Dr. Christopher A. Dawson, MD

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Dr. Christopher A. Dawson, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

GARDNER ORTHOPEDICS 3033 Winkler Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33916 Get Directions
(239) 277-7070

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Dr. Dawson specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine and practices in Fort Myers, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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      3.5 based on 54 responses
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      Experience with Dr. Dawson
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (54)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (53)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (53)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Dawson's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (54)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (54)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (48)
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      Fort Myers, FL |
      I want to be clear...I did not ask for nor did I want any medication as I am allergic to or have reactions to medications. This doctor is disagreeable and arrogant. I admire any stance on less medications. However this is a man with no interest in your past knowledge about your own body. Never listened to me, refused to allow me to finish one thought. Dismissive and barely human!
      Fort Myers, FL |
      Extremely arrogant and useless. Rude and disrespectful. I cannot say anything about him as a doctor as he wasn't interested in talking to me, the person living with my disability. He has no business talking to patients. He might have a God complex. Whatever it is, don't expect a person who will listen...or care.
      in Cape Coral, FL |
      He is a Wonderful Doctor. The reason people are writing Bad Reviews is because He is very strict and careful about dispensing pain meds which is what any good Doctor should do. He is a good caring Doctor and I would highly recommend Him.
      in Fort Myers, FL |
      Very pleased with Dr. Dawson. He helped me resolve my low back pain without drugs. I was also very pleased with how empathetic he was regarding an issue with my thumb and was very helpful in getting me an appointment with a hand surgeon. I would recommend Dr. Dawson for anyone with back pain. I had seen several physical therapists over the past 15 years, and he nailed the problem and referred me to the best physical therapist in Lee County. Now I have a plan to remain pain free.
      in Ft Myers, FL |
      Doctor Dawson if he is a doctor is no friend to the poor souls who seek him out because of pain. I disliked the man as soon as I met him. His bedside was pathetic. I would not want him to give my dog a bath. He preys on the Snowbirds who are simply trying to connect with some one down here. He had attitude with me as soon as I mentioned my surgeon was from the famous RUSH hospital in Chicago. I think maybe Dawson went to med school somewhere in south America.
      in Fort Myers, FL |
      First visit Dr. Dawson was great at selling himself, prescribed 20 Hydrocodone and one every 24 hours for sciatica pain and nerve pain down the leg and into big toe. When I told the nurse I needed something before appointment she told me to take a Tylenol. When I mentioned that to Dr. his response was, did it help, well, how could it help chronic spinal pain I had had for 5 months. I had tried lots of specialists since June.
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      Specialties

      • Interventional Pain Medicine
      • Pain Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

      Board Certifications

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      • Pain Medicine
      • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

      Conditions Treated

      • Adhesive Capsulitis
      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Arthritis
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Back Pain
      • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
      • Bone Disorders
      • Brachial Plexus Palsy
      • Bursitis
      • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Chronic Neck Pain
      • Chronic Pain
      • Chronic Pelvic Pain
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Degenerative Disc Disease
      • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
      • Facet Joint Pain
      • Fibromyalgia
      • Foot Conditions
      • Fracture
      • Gait Abnormality
      • Hand Conditions
      • Headache
      • Heel Spur
      • Herniated Disc
      • Intervertebral Disc Disease
      • Joint Pain
      • Knee Disorders
      • Knee Pain
      • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
      • Low Back Pain
      • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
      • Lumbar Herniated Disc
      • Lumbar Radiculopathy
      • Myelopathy
      • Neck Pain
      • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
      • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Osteoarthritis of Hip
      • Osteoarthritis of Knee
      • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
      • Osteoarthritis of Spine
      • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
      • Pathological Spine Fracture
      • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
      • Plantar Fasciitis
      • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Rheumatoid Arthritis
      • Sacrum Disorders
      • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
      • Scoliosis
      • Shoulder Dislocation
      • Shoulder Disorders
      • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
      • Spinal Stenosis
      • Spine Deformities
      • Spine Disorders
      • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
      • Spondylitis
      • Spondylolisthesis
      • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
      • Trigger Finger
      • Upper Back Pain

      Procedures Performed

      • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
      • Cervical Medial Branch Block
      • Chronic Pain Management
      • EMG (Electromyography)
      • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
      • Epidural Injection
      • Epidural Steroid Injections
      • Facet Block
      • Facet Joint Injection
      • Joint Drainage
      • Joint Injection
      • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
      • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
      • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
      • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
      • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
      • Nerve Block, Somatic
      • Nerve Blocks
      • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
      • Pain Management
      • Peripheral Nerve Block
      • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
      • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation
      • Spinal Nerve Block
      • Steroid Injection
      • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
      • Trigger Point Injection
      • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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        Malpractice Claims

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      • 0
        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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      Education

      • Medical School
        West Virginia University

        Graduated in 2005

      • Internship Hospital
        University Of Virginia Health System

        Completed in 2006

      • Residency Hospital
        Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

        Completed in 2010

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine

        Completed in 2011

      • Undergraduate School
        College Of William & Mary

        Graduated in 1994

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Dawson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
      • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
      • No malpractice claims found
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Dawson's Office & Staff

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      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Dawson

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      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients