About Us

Dr. Moran and his team of pain management specialists have over 25 years of experience in treating chronic pain. We understand the toll that chronic pain takes on your quality of life. We know there isn’t a single strategy for overcoming pain. Every person, and every human body is different. That’s why we take the time to tailor a pain management regimen designed specifically for you. 

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We know you're suffering.  We know you're not sleeping.
We know you can't get comfortable as your pain takes over your life.
It's time to take back control.

We understand pain and how it affects your entire life, not just one part of your body.   Therefore, we believe in considering the entire body to optimize pain management treatments.  We don’t simply give narcotics to dull the pain.  We don’t simply do injections without an examination and then send you back to the referring doctor.  We don’t simply send everyone to therapy and hope it helps. We use multiple different approaches to maximize your benefit and use multiple approaches in fighting your pain to maximize your pain benefit.

We are big advocates for patients becoming active participants, not passive recipients in, their health care.  By using conservative therapies, narcotics and medications, interventions and injections, and surgery as needed, we can help patients take control of their pain.  We want our patients to get back to driving through life instead of drifting through life.

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Meet Dr. Moran

Dr. Moran is dedicated to San Antonio after spending over 35 years here.  He is the son of an Air Force Veteran of 25 years and a school teacher of 35 years.  After graduating from Southwestern University, he obtained a Master’s degree in Biochemistry before going to the UT Health Medical School in San Antonio.  He then trained in Anesthesiology before completing his fellowship in Pain Management.  He has been practicing Pain Management since 2006.  His favorite hobbies include all sports and competitions, coaching/teaching, and spending time with his family.  He met his wife in the fourth grade and has two children who mean the world to him. He is actively involved in his community, frequently volunteering his time and contributing to the growth and future of San Antonio.

Our Team

We welcome you to our team!  Dr. Moran has a Nurse Practitioner, Irene Coronado, that has been practicing pain management for 12 years and helping Dr. Moran since 2010.  He also has a Physician Assistant, Tarah Wood, who has been helping Dr. Moran grow his practice since 2018. Dr. Moran’s office manager is Jamie Ruckman who has worked with Dr. Moran since 2011.  Dr. Moran has several medical assistants and administrative team members as well who all play an important part in coordinating your care.

Irene Coranado, FNP

Prior to joining Consultants in Pain Medicine, Nurse Practitioner* Irene Coronado worked on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Wilford Hall Medical Center as a Transplant Coordinator for the Department of Defense. In conjunction with BAMC and Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital, she organized and taught classes to new nursing staff and other support personnel. Irene conducted bone marrow drives to assist with increasing the number of potential donors and assist with research studies which resulted in several published works. She has worked in oncology and critical care and has over 20 years of nursing experience.

Irene received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing in 1990 and her Master of Science in Nursing with honors in 2006. She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is trained to perform trigger point injections, joint, and bursa injections.

She joined Consultants in Pain Medicine in 2006, working for Dr. Donald Bacon prior to joining Dr. Mark Moran. Irene has two wonderful children and enjoys spending time with her family.

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Tarah Wood, PA

Tarah is a board-certified Physician Assistant with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and Texas Academy of Physician Assistants as well.

Tarah completed her degree in Health Science Studies from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.  While in her undergrad years, she completed an internship with Dr. Moran for part of her degree, where she first gained interest in the field of pain medicine and the practice. After college, Tarah attended Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in Harrogate, Tennessee, where she completed her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies.

Tarah grew up in San Antonio and is so excited to be back and serve in the community she calls home. She is also very excited to be back with the practice, as she had the privilege of working with Dr. Moran and NP Coronado before being licensed as a PA. Her ultimate goal as a practitioner is to help patients return to living their best lives possible. When Tarah is not working, she enjoys reading, running, playing the violin, and spending time with friends and family.

Jamie Ruckman

Office Manager

A native Texan, Jamie moved to SA and has been in the medical field for over 20 years.  She started as a medical assistant, but because of her diligence and personal care, she has served as Office Manager for Dr. Moran for 8 years now.  She has experience doing pre-authorization, administrative tasks, team management, front office, clinical duties, marketing, computer programming/templates, and keeps the entire team on task! She is dedicated to providing the best patient care for each patient and wants everyone to be very happy with our service.

In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, reading, exercising, and spending time with her three children at Sea World.

“I have been a patient of Dr. Moran and Irene Coronado for many years. The staff is friendly and helpful for all your needs. I have recommended them in the past and still recommend them today.”

-Linda S.

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