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Pain MedicineRelief from Chronic Pain

Our expert Pain Medicine team offers the region’s widest array of coordinated pain care services, helping our patients with relief from chronic conditions such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Back and neck pain (including spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease)
  • Cancer pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot pain
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Lower back pain
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Postherpetic neuralgia (shingles)
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder pain
  • Spasticity
  • Pain from spinal cord injuries, stroke, multiple sclerosis and other neurologic conditions
  • Auto accident injuries
  • Work-related injuries 

 

4 Convenient Locations

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Heritage Harbour
1040 River Heritage Blvd.
Bradenton, FL 34212

Sarasota Memorial Heart and Vascular Institute
1540 S. Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL 34239

Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine
5880 Rand Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34238

Sarasota Memorial Health Care Center at Blackburn Point
929 S. Tamiami Trail
Osprey, FL 34229

Our interdisciplinary care ranges from traditional treatments and medications to interventional procedures, including:

  • Botox injections for muscle spasticity and migraines
  • Celiac plexus block for abdominal pain
  • Discogram for disc-related pain
  • Epidural blood patch for spinal headaches
  • Epidural steroid injection to treat disc-related neck, thorax and low back pain
  • Lumbar sympathetic block for complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) or neuropathic pain
  • Medial branch blocks and radial frequency lesioning for arthritic low back or neck pain
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for treatment of painful spinal compression fractures
  • Percutaneous disc decompression to treat disc herniation
  • Spinal cord stimulator implant to treat CRPS, peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, MS,
       diabetic neuropathy, back pain and post-amputation pain
  • Trigger-point injection for muscle spasms, painful specific muscles and tendon points
  • Spinal infusion pump for administering pain medication directly to the spine

 

Our Team
Our board-certified Pain Medicine physicians create a comprehensive treatment plan designed especially for you. We work with your physicians and can refer you to specialists for consultation.

 
  Eugene Pereira, MD
  Board Certified: Anesthesiology & Pain Medicine
  Medical School: St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore, India
  Internship: Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
  Residency: West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV
  Fellowship: West Virginia University Hospital, Morgantown, WV

 

  
  Lindsay Shroyer, MD
  Board Certified: Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, and Pain Medicine
  Medical School: Ross University in Dominica, West Indies
  Internship: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  Residency: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
  Fellowship: University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

 


  Courtney Simmons-Rasmussen, MD
  Board Certified: Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  Medical School: Howard University in Washington, D.C
  Internship: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA
  Residency: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  Fellowship: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

 

Information & Referrals: 941-917-4500