Coastal Pain’s physician assistant (PA-C) works with our doctors to manage the full spectrum of a patient’s pain management. Collaborating with our physician, the PA-C tailors treatment of pain based on multiple factors that include level of discomfort, type of pain, focal or diffuse nature of pain experienced, and overall impact on function in daily life.

Gina Giron, P.A.

I began my PA journey over 10 years ago at King’s College in Pennsylvania (where I was born and raised), and have since moved to Southern California in 2010 and started my career in Los Angeles and Carlsbad, CA.  I graduated in an accelerated Master’s program with a Masters of Physician Assistant degree.

Before Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics, I lived and worked in Los Angeles, where I was a PA in Orthopedics, catering to some of Hollywood’s big names in Beverly Hills.  I then switched gears from adult orthopedics to pediatric orthopedics at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for nearly 5 years before moving to Oceanside, CA. I’ve been happy to treat patients here at Coastal Pain since 2017.

When I’m not working with patients at Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics, you can find me spending time with my husband, Charlie, and son, Charlie, who definitely keeps us on our toes. Aside from spending quality time with my family, I love to travel and spend time at our beautiful beaches.

Fun fact:
– I was born in Scranton, PA (yes, like The Office)!



Conor Tibbs, P.A.


Conor Tibbs is a local guy, born and raised in the San Diego area, specifically Poway. He attended Poway High School, then The University of Southern California for undergrad and finally completed his masters at Marshall B. Ketchum University in 2023. He was often praised for his thoroughness and ability to listen and make patient’s feel heard. Since then, he is incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work at Coast Pain with so many incredible people, patients, providers and staff all included.
Outside of work, Conor enjoys singing, reading, Dungeons and Dragons and spending time with his husband Angel and the rest of their family, ranging from hiking local trails to enjoying the weather on the beach to just having dinner together at home.
Fun Fact:
– My feet are 2 complete sizes different from each other: Left 9.5, Right 7.5.

Theresa Cotter, P.A.


Theresa graduated from Temple University’s Physician Assistant program in 2023 with a Master’s in Medical Sciences.  She is originally from Maryland, and moved to Philadelphia for PA school.  She then moved from Philadelphia to San Diego to start her journey as a Physician Assistant and was enthusiastic to join the Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics family.  She is excited to bring her dedication to patient care! In her free time, you can find her hiking, traveling, or enjoying the beaches! She particularly enjoys exploring new hiking trails that offer stunning views of the coastline. Fun Fact: She swam in college and still enjoys swimming regularly!