Dr. Stewart received his medical doctorate from the University of Arkansas in 2002. He completed his anesthesiology residency at the University of South Florida in Tampa in 2006. While in group practice, he earned his MBA from the University of Florida Warrington College of Business in 2009. (In an effort to alleviate pre-operative stress, he wrote and published "Need Surgery? Now What? A Patient's Guide to Anesthesia".) Dr. Stewart then completed a fellowship in pain medicine at the University of South Florida and took the next step in a lifelong dream… "People ask me why I founded Advanced Pain Medical Center. Every day, we see people who are overwhelmed. That touches me — but it also drives me to find more-personalized therapies. More customized alternatives. I fight fear with 'focus'. If I can also offer less pain and more function, I give patients back the best of their lives."
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Dr. Stewart's Care Philosophy
We target the source, not the symptom. We could easily make patients "feel better" by simply medicating symptoms. However, that response is temporary, short-sighted and — in most cases — does little to alleviate the real problem. It's much more challenging to do a painstaking analysis, then isolate and treat the reason you are hurting. But we treat that as a moral imperative. It's the difference between what we do… and a "pill mill". Specific therapies yield specific results. Our goal is "less pain, more function". To get there, we look for well-matched medications and therapies – and ideally, fewer of them. The alternative? A loosely-aimed shotgun approach, hoping "something" might work. Frankly, that's sloppy medicine. Tightly-focused treatment produces more-predictable results. At much less risk.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stewart to family and friends is 3.8 out of 5