Chronic Pain Program (CPP) Staff
Paul Heideman, PhD., LP
Dr. Heideman completed his graduate training in clinical psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He began specializing in health psychology during his internship at the Medical University of South Carolina. A native Minnesotan, he and his family moved back to the Twin Cities where he completed residency training at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center before joining
Marge Bigelow, RN
Marge has been actively working as a Registered Nurse for more than 40 years. Of those years, she has been in the Chronic Pain field for the past 20 years. She has also worked in OB/GYN and Labor and Delivery for 13 years in both clinic and hospital settings as well as in the Mental Health and Chemical Dependency field, in both in-patient and out-patient settings. At MAPS, Marge has worked for the last several years as the Manager of Case Management Department in addition to working as a staff RN in the Chronic Pain Program. Marge currently sees patients in the Chronic Pain Program at our Maple Grove clinic location.
Christa Jensen, CNP
Christa Jensen, CNP joined the MAPS staff in July 2004. She is a Certified Nurse Practitioner and earned her Masters degree in Nursing at the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. Ms. Jensen is also the Nurse Practitioner/Physicians Assistant Division Manager for the MAPS clinic. Prior to starting at MAPS, she worked in a Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) and Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) in western South Dakota. Christa is the manager of the Nurse Practitoners and Physician Assistants at our Maple Grove clinic and is currently seeing patients exclusively at this location.
Mary Esslinger, CNP
Mary Esslinger joined the MAPS staff in 2004. She is board certified as an adult nurse practitioner as well as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Mary obtained her Masters degree and pediatric nurse practitioner certification from the College of St. Catherine in 1993. She received her adult nurse practitioner certification after graduating from the College of St. Catherine in 2004. Mary is involved in MAPS Chronic Pain Program and sees patients exclusively at our Edina office.
Christine O'Hotto, LPT
Christine O'Hotto, LPT joined the MAPS staff in 2000, and took on the role of Rehabilitation Director in 2006. Christine earned her Physical Therapy Degree from UW-Madison in 1990 and has been working in outpatient physical therapy with emphasis on orthopedics and manual therapy, spinal pain, headaches and chronic pain since 1991. Christine currently sees patients at our Edina clinic location.
Rhoda Schuralick, RN
Rhoda Schularick, RN comes to MAPS with more than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse. She has previously held positions working in OB, Orthopedics, ICU, General Surgery and Parish Nursing. Rhoda has also worked as a certified personal trainer and taught exercise classes, but for most of her career, she has worked as a Health and Wellness educator. Rhoda is the Clinical Lead Nurse for MAPS Chronic Pain Program and enjoys working with the patients in the program since it makes such a big difference in their lives. Away from MAPS, Rhoda enjoys time with her family, exercising, gardening and training her border collies Riley and Kirby.