Our Staff 


Dr. Robert Sprague, MD – Board Certified Anesthesiologist –

Dr. Sprague is a Massachusetts native from Hopedale MA.  After graduating from high school, Dr. Sprague attended Bates College in Lewiston ME graduating magna cum laude in 1982 as well as being named an academic All-American in baseball.  After graduation from Bates, Dr. Sprague graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1986 with cum laude honors as well as receiving the Bridgett-McNamara award for excellence in Anesthesia.
Dr. Sprague completed his internship and residency in Anesthesia at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio TX as well as completing a Pain Medicine fellowship au the University of Texas at San Antonio. Following graduation from residency, Dr. Sprague served with in the US Army at Ft. Campbell KY, Fort Devens MA and West Point Military Academy NY attaining the rank of Major and was awarded a Meritorious Service Medal.
After leaving the military, Dr Sprague was the Chief of Anesthesia and Operative Service at Heywood Hospital in Gardner MA and Athol Hospital Athol MA before joining the medical staff at VA Boston Healthcare System in 2011.
Dr. Sprague is an outdoor enthusiast and lives on Cape Cod where he enjoys kayaking, SUP, shellfishing and surf casting for the elusive striper.

Dr. Joseph Palma MD – Dennis Medical Director – Cape Cod –

Dr. Joseph Palma specializes in Internal Medicine and Pain Management.  He has been actively practicing medicine for over 50 years.


Teri Lyn Barron N.P.

8IKHANwRNPz-Fbq_uSL81hhJolRimZwanFddWYQlHtUTerri-Lyn is a Board Certified Gerontological Nurse Practitioner.    She received a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degree in nursing from MGH Institute of Health Professions.   She completed clinical experiences at Mt. Auburn Hospital and at skilled nursing homes throughout Massachusetts.  In addition to her nursing degrees,   Terri-Lyn graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Therapeutic Recreation from Springfield College.

She enjoys the outdoors, camping, skiing and spending a time with her family.



Dr. Wayne Hicks, D.C. – Doctor of Chiropractic

Graduate of Texas Chiropractic College in 1999  – Utilizing several techniques such as Manual or Diversified technique, Thompson/ drop table and Activator Methods.
A Doctor of Chiropractic and Independent Researcher. He has almost 19 years of educational and research experience in health care focusing in alternative medicine, holistic healing, chiropractic, medical testing, rehabilitation, physical medicine, wellness, and personal training. His seminar presentation experience includes various topics including but not limited to health, healing, weight loss, alternative medicine, fitness, rehabilitation, back and neck health and overall wellness.
He has completed over 500 hours of formal university study at The University of Houston and Texas Chiropractic College as well as personal study in alternative and natural medicine, spinal decompression, neuropathy, conventional medicine, degenerative disease, virology, mycology, immunology, human biology, anatomy, physiology, physical rehabilitation, sports rehabilitation, chronic pain, chemistry, biochemistry, non-invasive pain management, post-surgical rehabilitation, behavior modification and manual therapy.

Dr. Hicks has helped thousands of people regain their health, mental and physical well-being through individual counseling and pain treatment programs.