Dr. Lora Brown, MD

Dr. Lora Brown, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Lora L. Brown is among the first state-approved medical marijuana physicians in Florida who can recommend medical cannabis for patients suffering from symptoms related to debilitating medical conditions such as: multiple sclerosis, ALS, PTSD, Crohn's disease, Parkinson's disease, glaucoma, AIDS and HIV, severe muscle spasms, seizures/epilepsy and cancer. Dr. Brown has a respected 17-year background in the field of interventional pain medicine. During her career, she has seen the ravaging effects that opioid medication use in Florida. She was a vocal proponent for regulations to curb abuse. She has served on the Florida governor's Drug Policy Advisory Council. She was the medical director of the non-profit educational campaign called WAKE UP!, which focused on educating teens and communities about the dangers of prescription drug abuse. Dr. Brown was born in St. Petersburg, FL. Her interests include sailing, golf, polo, design, theater, music, and travel.


625 6th Ave S Ste 475

St Petersburg, FL 33701
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Brown is excited to be able to offer medical cannabis to her patients. She has studied the medical and political history associated with its use and strongly believes in medical cannabis as a safe and potentially effective tool for many of her patients.

Dr. Brown is passionate about learning. The field of medical cannabis and endocannabinoid research is rapidly evolving. Dr. Brown remains at the forefront by attending several scientific seminars every year and reading related clinical journals weekly.

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Dr. Brown's Experience

Dr. Brown's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • AIDS
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Heart Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)


  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Pain Management

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch At Galveston
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Hospital San Antonio
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Residency in Anesthesia at the University of Texas-San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Fellowship In Pain Management At Cleveland Clinic, Ohio
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • ABIPP Special Certification in Coding, Compliance, and Practice Management
    Other Education | Completed 2007
  • ABIPP Special Certification in Opioid Substance Management
    Other Education | Completed 2008
  • American Academy of Anti Aging (A4M) Stem Cell Fellowship Participant
    Other Education | Completed 2016
  • Arthrocare SPINE Lumbar and Cervical Disc Nucleoplasty Certificate of Training
    Other Education | Completed 2004
  • Kyphon Kyphoplasty Certificate of Training
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • Medtronic Interventional Therapies Pain Fellows Workshop
    Other Education | Completed 2001
  • WorldLink
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Brown has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Brown's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Brown to family and friends
based on 43 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Brown's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (13)
Valrico, FL |
Staff is very attentive and thorough.
in Naples, Florida |
Smart, compassionate, caring. Listens to the patient. Her staff mirrors her. You can tell she cares who works with her as the whole patient experience from initial phone call through the moment I walked out was exceptional. Her skill level and bedside manner puts you at ease while the procedure is being performed. The two hour trip to be seen and treated by her was well worth it!
in Sarasota, FL |
Dr. Brown is a very caring Doctor in every sense of the word. I love every visit with her. I'll sum up my experience thus far under her care. Brutally honest, caring, knowledgeable, awesome listener and makes u smile knowing u are in good care. Great sense of humor, especially when I've been feeling so down and out for so very long. Her staff reflects her disposition, pleasant! Thank u so much Dr. Brown, you've been there for me since day one. Your awesome!
in Ocala, FL |
She helped me speed up my recovery after a major surgery. Very caring and attentive. Extremely knowledgable about health and well being.
in Longwood, FL |
Working with Dr Brown has helped me feel so awesome ! I was getting old quick, she turned that around with her expertise in anti- aging medicine. I feel better than I have in 30 years - youthful and full of energy.
in New Smyrna Beach, Floida |
She is very caring and thorough to explain details to you in words you can understand.
in Mount Dora, FL |
Dr. Brown is so knowledgeable and took time to sit with me and discuss not just the specific health issue I was visiting about but all my concerns. Most doctors just don't do that!
in Tampa, FL |
Highly knowledgeable. Cares about the patient. Works to give back to the patient and the community. Dr. Brown truly strives to make a difference unlike any doc I have ever met.
in Clearwater, FL |
Dr. Brown is a Super bright, very informative, and superb Doctor that knows her trade very well. Very Attentive to detail and every aspect of her profession.. She makes her customer feel very at ease when she's going through Pre-Op and and Post -Op conference. Very Impressive Respectfully, Lee Stewart
in Orlando, FL |
It was simply WONDERFUL. Dr. Brown answered all my questions and explained how my treatment was going to work. I didn't feel rushed, it was just great! The staff was pleasant and I would highly recommend Dr. Brown.
in St Petersburg, FL |
Dr. Brown is excellent in every way. She spends as much time as necessary during her visits. Her staff is prompt, courteous and competent.
in Hickory NC |
Very professional while at the same time very nice bedside manner. She is one of the finest and most professional physician I've encountered in many years. I highly recommend Dr. Brown
in st pete beachSt Petersburg, FL |
professional, patient oriented, competent,caring,ethical
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Saint Anthony's Hospital
1200 7th Ave N
Saint Petersburg, FL 33705
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