Our Doctors and Staff
C. WILLIAM MURPHY, M.D.
Board Certified in Anesthesiology & Board Certified in Pain Management
Dr. Bill Murphy is a San Antonio native and graduated from Lee High School before moving up I-35 to attend the University of Texas in 1971. He graduated with a degree in Pharmacy and worked as a pharmacist while attending medical school at UT Southwestern medical school in Dallas. Upon graduation in 1980, he moved back to San Antonio for an internship in Internal Medicine and specialty training in Anesthesiology. He has been in private practice in San Antonio since 1983.
He is board certified in Anesthesiology with a Sub-specialty Certification in Pain Management. He is the founder and President/CEO of Hill Country Pain Associates, serves on various boards, and has been instrumental in establishing pain management clinics from San Antonio to the Hill Country.
Dr. Murphy has been married to his high school sweetheart for 38 years and they have 3 children and two grandchildren. His wife, Tisa, works with him in his practice. She has specialized in developing the hill country locations and educating patients and doctors about what is available for people with chronic pain.
Dr. Murphy loves outdoor activities; he is an avid cyclist, golfer, gardener, and loves spending time in the Caribbean and with his family. Dr. Murphy feels that practicing medicine and helping patients is not a job, it is a privilege. He penned the mantra for his practice several years ago, “Relieving Pain, Restoring Hope”. This is the philosophy that is the basis for every decision that he and his staff make for their patients
JUSTIN J. VIGIL, M.D.
Board Certified in Anesthesiology & Board Certified in Pain Management
Dr. Justin Vigil was born and raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He graduated from St. Mary’s University San Antonio, Texas in 1994 and attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 1994-1998. He continued with his Anesthesiology Residency at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine from 1998-2002.
He completed his Pain Fellowship at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio from 2002-2003 and began a successful anesthesiology practice with Star Anesthesia in San Antonio in 2003. Having a sub-specialty certification in Pain Management, he then made the decision to devote his practice solely to pain management and joined Dr. Bill Murphy’s practice. They formed Hill Country Pain Associates in 2005.
He performs many diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. He has a special interest in the technique of radio frequency ablation and peripheral field and spinal cord stimulators. Dr. Vigil’s commitment to caring for patients in the Hill country allowed the opening of the Fredericksburg location for the practice.
His wife, Elizabeth, is a teacher and both have been blessed with four children. He is committed to education and serves as school board president at his children’s school. He is also involved in his children’s activities and coaches football, basketball and soccer. His hobbies are diverse and include mountain biking, music, and reading. His greatest joy is spending time with his family.
Fidencio Gonzales, PA-C
Hill Country Pain Associates is pleased to work with Physician Assistant, Fidencio Gonzales! PA Gonzalez has spent most of his life in the Texas Hill Country, growing up in Junction, TX. He began demonstrating his work ethic at the age of twelve when he helped his friends haul cedar so he could earn spending money. PA Gonzalez earned his degrees from the University of Texas San Antonio and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. While obtaining his degrees, he also worked as an ER technician, which taught him many valuable skills. It will greatly benefit to our practice that PA Gonzales speaks fluent Spanish.
Not only does PA Gonzalez have a great educational foundation, but his personal life also supports his health care career. He comes from a large Catholic family and grew up with nine siblings. His hobbies include football, hunting, and fishing. Most of all, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, and cat, Sasha.
Nickolas Garcia, PA-C
Hill Country Pain Associates is proud to welcome, Nick Garcia, as our Physician Assistant. The San Antonio native has a compassion for people that is felt throughout the halls of the clinic and is truly a “people person” who enjoys conversations and humor. This energetic quality has lent itself to the success in his past careers in transportation, pharmaceutical sales, and medical business development. Nick always knew that his calling was to help people in medical need, so as a result, selected the career of physician assistant. After receiving his Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Nick attended PA school at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is now a proud member of AAPA and TAPA. When Nick isn’t working at Hill Country Pain Associates, he and his beautiful wife and son could be found at the beach, golfing, exercising, or trying new local cuisine.
Nancy Bailey Burgher, PA-C
Nancy was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. She then attended undergraduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2006. She was involved in Kappa Kappa Gamma while at UT Austin and even spent a semester abroad with Semester at Sea, sailing from Canada around the globe to Florida. Her love of travel was inspired as she visited 5 of the 7 continents of the world and experienced new cultures. She then completed the Physician Assistant program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 2011, graduating Summa Cum Laude with a second bachelors in Health Studies and a masters in Physician Assistant Studies. She has been with Hill Country Pain Associates since graduating and has loved her job from start. Nancy truly believes in the mission of Relieving Pain and Restoring Hope to our community.
Nancy is a devoted wife and mother to her husband, Robert, and three children. Her family loves to spend lots of quality time together sharing life’s adventures. She also loves spending time outdoors, exercising, traveling, and socializing with her friends.
Director, Clinical Services
Laurie has been with the practice longer than any other person and provides administrative supervision of clinical services at Hill Country Pain Associates. Every business needs a person that can do everyone else’s job if needed. Laurie is that person and everyone in the practice relies on her to be the glue that holds it all together. As team leader for the clinical staff, she handles the distribution of weekly team assignments, clinical orientation and training, quality assurance measures, over sight of the electronic medical record system, prescription refill monitoring and maintenance of controlled substance records. Laurie has over 12 years of pain management experience and is a vital part of HCPA. She is a wonderful wife and mother to her two kids and loves music and dancing.
Marketing Specialist, Business Development
Alana Redepenning is a personable lady and results driven professional with 4+ years of Medical Marketing Experience with Hill Country Pain Associates as a Business Developer. She is involved in marketing, internal leadership development, maintaining strong relationships, as well as developing new contacts. She also coordinates patient communication, community events, and the bringing together of clinicians from many different disciplines to share commonalities for patient care. As a visionary business developer, she believe in Hill Country Pain’s mission of relieving pain and restoring hope throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country.
Director of Business Services
Laura was born and raised in San Antonio and obtained her degree in Healthcare Administration from Texas State University in San Marcos, Tx. She has served as our Director of Business Services for over 15 years providing leadership in developing, planning and implementing the clinic’s business operations. Her ultimate goal is to ensure Hill Country Pain maintains a healthful business environment.
When not at work she enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. Her personal interests include music, dancing and traveling.
The Business Office Staff
The Clinical Staff