pain management

Pain management is an essential part of modern healthcare. Chronic pain can make everyday tasks impossible, regardless of whether or not the pain stems from an injury, disease, or disorder. Fortunately, the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving is home to a number of experienced chronic pain doctors, including Paula Josette Trunnell. Working with Dr. Whitney Chouteau, Josette helps patients dealing with chronic pain regain control of their life.

Born in Nampa, Idaho, Trunnell has spent much of her professional life helping patients dealing with chronic pain. She began her education at Washington State University, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. After finishing her Bachelor’s Degree, she went on to Gonzaga University, where she earned a Master of Science in Nursing, FNP (Family Nurse Practitioner). While in school, she received a number of scholarships for her performance, as well as admittance to the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and Gamma Phi Delta Honor Society.

After graduating from college, Josette began her professional career. First, she worked as a registered nurse in the emergency department in a Washington hospital. Afterwards, she served as an HIV/AIDS program coordinator in Pasco, Washington. Most recently, before joining our Irving chronic pain department, Paula served the Northeast Dallas area as a pain management specialist.

Now a part of the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving, Trunnell brings excellent attention to her patients’ needs, helping them deal with chronic pain and pain management. Regardless of how the pain started, our pain management specialists can help create a plan to let patients enjoy a more normal life. If you are experiencing chronic pain or need to speak to a pain management specialist, contact the Medical and Surgical Clinic of Irving today and speak to one of our experienced physicians.

Special Expertise

Pain Management


Washington State University

Gonzaga University


6750 N. MacArthur Blvd. Suite 255

Irving, TX 75039

Contact Information

Office: 972-823-3240

Fax: 972-823-3241