Meet Our Team
Thierry Bonnabesse, MD – Founder
After the birth of their first child, Dr Bonnabesse and his wife returned to the North East, and in 2004 , Dr. Bonnabesse founded Champlain Spine and Pain Management in Plattsburgh. Since then, the practice has grown from one provider to 5 providers. In 2009, Dr Bonnabesse moved its practice to their brand new state of the art medical building to offer better comfort to their patients, and ease of care with on-site XR and ultrasound guided treatments. Dr Bonnabesse also created, 9 years ago, an interventional pain fellowship, which has allowed him to teach his interventional techniques to many physicians from across the country. Dr Bonnabesse’s philosophy, when it comes to his specialty, is that “there is no gain in pain”, and what he enjoys the most about his work, is to be able to improve his patient’s quality of life: “there is nothing more satisfying that to enable a woman to be able to carry her child or grand-child without excruciating pain, to allow a person to keep their job or to enable an outdoor person to return to his or her hobby. It is extremely gratifying to know that, at the end of the day, someone will able to sleep through the night without being awakened by pain”. At the end of the day it is really about making a positive difference in someone’s life”.
Dr. Bonnabesse enjoys spending his free time with his family which includes his wife, 2 children, and 3 dogs. He really enjoys the outdoors, and the beauty of our region. He has also been a competitive tennis player for over 35 years playing at the regional and national levels, both in France and in the US. He also enjoys international food and foreign languages.
Bobby Oommen, MD
In his free time, Dr. Oommen enjoys traveling, international foods and spending time with his wife and 2 young children.
Brian Lecuyer, NP
Brian is a registered Nurse Practitioner who joined Champlain Spine and Pain Management in 2012. Brian graduated as a registered nurse from Clinton Community College in 1988 with honors. He obtained his bachelor degree in Nursing from Plattsburgh State in 2000 with honors. He then graduated from Stony Brook, and he graduated in 2003 as Nurse Practitioner with honors. As a Nurse Practitioner, Brian was promoted to Nurse Administrator for the Department of Corrections. He has also worked in an internal medicine practice in Plattsburgh. Brian is also certified in Pain Management through the American Society of Pain Management Nursing.
Brian currently lives with his wife, and they have 5 children. He enjoys spending his free time with cwife, children and grand children, and he is an avid runner and a bicycle enthusiast.
Kelly Meyer, RPA-C
Following graduation, Kelly joined the surgical team at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany NY, where she assisted in neurosurgery, vascular, hepatobiliary, gynecology, oncology and general surgery cases. She also managed patients in the hospital on the surgical floor and ICU, and covered the emergency room for surgical consult.
Kelly was then recruited for an advanced laparoscopic surgical position with Ellis Hospital’s Bariatric Care Center. She managed both inpatient and outpatient care, and assisted in advanced laparoscopic bariatric surgery in the operating room.
In 2012, Kelly and her family moved back to Plattsburgh to be closer to family, Lake Champlain, and the Adirondack Mountains. She most recently served as a Pediatric Physician’s Assistant at Plattsburgh Pediatrics for five years, where she specialized in primary pediatric care and minor in-office surgical procedures.
Kelly loves the great outdoors and enjoys all the activities the North Country has to offer. Her hobbies include skiing, snowboarding, sailing, hiking and paddle boarding with her family, as well as painting and gardening.
Russell Jones, NP
After retirement, he decided to pursue a career in the medical field and attended Clinton Community College graduating in 1997. He then went to work at the CVPH Medical Center, primarily in the Emergency Care Center, until 2002. While working in the Emergency Care Center he completed a Master’s Degree in Nursing specializing as a Nurse Practitioner. As a certified Nurse Practitioner, Russell worked at various practices within the Plattsburgh community and did work at Champlain Spine and Pain Management until 2010. He then went to work as a Primary Care Provider at the Plattsburgh VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic until March 2017. He has now returned to work at Champlain Spine and Pain Management.
Russell lives at home with his wife and they have four children along with 2 grandchildren. He Is an active member of the local reenactment community focusing on the War of 1812 and the Seven year war (French and Indian War).
Our team consists of passionate individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a smooth process throughout your visits. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to provide the best healthcare possible.