Keith Javery, D.O.

Dr. Keith Javery received his Bachelors of Science in Biology at Truman State University. He then graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine with his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. He then went on to complete his residency training at the University of Kentucky where he specialized in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. Once finished with his specialty training, he was asked to stay on as the Medical Director of the University of Kentucky’s Pain Management Center where he practiced for over three years.

In 1995, Dr. Javery was recruited to West Michigan to join a multi-physician pain management specialty group. He devoted 15 years of his career to help foster the development of the modern pain clinic.

In 2009, Dr. Javery left his previous practice in order to form the Javery Pain Institute. His primary goal was to rekindle that close personal relationship with both patient and referring physicians that is so necessary to treat chronic pain. It was Dr. Javery’s vision to recapture that personal touch that is frequently missing in today’s medical world.

Dr. Javery understands the importance of listening to the patients and understanding their individual needs as well as the challenges they face when dealing with chronic pain. He then develops a specific treatment program based upon that particular patient’s individual needs.

Dr. Javery has been practicing for over 20 years and is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Board of Anesthesiology Pain Management Certificate, and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He is also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Javery brings with him the highest level of experience as well as certification and expertise in the treatment of chronic pain.

Certifications and Licensure:

(Four Independent/Nationally Credentialed Board Certifications earned in Pain Medicine/Interventional Pain Medicine/Anesthesiology)

Board Certified – American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians, 2019-Current

Board Certified – American Board of Anesthesiology Subspecialty of Pain Medicine Board Certification, 1998-Current

Board Certified – American Board of Pain Medicine, 1994-Lifetime

Board Certified – American Board of Pain Management, 1995-Lifetime

Board Certified – American Board of Anesthesiology, 1994-Lifetime

Joshua Suderman, M.D.

Dr. Suderman is originally from Kansas, but moved to Virginia to complete his undergraduate degree in Biology at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. He then obtained his medical degree from the University of Virginia in 2009. Afterwards, Dr. Suderman moved to Michigan in 2009 to be closer to his and his wife’s family and to begin his anesthesia residency at the U of M. He completed his residency in 2013 and then completed a fellowship in Pain Medicine at U of M in 2014.

He was drawn to West Michigan due to its family-oriented culture, many outdoor activity opportunities, scenic surroundings, and the opportunity to be a part of the excellent patient care offered to patients with chronic pain at JPI. He believes in a multi-disciplinary approach to pain medicine. He strives to facilitate functional recovery and improved pain management via multiple modalities, including injection and medical therapies, physical therapy, and pain psychology. His goal is to bring about an improvement in quality of life, level of activity, and pain management for each of his patients. He combines some or all of these modalities as indicated to arrive at a personal treatment plan for each patient. Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and cycling.

Heather Metz, NP-C

Heather joined Javery Pain Institute in 2012 as a registered nurse, prior to completing her graduate studies in August 2017. She signed on as a Nurse Practitioner in September 2017. She specializes in adult and geriatric medicine. A native of Fruitport, Michigan she completed her Associates of Registered Nursing from Muskegon Community College.


She then moved to Grand Rapids and completed her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Ferris State University. She completed the Masters of Science in Nursing, Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner program from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Heather enjoys providing compassionate, individualized care to each patient, while also lending a listening ear and understanding. She loves working with a team of medical professionals that support each other and strive to provide the best patient care possible.


Heather resides in Walker, Michigan with her husband and two small children. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her young family, the theater, Detroit baseball, and Michigan State football.

Shelly Carnevale, FNP-BC


Shelly joined Javery Pain Institute in the fall of 2017. She is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston, where she received her graduate degree as an Advanced Practice Nurse in family practice. She is also a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has lived in Michigan for over 20 years. Shelly’s goal is to provide a cooperative relationship with patients aiming for a holistic approach leading towards optimal physical, mental, emotional, social and spiritual aspects of their health.


Outside of work, Shelly enjoys being outdoors boating, camping, gardening or skiing and creating memories with her family. She lives in Holland, Michigan with her husband, three daughters and pets. She continues to be active in the community and with Simmons University as a mentor for undergraduate nurses working on literature research.

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