband and kids.

Melissa Albright

Starr Valerio

Please join us in welcoming our newest provider at Pain & Rehabilitation Consultants, Starr Valerio, CRNP. Starr is a Family Nurse Practitioner certified by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

She earned both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

She started her career in nursing over 30 years ago as a Licensed Practical Nurse while also serving in the National Guard.  Starr has spent the majority of her nursing career working at a local hospital in the positions of a registered nurse, case manager, and then house supervisor.

She most recently has worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a local Community Health Service Clinic.

Starr resides in Madison with her husband and four sons.

Starr Valerio