Patient Education

Dr Maulik Bhalani speaks at Florida Hospital’s Wesley Chapel campus regarding how to properly manage pain through multiple treatment options

As part of Pain Awareness Month (September) and in a collaborative effort with Florida Hospital’s Healthy Happenings, Dr Maulik Bhalani speaks to a large group at the Wesley Chapel campus regarding how to properly manage pain through multiple treatment options. Dr Bhalani, Founder and President of Florida Pain Medicine, noted that “the response from the community to this event was tremendous and we appreciate the relationship we have with Florida Hospital as well as their efforts to allow us a forum to continue the dialogue to increase awareness of pain through a community service event like this. People do have legitimate options for treatment of their pain and our goal at Florida Pain Medicine is to help improve the quality of life by restoring function so our patients can relive life!”.

By |September 29th, 2017|News|

Dr Maulik Bhalani’s interview with ABC Action News 8 regarding Governor Rick Scott’s comprehensive plan to combat Florida’s opioid epidemic

Florida Pain Medicine Founder and President, Dr Maulik Bhalani’s interview with ABC Action News 8 regarding Governor Rick Scott’s comprehensive plan to combat Florida’s opioid epidemic. The governor is making a good step forward, especially investing $50 million in funding.

By |September 27th, 2017|News|

Dr. Maulik Bhalani Florida Hospital commercial, Pain Awareness month September 2017

September is Pain Awareness month and Florida Pain Medicine knows that not all pain is the same. Listen to Dr. Bhalani discuss your options for pain free living and become more informed on how to effectively treat your pain. Let one of Florida Pain Medicine’s physicians help you Restore Function and Relive Life!

By |September 17th, 2017|News|

Innovative Procedure Relieves Pain for Knee Patients

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – June 15, 2017 – Retiree Loyce Meaux suffered in pain for more than 13 years, following a total knee replacement.

“It really just kept getting worse and worse. Eventually the pain got so bad that I had to use a walker. I couldn’t take it,” said Meaux.

The 69-year-old went to several physicians over the years for various treatments.

“I had injections. I had blocks, shots, pills. You name it, and I’ve tried it.”

That all changed when Meaux moved down to Florida to be closer to her son, and met Arpit Patel, D.O., a double board-certified Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation specialist at Florida Pain Medicine. He recommended that Meaux undergo Genicular Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation, a new and relatively unknown option for patients suffering from chronic knee pain, that have failed to respond to other treatments.

“During this procedure, we use a cutting-edge technology to apply […]

By |June 15th, 2017|News|

President Trump’s Opioid Commission Could Have Significant Impact on Florida Patients

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – April 20, 2017 – A new commission set up by President Trump, will take aim at beating the growing opioid epidemic. Just last month, the President signed an executive order appointing New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as head of the Commission to Combat Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis. The panel’s findings, due out this Fall, will have far reaching effects for patients here in Florida.

The goal is to identify federal funding to address the epidemic, focusing on areas with limited drug treatment programs. The commission will also discuss the effectiveness of state drug monitoring programs, as well as the current federal opioid prescription guidelines that were just put into effect this past January by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Florida is one of the states hit hardest by the opioid epidemic. According to the CDC, around 1.27 million Floridians are addicted to pain killers. In […]

By |April 20th, 2017|News|

Bay News 9 – Cancer Pain Treatment – Interview with Dr. Maulik Bhalani

Dr. Maulik Bhalani explains why it is important to keep the patient’s needs in mind during cancer pain treatment.

By |March 31st, 2017|News|

New Study Shows Many Cancer Patients Are Not Receiving Proper Pain Treatment

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. – March 27, 2017 – Many patients with advanced cancer do not receive the proper opioid medications to control pain, according to a recent study published in the journal PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

Statistics show that between 2000 and 2010, overall opioid prescriptions increased by 466 percent, but they only increased by 16 percent for cancer patients. Those numbers are backed up by researchers who studied about 4,500 cancer patients who died between 2005 and 2012, and who received at least one prescription for an analgesic.

They focused on the longevity of the patients’ treatment with strong opioids such as morphine, which are widely regarded as the most effective pain treatment for those with advanced cancer. Overall, just 48 percent of patients received a prescription for a strong opioid in the year before they died. Another […]

By |March 27th, 2017|News|

Florida Pain Medicine Upgrades to New, Three-Thousand Square Foot Facility in Brandon

BRANDON, Fla. – March 8, 2017 – Florida Pain Medicine is excited to announce the opening of its newest location in Brandon, Florida. The 3,000 square foot facility is located at 426 W. Brandon Boulevard and boasts six patient exam rooms, along with a full-sized, state-of-the-art procedure suite.

“We feel this move will serve to continue our mission of providing exceptional care from the moment a patient walks through our doors. Florida Pain Medicine offers the latest technological advances to relieve pain, and it is always our goal to treat our patients through a multi-modal approach while also offering the most cost effective means to attain care. This new facility allows us to do just that,” said Dr. Bhalani, the Founder and CEO of Florida Pain Medicine.

“This is just another example of us putting our resources back into our patients, to make sure we continue to offer the most complete […]

By |March 8th, 2017|News|

2017 Top Doctor in Pain Medicine

Congratulations Dr. Maulik Bhalani! We are proud to announce that Dr. Maulik Bhalani has been honored with “2017 Top Doctors in Pain Medicine” award by Castle Connolly Medical, America’s trusted source for identifying top doctors. This award stands alone proudly witnessing Dr. Maulik Bhalani’s excellence in training and clinical skills.

Please join our team in congratulating Dr. Maulik Bhalani, who truly leads by example and inspires us to continue giving our patients the very best care every day. We are humbled and grateful to have Dr. Maulik Bhalani honored for his accomplishments!

By |March 6th, 2017|News|

Tampa Pain Specialist Helps Retiree Regain Use of His Hands

TAMPA, Fla. – February 14, 2017 – Bill Hemphill says he spent years working in chronic pain. It started back in 2010, when the construction worker, and Air Force retiree, developed a bad case of shingles in his arms, a very atypical case.

“I went through months of treatments, until my wife finally tracked down Dr. Maulik Bhalani.

He took one look at me and knew what needed to be done,” says Hemphill.

Hemphill returned to Dr. Bhalani a couple years later when he developed pain in his hands.

“The pain became so bad, that my left hand was virtually useless. I had to switch to wearing loafers because I could not even tie my shoes. Typing on a keyboard was impossible, so work became very difficult. Eventually the pain traveled all the way up my elbow,” said Hemphill.

Dr. Bhalani diagnosed the 65-year-old with regional sympathetic dystrophy, a pain disorder that is can […]

By |February 14th, 2017|News|