Meet Our Doctors

We offer complete diagnosis and management of pain, and the latest addiction treatment options as well as TMS treatment for depression. We have locations in Dallas and Paris Texas and we accept most insurance plans. Call today to learn more or schedule an appointment! (972) 203-3600

Norberto Vargas, M.D., FAA PMR

Dr. Vargas, M.D. is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as The American Board of Addiction Medicine. Furthermore, he is a Medical review officer for U.S. the department of transportation.

Dr. Vargas M.D. graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico. At Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, he trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Vargas is the clinic’s Addiction specialist and a Physical Medicine Rehab physician at Paragon Pain and Rehab. Dr. Vargas M.D. graduated from the Ponce School of Medicine, Puerto Rico. At Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, he trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Vargas is the clinic’s Addiction specialist and a Physical Medicine Rehab physician at Paragon Pain and Rehab.

The methodology Dr. Vargas uses provides a comprehensive approach in the treatment of all of his patients. He performs electro-diagnostic testing, fluoroscopic-guided lumbar spinal injections to treats both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain management. He has successfully introduced the use of ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections to the practice, thus improving procedure outcomes while avoiding exposure risks of radiation. He also has trained in the field of Prolo Therapy for the treatment of pain generated by ligament and tendon laxity. The methodology Dr. Vargas uses provides a comprehensive approach in the treatment of all of his patients. He performs electro-diagnostic testing, fluoroscopic-guided lumbar spinal injections to treats both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain management. He has successfully introduced the use of ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections to the practice, thus improving procedure outcomes while avoiding exposure risks of radiation. He also has trained in the field of Prolo Therapy for the treatment of pain generated by ligament and tendon laxity.

Dr. Vargas’ areas of interest and expertise include addiction medicine for the prevention, intervention, and treatment of addiction associated with tobacco, prescription medications, and other drugs. Dr. Vargas is certified to treat opioid dependence with the use of Suboxone.

Melanie Albert, APRN, FNP, NP-C

Melanie V. Albert is a Family Nurse Practitioner who was born and raised in Davao City, Philippines. She graduated from the School of Nursing at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where she earned her Master’s Degree in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner Degree in 2005. She has extensive work experience in the fields of Cardiology, PM&R,  and Chronic Pain Management.

John Paul Benavides, D.O., M.S., M.P.H., FAA PMR

Dr. Benavides is a diplomat of the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation as well as The American Board of Sports Medicine, and The American Board of Pain Medicine.

Dr. Benavides D.O. attended the University of North Texas Science Center as well as the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and graduated in 2001.  Dr. Benavides completed his residency at Southwestern Medical Center in 2005.

The methodology Dr. Benavides  uses provides a comprehensive approach in the treatment of all of his patients. He performs electro-diagnostic testing, fluoroscopic-guided lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spinal injections to treats both acute and chronic musculoskeletal injuries, and chronic pain management. He has successfully introduced the use of ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal injections to the practice, thus improving procedure outcomes while avoiding exposure risks of radiation. He also has trained in PRP (Plasma Rich Platlet), performs Kphoplasty, and Spinal Cord Stim placements.

Dr. Benavides’ areas of interest and expertise include interventional spine procedures, Sports Medicine, Pain Management. Dr. Benavides is certified to treat opioid dependence with the use of Suboxone.  Dr. Benavides also is a RockDoc provider and treats performers in town at the local venues.

Erica Rush, MSN, ACNP-BC

Erica M. Rush, was born and raised in a small New Jersey town. Her nursing education began in New Jersey, traveled to Florida and has settled in Texas.

In New Jersey, she graduated in 1998 as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and then relocated to Jacksonville, Florida. After working in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for a year, she began working as an agency nurse. Baptist Regional Medical Center recruited her to join their facility as a medical surgical nurse. During this employment, she became a preceptor and assistant nurse manager of the Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Unit while graduating with honors; first in 2002 with her Associate Degree in Nursing, followed by her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 2004.

After eight years Erica relocated to Texas and began working for Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano (BRMCP) as a Clinical Nurse Educator. Here she achieved many professional accomplishments such as developing a Nurse Externship, Co-Chair in Diabetes Center of Excellence Application Committee, Chair of Pain Resource Nurses Committee and became Certified in Pain Management from the America Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). While advancing her education, she earned double honors in 2009 when she graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, with a Master of Science in Nursing Degree. After passing her ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification, a new position at BRMCP was created for Erica to assist five orthopedic and one colorectal surgeon, as a consultant for pain management of acute, chronic and post-operative patients.

Since 2014, Erica has been a part of the Paragon Pain & Rehabilitation team. Here she started in their clinic treating acute and chronic pain patients with medications, steroid, and trigger point injections. She has also been trained in Suboxone for the use pain management and opioid dependence. Currently, she has transitioned to treating acute and chronic pain patients in an SNF and long-term care setting.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of medical care, rehabilitation, and pain management services to our patients.

We are dedicated to helping you find pain relief and restore function to your life.

(972) 203-3600

info@paragon-ppr.com

Dallas & Paris, Texas