Re: Pain Management in Florida
How frustrating. I'm sorry you are having so much trouble.
I have been dealing with this back pain and nerve damage for many years now. I had surgery - actually 2 of them, in 2005. While these surgeries helped with some of the specific things, they did not resolve all my issues. I know there are still issues that need resolved and will require more surgery. I will definitely be returning to my Neurosurgeon, Dr. John Stevenson.
Dr Stevenson is located in Gainseville, Florida. He was awesome and I found his staff is the best I've ever encountered. My attorney recommended him to me. I am happy to pass along his name.
Dr Stevenson did my 3-level cervical spine fusion then 3 months later did my 2-level lumbar fusion. He is honest and will not suggest surgery if it isn't needed or if it is not yet needed.
I have also needed Pain Management. While I have encountered a couple of real flakes, I have also seen a few awesome PM Specialists.
Reasons for changing Specialists:
1. Insurance changes//dr not in network
2. Dr. retired
Dr. Margurita Correa-Perez is in Clermont, Florida
Dr. Amy Clunn is in Ocala and The Villages, Florida.
I am not comfortable providing the name of the one Pain Management doctor I refused to return to. My advice to you is that if you are not comfortable or if the doctor is unable to sit still, cannot speak without constantly repeating that he "counts pills" ie 4 times in one 10 minute consultation; and ridicules you for bringing a binder with all medical reports, and was eager to write you a script that moment for something different (if you brought along your current meds) ---- well, he likely isn't someone you want to continue seeing.
I don't know if these doctors are close enough to help you but I do hope you are able to find answers and relief soon.