Dr. Richard Hood, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 58

Dr. Hood
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8350 Riverwalk Park Blvd Ste 1 Fort Myers, FL 33919

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Dr. Richard Hood, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine medical school in 1988. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cape Coral Hospital and Lee Memorial Hospital. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Hood to book an appointment.

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My husband was a patient of Dr. Hood's. He had terminal cancer. And obviously needed pain meds. But my husband was conned by an elder abuser who befriended him who actually was a patient of Dr. Hood's. I asked Dr. Hood to call me and explain if the pain meds could alter my husband's mind for him to believe in this con man. Dr. Hood never called me back. I thought a courtesy phone call to a widow would have been an empathetic thing to do BUT he never called me back. And he never wanted to know anymore about the con man he is giving huge amounts of pain meds to. I know this because the con man being close to my husband complained that Walgreens questioned the dosage of pain meds he was prescribed and didn't want to give him them. ,
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Nancy Hirsch – Feb 07, 2021
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Amazing.. Gentle, painfree experience.. my synovial cyst was pushing on my sciatic nerve to the point I was fighting being in a wheelchair.. today I am pain free and back to my normal exercise routine.. Thank you Dr. Hood
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Jul 24, 2020
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I cant say enough good things about Dr. Hood. I have been a patient for many years and he has always taken the time to listen and treat my pain. The staff is fantastic and helpful. I always have a pleasant experience.
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May 21, 2020
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Dr. Hood was very professional and the epidural he provided completely relieved the pain I was experiencing. It's been over 2 years since he performed the epidural and still no signs of pain.
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Nov 19, 2019
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I not really not have received severe pain relief from dr hood but he takes the Time to explain and relieves any tension you had. I would Highly recommend Dr Hood. Sincerely Sonya Zurawski
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Sonya Zurawski in Fort myers, FL – Oct 24, 2019
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I visited Dr Hood and his PA for 14 months. 7 epidurals, 2 nerve blocks and dozens of office visits. Overall the majority of his staff is rude. On my last visit I had to be wheeled in in a wheelchair. I was crying and in more pain than I had ever been in. Dr Hood came in for 1 minute, threw his hands up and said ‘There’s nothing I can do for you’. I could not sit, stand or walk without crying in pain. I asked him to please help me, I can’t take this pain. I wanted to die it was so bad. He walked out of the room. They handed us another rx of pain pills. I was screaming and crying and they brought us to the door. In the lobby I called 911. I will never go back or recommend him. A month later I was taken into surgery where they removed a synovial cyst that had been growing on my S1 nerve for 14 months. I am pain free no thanks to Dr Hood.
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  • 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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Roz Sangiacomo – Sep 09, 2019
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Dr. Hood and his staff are great. I was determined to find someone to help with my back pain. The entire process from appointment, office visit for exam, and the procedure for my back pain was easy and well organized. Best of all, my back pain is gone!! I highly recommend this office, staff, and Dr. Hood.
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Kelly in Estero, FL – Aug 09, 2019
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Saw him for treatment of Synovial cyst .... all was well and my pain was relieved with the removal of fluid by syringe.
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Apr 03, 2019
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Extremely compassionate and dedicated doctor, PA, and staff. They are committed to quality care and patient comfort. They take time to listen and work with me as a team. Best pain management practice in the area.. he was my third after the first two scratched their heads and gave up. Dr. Hood is a rare breed these days!! I’m so glad I found him! Side note: I see 10 1-star reviews on here but could only find ONE of them. Seems kind of fishy??
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Mar 25, 2019
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Dr. Hood was recommended to me by a friend and I was very happy with the care I received.
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Robert – Feb 27, 2019
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One of the best doctors I have been to. His bedside manner is refreshing and he made me feel comfortable and at ease with my questions and procedures.
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Lauren in Fort Myers, FL – Feb 27, 2019
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Excellent from start to finish. Dr. Hood was great.
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Fort Myers, FL – Feb 27, 2019
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The staff in the office are the most miserable and rude people that I have ever encountered in the medical field. This is very disheartening being a medical provider for 13 years.
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Feb 13, 2019
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I have been seeing Dr. Hood for several years. He is caring, thoughtful and thorough.
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Larry in Naples, FL – Feb 08, 2019
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Great doc! Takes his time and makes you feel comfortable asking questions.
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Lisa in Naples, FL – Feb 07, 2019
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Excellent doctor.
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FL – Jan 25, 2019
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Dr Hood is one of the best Dr's I've seen. He doesn't seem to rush you and he definitely listens. He gets an A ++
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Michael in Estero , FL – Jan 03, 2019
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Very friendly guy and it is clear Dr. Hood cares about his patients and staff.
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Dec 20, 2018
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Very caring, thoughtful and funny. He will give you real and helpful solutions to your needs.
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FL – Dec 20, 2018
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Been seeing Dr Hood for a few years. He has taken my migrane headaches and other muscle head pain down to awesomely managable. Recommend Dr. Hood and his staff!!!
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Biography

Dr. Richard Hood, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Wayne...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

Providence Hospital Med Ctrs
Residency Hospital
1988
Wayne State University School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Richard Hood, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Richard Hood, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hood frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hood treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Hood, MD's office located?

Dr. Hood's office is located at 8350 Riverwalk Park Blvd Ste 1, Fort Myers, FL 33919. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Richard Hood, MD speak?

Dr. Hood speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

Background Check

1 malpractice claim Found
  • Settlement (11/25/2019)View details
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. Hood's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hood treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Hood's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • 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 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. Hood 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
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Locations

Institute For Orthopaedic Sgy

Institute For Orthopaedic Sgy8350 Riverwalk Park Blvd Ste 1 Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Institute For Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine

Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicin10201 Arcos Ave Ste 206 Estero, FL 33928
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

24 Awards Received

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

28 Awards Received