Dr. Lori Poelstra, MD

Dr. Lori Poelstra, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 40
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Dr. Lori Poelstra, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Destin, FL and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from Medical College of Pennsylvania in 2002 and specializes in pain medicine and interventional spine medicine.

155 Crystal Beach Dr Ste 200

Destin, FL 32541

Contact Information

(850) 460-2350

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Poelstra performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Peripheral Nerve Block
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Poelstra's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Poelstra "The Spine Institute on the Emerald Coast is a world class team that delivers excellence in comprehensive care for virtually all spinal disorders."

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

36  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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20  Procedures

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.

Education

  • Muhlenberg College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Medical College of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • St Lukes Hospital - Bethlehem
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Poelstra has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Poelstra's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Poelstra to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (3)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Poelstra's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I have had chronic back pain and nerve damage for over 12 years, so I have seen my share of pain management doctors. Dr Poelstra is the best pain management doc that I have ever encountered. I've had more than a dozen spinal injections over the years and none of them had any effect until I became...more
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