Meet Our Care Team
Our dedicated team of providers has decades of combined experience to help you achieve your goals by creating a personalized plan for your specific condition.
Providing a warm and healing atmosphere, we take the time to truly understand each patient while thoroughly educating them along the way. We have found that when patients have a deep understanding of their condition and proposed treatment plan, they also hold the key to a long-term, sustainable recovery.
We specialize in treating the pain and symptoms resulting from degenerative arthritis, bulging discs, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, Peripheral Neuropathy, large and small joint pain muscular tears and spinal facet stenosis.
Our proven model of incorporating modern medical pain relief procedures with a natural medicine mindset allows us to incorporate therapies such as spinal manipulation, non-surgical spinal decompression, physical rehabilitation and varying levels of light and laser therapies to quickly resolve acute and chronic nerve, disc and joint pain.
Dr. Kevin L. Polzin
Kevin Polzin, DC DAAMLP
Palmer College of Chiropractic – 1991
Fellowship State University of New York Medical School, Spinal Biomechanics and Trauma(c)
Diplomate American Academy of Medical Legal Professionals
Dr. Polzin’s passion for the healing arts started in his early childhood. With the original desire to become a cardiac surgeon, his plans changed drastically during his Pre-Medical studies at the University of Alberta. His father experienced a very serious accident that left his with no sense of small or taste, vertigo, tunnel vision and tinnitus. After many months of conventional medical care, exploratory neck and surgery were offered as the only medical options for relief. Following the determined encouragement of a family friend, Dr. Polzin’s father was evaluated and treated by a chiropractor, proving to be the long-awaited help he needed. He regained his vitality after the pressure from his spinal column was relieved from a mal-aligned upper cervical vertebrae and he continues to live a symptom-free life. In the wake of his father’s conservative care, Dr. Polzin has dedicated his life to utilizing a least-invasive philosophy first and proudly serves as the care director and leading chiropractic physician for two clinics.
Serving the healthcare community since 1991, Dr. Polzin is a Cum Laude graduate of the prestigious Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA. After 16 years of successful practice in Mill Creek, WA, he took a sabbatical in 2007 to attain additional advanced training. His objective was to gain further understanding of the nervous system and how different spinal disorders affect the function of the body. Dr. Polzin studied neurology, pain management, spinal decompression, peripheral neuropathy and advanced education in medical nutrition.
In early 2009, Dr. Polzin returned to active practice in downtown Bellevue, WA to help those suffering with severe neurological conditions utilizing revolutionary non-invasive treatment protocols that offer results without drugs or surgery. He is still consistently looking to advance his knowledge in the area of spine and joint pain and is currently a sitting candidate for the distinction of Fellow of Spinal Biomechanics and Trauma from State University of New York Medical School.
Additionally, Dr. Polzin has attained advanced training in Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine through the Cell Surgical Network and is committed to providing leadership and the most current education about the realities of Stem Cell Medicine with a foundation of research based results. Dr. Polzin is currently hosting monthly educational seminars, providing the most recent, unbiased information on regenerative medicine.
Dr. Polzin has established highly effective treatment parameters for difficult cases including chronic pain syndromes, reflex sympathetic dystrophy as well as injuries and symptoms related to brain injury and stroke. He states that his highest calling is giving life back to the lifeless, turning hopelessness into personal empowerment, transforming fatigue into energy and replacing pain with thriving health.
Regularly attending continuing education workshops, seminars and courses, Dr. Polzin strives to understand the latest research, enabling him to provide the best possible care for his patients.
Dr. Gregory Cofano
Gregory Cofano, DC DIBCN
Palmer College of Chiropractic – 2009
Board Certified Chiropractic Neurologist
Diplomate International Board of Chiropractic Neurologists
Dr. Cofano knew that neurology and the complexities of the nervous system was his passion since his first neuroscience course at the University of Pittsburgh. After earning his Bachelors of Science, he went on to graduate cum laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida where he eventually became an assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences for six years. He has continued his quest for knowledge and understanding of the human nervous system and has completed the distinction of Chiropractic Neurologist through Northwestern Health Sciences University.
While teaching at Palmer College in the clinical sciences department Dr. Cofano had roughly 15 student clinicians working under his license and supervision. Dr. Cofano has presented original research at prestigious national conferences covering topics such as implementing evidence-based concepts in chiropractic education and developing student understanding on billing and coding topics at the Association of Chiropractic Colleges Educational Conference and Research Agenda Conference in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Cofano has published multiple peer-edited scientific journal publications on topics such as neuropathy, renal cell carcinoma, spina bifida, and Arnold Chiari malformation. While at Palmer he went on to receive advanced education in evidence-based clinical practice, permanent impairment ratings, MRI interpretation, personal injury cases, electrodiagnostic medicine, and chiropractic neurology.
With his specialized training in chiropractic neurology and electrodiagnostic medicine, Dr. Cofano specializes in treating spine pain, herniated or bulging discs, neuropathy, radiculopathy, sciatica and other neurological diseases. Dr. Cofano has years of experience in electrodiagnostic testing for neuropathy and radiculopathy and has been a former Director of Electromyography at a large multidisciplinary medical clinic in Daytona Beach, Florida. This background has made Dr. Cofano an excellent team member at Bellevue Pain Institute where he continues to uphold the highest level of professionalism and innovation when it comes to the most valuable asset, the patient.
Dr. Cofano believes that no provider should become stagnate and complacent with patient care. He also believes that treatment plans need to be individualized and personalized with constant attention to their progress and functional improvement. He is passionate about restoring function back to those who are neurologically impaired. By regularly attending seminars, educational courses and obtaining further education, he commits himself to patients improved health.
Kaitlyn Burnette DC
Kaitlyn Burnette, DC
Palmer College of Chiropractic – 2017
Dr. Burnette’s passion for chiropractic started at an early age of 14 when she was swimming competitively for her local club team in North Carolina and injured her shoulder. Hesitant at first, her teammates convinced her to go see a Sports and Family Chiropractor after several unsuccessful attempts at physical therapy and pain medications; surgery was not an option she wanted to pursue at such a young age. Her chiropractor kept her competitive in the pool all throughout high school and at Campbell University, a Division I college where she obtained an athletic and academic scholarship. That same chiropractor was her source of inspiration to become a chiropractor herself to help show people that conservative care can have monumental impacts.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science and focused many of her classes around athletic training and rehabilitation, and then went on to Palmer College of Chiropractic in Port Orange, Florida where she focused on sports chiropractic and rehabilitation, earning a certification in IASTM with SmartTools and knowledge in KT taping and myofascial release techniques as well. During her time at Palmer, she worked with many local college athletes, triathletes, and swimmers of all ages as she was an Age Group Coach for a local club team there. She knew she wanted to continue working with a health conscious and active community, and the Pacific Northwest seemed like the perfect place to continue her journey. Maintenance chiropractic care, soft tissue, and laser treatments have allowed Dr. Burnette to be an athlete her entire life, continuing to enjoy recreational swimming and CrossFit, as well as adventuring through the Washington outdoors with her Great Dane pup, Moose.