ABOUT THE FLORIDA ACADEMY OF PAIN MEDICINE

OVERVIEW

Leaders in the Field of Pain Medicine

The Florida Academy of Pain Medicine is a non-profit organization that serves a broad range of clinicians who treat people with pain. The academy is committed to the pursuit of the highest standard of excellence in pain medicine through an integrative approach that relies on the cooperation, shared knowledge and collective wisdom of healthcare professionals from multiple disciplines.

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OUR VISION

Major Views

Pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach that incorporates various specialty groups to provide for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pain inflicted patients. Included in this overall approach to treating pain are such specialties as anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry and neurological surgery. Pain medicine incorporates such modalities as interventional pain management, ultrasound techniques, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and basic pain treatments.

OUR MISSION

Our Aims

The Florida Academy of Pain Medicine is dedicated to: the pursuit of the highest standard of excellence in pain medicine; pain patient advocacy; enhancement of the pain physicians’ scope of knowledge; dissemination of the latest research developments; continuing education of the medical community at large; the promotion of a healthy socio-economic climate conducive to the delivery of high quality specialized pain treatment; and education of the public to the benefits and advances of pain management.

OUR HISTORY

Our Way of Success

The Florida Academy of Pain Medicine has been in service for over 25 years, starting in 1994. During that time, we have grown to have an active and engaged membership. With course offerings throughout the year, we continue to provide the stimulating educational material that our members and sponsors enjoy being a part of.

We are a unique medical specialty society that represents physicians practicing in the field of pain medicine. As such, we are involved with education training, as provided at our annual conference, legislative issues affecting the practice of medicine in Florida, and research of medical issues confronting our members.

What is unique regarding our Academy is that the practice of pain medicine is multi-disciplinary in approach that incorporates various specialty groups to provide for the comprehensive evaluation and treatment of pain inflicted patients. Included in this overall approach to treating pain are such specialties as anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, psychiatry and neurological surgery. We incorporate such modalities as interventional pain management, ultrasound techniques, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and basic pain treatments.

MEET THE BOARD

2024-2025 Board Members

MEET OUR PRESIDENT

KAVITA SHARMA, DO

Kavita Sharma, DO is board certified in both pain medicine and physical medicine and rehabilitation. She earned her medical degree from University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME and went on to complete a medical/surgical internship with Saint Michael’s Medical Center, Newark, NJ. Dr. Sharma completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at NYU School of Medicine Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, followed by fellowship training in the subspecialty of interventional pain management and spine disorders with Florida Spine Institute. Dr. Sharma practiced in Volusia and Flagler Counties with PRC Alliance Pain Relief Centers for 15 years, having started there in 2008. Currently, Dr. Sharma has relocated to the North Broward County area in Florida and plans to continue her practice of Interventional Pain Management there.

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