Board Certified Pain Doctors in Bradenton, FL, Sarasota, FL & Venice, FL
Dr. Fabian A. Ramos & his team of board-certified pain management doctors are dedicated to helping our patients get back on their feet & defeat the pain once and for all. To book a consultation, please call your nearest location or request an appointment online.
The process of choosing a personal doctor should resemble an interview process. The relationship with your doctor should be built on a foundation of trust and an established common goal. You should be reassured that your doctor has the proper qualifications to assist you and they should be able to provide you with the best care possible.
Especially in the field of pain management, it is important to find a doctor who is able to offer a full range of long term treatment options, and be knowledgeable about your condition. To begin the process of finding the right doctor, you will need to research credentials, understand their specialty, and determine if they are licensed or if they are a board certified doctor.
What’s the difference between a licensed doctor and a board certified doctor?
To be clear, every practicing doctor is licensed in the United States. For a doctor to receive a license, they must meet the requirements listed below:
- Graduate medical school
- Complete required residency hours
- Be approved by a state medical board
Obviously completing the criteria is no walk in the park and doctors who are licensed should be trusted to provide basic medical care to their patients.
Board Certified Doctor
To become a board certified doctor, one must become a licensed doctor and then proceed to pick a specialty. After picking a specialty (e.g. pediatrics, orthopedics, pain management) there are various sets of qualifications that must be met for each one. In most cases this includes:
- Hours of training under a board doctor in that specialty
- Exams passed to prove knowledge
These extra steps ensure that the doctor is knowledgeable in the specialty field and are able to offer the best advice and treatment to their patients.
Why does it matter?
Many basic licenced doctors aren’t equipped with the knowledge to treat chronic pain. They often rely on quick fixes that will only numb the pain and provide temporary relief.
Unfortunately, it is for this reason that the United States is currently facing an opioid epidemic. Thousands of people are dying every year due to prescription pill overdoses. We are finding more doctors handing out prescriptions before looking into long lasting treatments, than ever before. This is partially due to non-board certified pain doctors finding the short term solution for their patients. Opiates are dangerous, highly addictive, and should only be prescribed by a physician who is aware of their dangers and can monitor their patients closely.
With this current crisis on hand, it is important to do your research and find a doctor who can offer you long term solutions to your pain. At Ramos Center, we believe in helping our patients get their lives back. We offer a wide range of treatments and therapy to help you get back on your feet and defeat the pain once and for all. Whether you are suffering from acute pain, or chronic pain, we are here to help you by offering solutions that will fit your needs. Call us today to schedule a consultation with one of our caring board certified pain doctors and let us see how we can change your life for the better today!