Staff

Elena Fuentes, RN

Director of Clinical Operations

Elena Fuentes, RN

Elena is a registered nurse and graduate of Texas State University. She has earned degrees in physiology and nursing with a focus on chemistry, and she is pursuing a graduate degree in health administration. Since 2006 she has worked throughout the Austin area managing various components of healthcare practices.

Elena is passionate about incorporating technology into healthcare and works closely with information technology to maintain a highly sophisticated medical practice. She is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, Texas Nursing Association, and the American Nurses Association.

Elena is a native Texan who enjoys spending time swimming, boating, gardening, and supporting local businesses. She and her husband are high school sweethearts and have two young children.


Michelle Newkamp

Business Development & Marketing Director

Michelle Newkamp

Michelle joined Pain Specialists of Austin in 1997. She completed her medical training at Allied Health Career and is a nationally certified medical assistant, office assistant, and phlebotomist.

After completing her medical training, Michelle returned to Allied Health Careers to teach medical assisting. She has worked with other medical assisting programs in Austin to develop their program curriculum and sat on their governing boards. Michelle enjoys educating people about pain management and how to reach optimal pain relief.

Michelle also attended Austin Community College for three years in their early child development program. She is the mother of two and has a beautiful granddaughter. She enjoys hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with her family.


Laura Argumedo

Clinical Patient Advocate

Laura Argumedo

Laura joined Pain Specialists of Austin in 2014. She completed her Medical training at Allied Health Careers in 2004 where she earned her certifications in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy and Administrative Assistant.

Laura has lived in Bastrop for 27 years and has been an active member in the community since she was 16 years old. Laura’s daughter now attends school in Bastrop and participates in many activities in the community. Laura and her family have recently purchased a ranch in Bastrop where they spend most of their free time these days

Laura is passionate about patient care and strives to treat every patient as if they were her family.


Michelle Flores

Clinic Supervisor

Michelle Flores

Michelle initially joined Pain Specialists of Austin in 2014 as our New Patient Coordinator. Michelle’s talents were quickly recognized and she has rose up through the ranks where is now the Clinic Supervisor, she is over all of the Medical Assistants, the physician schedules and daily staffing of the clinics. Michelle has worked in the medical field for 18 years in a multitude of positions ranging from office manager to receptionist.

Michelle’s compassion and devotion for patient care and staff has come from having the intention to treat others as if they are family.

Michelle is originally from South Texas and has resided in Austin for the last 15 years with her husband. In her free time Michelle enjoys fishing, crafts and most of all being an aunt to her wonderful niece and nephews.