Lifestream Health Center offers comprehensive pain management for acute and chronic pain. Our Bowie clinic location (See below for a list of all of our locations) has served the Baltimore-Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area since 2000, when the practice was established by Dr. Robert Lyles. Our providers are highly trained pain management specialists. We recognize that chronic pain impacts the whole person, physically and psychologically, and promote multi-dimensional treatment plans. We seek to incorporate evidence-based and outcome-oriented research in our treatment decisions. We recognize the value of personalized treatment plans, and our patients enjoy attentive and thorough care.
Dr. Sarah A. Merritt
Dr. Sarah Merritt is originally from Huntsville, Alabama. She attended Birmingham-Southern College and medical school at the University of Alabama in Birmingham. After a residency in anesthesiology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, she elected to pursue extra fellowship training in pain management at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institute. Her training included the full spectrum of pain management techniques, including interventional pain blocks and injections, as well as pain medication management. Dr. Merritt is ABMS Board-Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine.
Currently, Dr. Merritt is active as a volunteer in the medical community in addition to her medical practice. She was nominated by her peers and appointed by the state as a member of the Technical Access Committee for the Maryland State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). She is also the Co-Chairperson of the Legislative Council for MedChi, the Maryland state medical society.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, bicycling, running, and yoga.
Shannon Martin, CRNP
Shannon Martin studied her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing at Bowie State University. Upon her successful completion, she was able to gain employment at several reputable hospitals, to include Mercy Medical Center, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Medstar Washington Hospital Center where she worked for over 8 years as a Registered Nurse in various fields.
Due to her love, dedication and compassion for nursing, she decided to further her academic career and obtained her Master of Science in Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She immediately gained employment in Primary Care where she currently manages and treats numerous acute and chronic conditions. She decided to expand her knowledge in pain management where she then joined our team.
Mrs. Martin provides specialized care for her patients that include acute and chronic pain management. She is proficient in conducting patient assessments and interviews, coordinating diagnostic tests and imaging, formulating effective treatment plans, integrating interventional pain modalities and recommending referrals for patients who need ongoing specialized or emergency care. Mrs. Martin possesses a pleasant and professional bedside manner and easily interacts with her patients, all while maintaining confidentiality and providing evidence-based high-quality care.
Singh Bhurji, PA-C
Mr. Sukhbir (Singh) Bhurji is a certified physician assistant and holds an active Maryland PA license and DEA license. He graduated from the Physician Assistant Program at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA in 2013.
Singh has joined the Lifestream team in Bowie after practicing outpatient Pain Management in Southern Maryland for 4 years treating a variety of pain patients. He also practices Addiction Medicine with the goal of helping as many people as possible who are struggling with addiction.
He applies a multidisciplinary philosophy to pain management and has an impeccable record for quality patient care. He takes a highly personalized approach to treat patients. He emphasizes patient education in the treatment process and finds great reward in building strong relationships with his patients.
He enjoys spending time with family and has a special interest in Sikh theology and history.
OMNI PROFESSIONAL BUILDING: 4000 Mitchellville Road, Suite B322 (third floor), Bowie, Maryland 20716 (301) 860-0305
FELLS POINT: 2005 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21231
NORTHWEST BALTIMORE: Upper Park Heights: 6810 Park Heights Ave. Suite C4
Baltimore, MD 21215
GLEN BURNIE: 7389 Baltimore Annapolis Blvd. Suite L
Glen Burnie, MD 21061