Dr. Donald Erb, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Erb
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Sarasota Memorial Pain Care Ctr

5880 Rand Blvd Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34238

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Dr. Donald Erb, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Sarasota, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota and Sarasota Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Erb to book an appointment.

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  • Trusted the provider's decisions (29)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (11)
  • Appointment was rushed (10)
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Dr Erb has great bedside manor and is one of the smartest doctors in Sarasota. He listens and I feel like he truly hears me, that is so hard to find these days and this was just a day for medication refills. He is always in a great, uplifting mood. I have been his patient for 20 years. I have referred Dr Erb many times!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Kate – Feb 06, 2021
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I felt a high degree of confidence.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
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Ronald Emmerman – Jan 20, 2021
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12 year patient unable to keep appt due to Covid, tried to reschedule numerous times NEVER received a return call had to call every week for 2 months. Now notified I was dropped as a patient bc I missed appt. Terrible, disgraceful treatment. Total money grab they don't care about your well being just your pocket $$$$$$. Absouletely no EMPATHY OR COMPASSION for long care patuents. RUN...
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 16, 2021
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He was excellent at explaining things to me and listened carefully to every question I had. He made sure I understood everything.
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Juia – Jan 09, 2021
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Always takes time with you and gives helpful information about your condition. You never feel that Dr Erb is rushing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Nov 10, 2020
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Caring staff, efficient front end office ladies, make for a pleasant visit. Dr Erb is very good at explaining, in medical terms you can understand what your treatment plan is. I have gotten good pain relief with his care.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sep 29, 2020
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Dr. Erb is an extremely excellent doctor. He listens intently and explains my spinal issues. I found his words regarding my X-ray understandable. I can’t wait for him to fix my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fredda Chalfin – Sep 23, 2020
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Dr. Erb is patient and understan ding. He listens carefully and gives practical advice.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rich Roberts – Sep 09, 2020
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Referred to Dr Erb and found him to be very kind and knowledgeable and also a good listener. Would definitely recommend him.
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Patient from Lakewood Ranch – Dec 26, 2019
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Doesn't spend anytime with you and is a true pill pusher. The DEA should investigate him now.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Brian B. – Aug 28, 2019
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First impression,the office staff is horrible, from the snooty receptionist to the office manager that is has a bad attitude and belittles you (if you can get her to call you back) I pride myself in being a very intuitive guy. what I gather is: Dr Erb is interested in his 401k and not his patients. He likes to prescribe excessive physical therapy (conveniently located in his office) if you can't line his pockets, he moves on to the next sucker. Positive reviews are posted by family & friends.
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Disabled&Dissatisfied in Sarasota, FL – Jan 09, 2019
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The first appointment with Dr. Erb, I had to wait for 3 hours. Weeks later, I had appointment for the epidural and they wanted me to wait 5 hours to get my shot. So I decided to leave, and when you tell them about the wait, they don’t give a dam. Than it was decided to try a pain pump, but there are steps to do first. See psychologist to make sure I can mentally handle a pain pump. Two appointments were scheduled with Dr. Erb (KWOC) to try different medications for the pump. Someone in his of
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VENICE, FL – Dec 19, 2018
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Dr. Erb is one of the finest physicians I've ever had. He's courteous, kind, listens and cares. But his office is a nightmare of over-booked 2 hour waits, a prehistoric phone system with NO Direct Line, NOR ANY "emergency appointment" abilities! Some of his staff are downright terrible. His Office Manager is offensively rude and Vicki Rademaker, his Nurse Practioner, (who treats many of Erb's patients) is under-prescribing medications. The Practice is flailing, which is a shame.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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thinking of leaving – Sep 28, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr Erb for 3 ½ years. He has been giving me numerous different types of shots but my back never really felt any better. At Dr Erb’s office you could never speak with a live person. The front office staff were rude, it was a nightmare getting office appointments and getting insurance authorizations. One time I had to wait 2 weeks for a return phone call - only after I called Aetna did someone call me back. I even wrote two letters to Dr Patel and CC Dr Erb. Dr Patel did call m
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
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Jim S in Bradenton, FL – Jun 07, 2018
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Dr. Erb is a very compassionate, caring, professional physician who I have been going to for 13+ years. I trust his evaluation of my pain areas and his treatment options. I highly recommend he or his ARNP, Vicky Radimaker, for your care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lois Crumbacher in Venice, Florida – Apr 18, 2018
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Dr Erb is the greatest pain management doctor I've ever had!!!! He's kind, compassionate and very gentle when giving injections! I've never had the same quality of treatment since and am glad I'll be back in the area soon so he will (hopefully) be my doctor again! (I've been out of state for over 5 years..so ignore the number of visits in the past 2 years! I had quite a few years of office visits before I moved!)
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K. SIlva in NV – Feb 25, 2017
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I have worked with Dr. Erb for 5-years. He is dedicated, kind, a strong advocate and well versed in the field of pain management & related fields - from non-invasive, to procedures, medications & other. Dr. Erb is incredible - his office staff is beyond burned out; scheduling - is a nightmare; obtaining records - good luck; getting timely appointments - a TOTAL failure. DR. ERB is INCREDIBLE and I trust him fully. Something needs to change for an incredible physician > in a crummy office
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John D. in Sarasota, FL – Sep 14, 2016
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I currently see Dr. Erb for chronic back pain. He is extremely caring and listens carefully to you about your complaints. He has been my doctor for at least 6 years or more. I would recommend him to anyone suffering with chronic back pain.
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Joan F in Sarasota, FL – Aug 27, 2016
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I can't get in. Filled out new patient request form twice. Keep calling and no one picked up on appointment line. Been two weeks. Is this a joke?
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Sarasota – Mar 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Donald Erb, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Sarasota, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Philadelphia...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

1996
Univ S Fla
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Gersinger Med Ctr
Residency Hospital
1989
Metropltn Hosp
Internship Hospital
1988
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Does Dr. Donald Erb, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Erb has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Donald Erb, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Erb frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Low Back Pain, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Erb treats.

Where is Dr. Donald Erb, DO's office located?

Dr. Erb's office is located at 5880 Rand Blvd Ste 206, Sarasota, FL 34238. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for Florida
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Erb's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erb treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Erb treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erb treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Erb treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Erb treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Erb treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Erb's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Erb accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Tampa Bay CoreNet
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Locations

Sarasota Memorial Pain Care Ctr

Sarasota Memorial Pain Care Ctr5880 Rand Blvd Ste 206 Sarasota, FL 34238
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Erb is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Doctors Hospital Of Sarasota

Sarasota, FL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Sarasota Memorial Hospital

Sarasota, FL

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received