Meet Our Providers

Our committed and caring health care professionals are ready to help you get back to living your life.  Back to Health. Back to Living.

Erik C. Spayde, MD

Erik C. Spayde, MD

Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Board Certified

Erik C. Spayde, MD is fellowship trained Spine Surgeon with expertise in the treatment of neck and back disorders. His expertise in multiple complex spinal disorders and breadth of training allows him to choose the proper treatment modality for his patients. His primary research interest is in artificial disc replacement and he has specialty training in cervical and lumbar disc replacement.

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Jonathan Rice, MPA, PA-C

Jonathan Rice, MPA, PA-C

Spine Disorders
Certified Physician Assistant

Born and raised in Southern California, Jonathan Rice completed the Loma Linda University Master's program of Physician Assistant in 2002. He has worked in Orthopedics ever since, the last 12 years specializing in spine disorders. He has treated thousands of patients in both a clinical setting and as a surgical assistant.

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Morgen Phillips MS, MMS, PA-C

Morgen Phillips MS, MMS, PA-C

Orthopedics
Certified Physician Assistant

Morgen is an NCCPA certified physician assistant. Morgen's interest in orthopedics began while working alongside physical therapists in her home town of Bend. She is very excited to be part of St. Charles Spine Institute and is proud to work with such an incredible team of providers.

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Ben Dirkx, DO

Ben Dirkx, DO

Interventional Pain Management
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Board Certified

Dr. Ben Dirkx is a triple boarded physician in Interventional Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. He believes in developing a comprehensive and unique plan of care for each of his patients to best suit their improvement in quality of life and functional goals.

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Patient Education

Learn more about a variety of minimally invasive surgical procedures and non-surgical treatment options for spine-related pain and conditions.

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