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West Coast Pain Specialists

Meet Dr. Belnap

Dr. Belnap

Dr. Belnap, the founding physician of West Coast Pain Specialists, is a double board-certified specialist in the fields of Pain Management and Rehabilitation Medicine. He completed his undergraduate training at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT and medical school at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ.

He then completed his residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC followed by a fellowship in Pain Management at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California. He served as Chief Resident towards the end of his residency and upon completion of the program was selected as Chief of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

He was then chosen by the Surgeon General of the Army to relocate west with the task to help establish a highly specialized combat casualty rehabilitation center at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He became the first Medical Director of this center and upon separation from the military was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal which is equivalent to the Bronze Star for combat service.

Dr. Belnap has expertise in providing treatment for a wide array of conditions including sports injuries, spine & joint disorders, complex polytraumatic injuries, amputations, and neurologic disorders. He has been a contributing author in peer-reviewed journal articles and medical textbook chapters in his specialty. He has also given numerous presentations at national and local conferences throughout his career. He is a native of Southern California and enjoys basketball, volleyball, surfing, volunteering in his church & community, and spending time with his wife and five children.

Meet The Team


Lauren PA

Lauren joins us from Mayo Clinic where she obtained a Master of Physician Assistant Studies and worked as a hospitalist in cardiovascular surgery. Before moving to Encinitas at age 5, Lauren lived in Seoul, South Korea. Upon graduation from La Costa Canyon High School, she moved to Virginia to attend Southern Virginia University (SVU) where she had been recruited to play tennis. After one year of university, Lauren returned to South Korea to serve an 18-month mission. During undergrad, Lauren was awarded Virginia Sports Information Directors Academic Allstate Honors and was named Southern Virginia University Senior Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Lauren graduated from SVU with a Biochemistry degree. While preparing for physician assistant school Lauren worked as a medical assistant at West Coast Pain Specialists. Lauren was accepted into the inaugural PA class at Mayo Clinic and upon completion of the program, accepted a position in the Cardiovascular Surgery Department where she specialized in congenital heart disease. Lauren is excited to be back in Encinitas working with Dr. Belnap and the West Coast Pain Specialists team

Mary Anne standing in front of a wooden wall

Mary Anne, Nursing / Billing

Mary Anne pursued nursing because of her love for people and human biology. She became a Certified Nursing Assistant in high school, then continued at the No. 1 rated nursing school in Arizona and became a Registered Nurse at the age of 21. Her first job after nursing school took her to Southern Idaho as a Hospice Case Manager, which she loved; however, it was cut short by a stronger desire to serve for her church.

Mary Anne lived in El Salvador, Central America for a year and a half as a missionary; and as a nurse, she was assigned to care for all the health needs of the missionaries in the El Salvador/Belize regions. Upon returning to the USA, Mary Anne took a hiatus from work to recuperate. As Mary Anne returned to nursing, she found a perfect fit at WCPS.

Our New Location

Come visit us at our new location in Encinitas, California. Our office is equipped with the latest medical technologies and is a clean, comfortable environment for healing and the treatment of painful medical conditions.




4405 Manchester Ave, Suite #101
Encinitas, CA 92024

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