Dr. Hunt is board certified in anesthesiology, pain medicine and addiction medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his anesthesiology residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, California. Before retiring from the Navy as a decorated Commander, Dr. Hunt served as a medical officer for the military with assignments in Antarctica, Port Hueneme, California and Florida. Dr. Hunt was also a recipient of two Purple Hearts. As a pain management and addiction medicine practitioner, his treatment methods emphasize the reduction of patient dependency on medications such as narcotics and tranquilizers. His multifaceted treatment modalities, such as acupuncture and other alternative methods, are aimed at restoring and preserving the daily activities of his patients without the use of addictive substances. These therapies were an integral part of his private practice, NexStep Integrated Pain Medicine. Dr. Hunt owned NexStep until it became a division of Coastal Spine and Pain Center in March of 2013.