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Dr. Richard Hood, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 57

  
Dr. Hood

Riverwalk Surgery Center

8350 Riverwalk Park Blvd Ste 4 Fort Myers, FL 33919
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Dr. Richard Hood, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine.


Dr. Hood's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Hood

4.1

Based on 57 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Dr. Hood was recommended to me by a friend and I was very happy with the care I received.
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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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Excellent from start to finish. Dr. Hood was great.
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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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Biography

Dr. Richard Hood, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fort Myers, FL and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Wayne State University School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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Dr. Hood accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
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BlueDental Choice
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Background Check

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. Hood's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hood treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hood treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

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

Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Hood treats Chronic Pain 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)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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 Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Affiliated Hospitals

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Cape Coral Hospital

Cape Coral, FL

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Lee Memorial Hospital

Fort Myers, FL

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)