Dr. Sanford Silverman, MD

Dr. Sanford Silverman, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Sanford M. Silverman, MD, is in private practice as the medical director and CEO of Comprehensive Pain Medicine in Pompano Beach, FL. He is board certified in anesthesiology with added qualifications in pain management from the American Board of Anesthesiology and a Diplomate in Pain Medicine from the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr Silverman is also a Diplomate in Addiction Medicine from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. His practice consists of interventional and medical treatment of chronic pain and opioid addiction, and his current interest includes treating complex chronic pain with hyperalgesia. After receiving his bachelor and master degrees from Tufts University in Medford, MA, Dr Silverman earned his medical degree from New York Medical College. He then entered active duty military service with the US Army and completed a transitional internship at Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Dr Silverman then completed a residency in anesthesiology at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Following the completion of his training, he served as a major in the US Army and chief of the Anesthesia and Operative Service at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX, where he was also the director of the pain clinic and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in El Paso, TX. He is the immediate past-president of the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (FSIPP) and the Broward County Medical Association. The author of articles and letters in publications such as Anesthesiology, the Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, the Canadian Journal of Anesthesiology and Pain Physician, Dr Silverman has also lectured nationally on topics including interventional pain management, controlled substance management and addiction issues, prescription drug abuse, and in the area of forensic medicine. Dr Silverman is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Addiction Medicine, Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, and Florida Medical Association. He is Affiliate Assistant Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton FL.also a clinical assistant professor in the department of surgery at NOVA SouthEastern University School of Osteopathic Medicine, Voluntary Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr Silverman currently serves on the board of directors of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. He is also on the board of directors and trustees of the Broward County Medical Association and also serves on the United Way's Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse, Board of Governors. He also served on the Broward County Commission's Pain Clinic Task Force established to determine feasibility of moratoria on pain clinics in the county as well as the creation of a countywide ordinance to regulate such clinics. He has also been active through FSIPP in preserving access for patients to receive medications through pharmacies in the face of severe restrictions imposed on patients suffering acute and chronic pain.

100 E Sample Rd Ste 200

Pompano Beach, FL 33064

Contact Information

(954) 545-0106

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medica
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Dr. Silverman's Experience

Dr. Silverman'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 Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Silverman "As a pain and addiction specialist, I see people who suffer every day. My goal is to alleviate that suffering, the best I can. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, we can manage even complex chronic pain problems, where many other physicians have simply given up."


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  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia


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  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Independent Forensic Evaluation
  • Independent Medical Examination
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Opiate Detoxification Using Buprenorphine
  • Outpatient Opioid Detoxification
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Rhizotomy
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • New York Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Letterman Army Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Brooke Army Medial Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Certificate Of Added Qualifications In Pain Management
    Other Education | Completed 1994
  • Diplomate American Board Of Addiction Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2006
  • Diplomate American Board Of Anesthesiology
    Other Education | Completed 1991
  • Diplomate American Board Of Pain Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Silverman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Silverman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Silverman to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Silverman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
This doctor is rude and demeaning to the patients - and he bullies the staff and his staff bullies the patients. The wait time was outrageous and reflects the disregard for the patients. The office waiting room is disgusting and dirty.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
It was a horrible experience being Dr. Silverman's patient he is rude his staff is rude the wait time is completely outrageous and reflect the office attitude of disrespect for the patents and the waiting room is disgusting old unsanitary.
Ft Lauderdale, FL |
Asked him to LOWER the dosage on a script he had already written. All he had to do was call the pharmacy LOWER the dosage - so that I could pay $350 instead of $700+ and he WOULD NOT do so without seeing me AGAIN - for another $225 for the visit. He already saw me and gave me the paper script! He totally and completely does not care at all about his clients - stay away from this guy!
in Pompano Beach, FL |
Saw the dr. in Dec 2016 - had to wait 3 hours in the office, despite being there just before my appointment. Very rude and unprofessional Dr. He did drug test and sent it to laboratory not part of my insurance. Now I owe close to $3,000.00. Don't go to him. It's a waste of time
in West Palm Beach, FL |
At first , I thought dr. Silverman was going to be great and really cared. That all changed once he met with the workers comp people. It was very clear that he cared more about keeping insurance costs down rather that helping me get better. I had an appointment the beginning of this month and told them I couldn't make it my mom was in critical condition in hospital. They we're annoyed, dr was leaving on vacation. My mom died,called office was hung up on,called back and was told I was discharged!
in west palm beach, fl |
I called and explained I could not make my appointment because my mother was having emergency surgery and could die He was leaving on vacation and said that I must come in the next day. I called back explained there were complications and I could not leave my mothers side. he was annoyed but I thought he understood. I sat at my mothers side for 13 days but she passed away I call the office to see if he was back from vacation Fran hung up on me ,called back she said you've been discharged
in Florida |
Despite letting him know epidural steroid block was tried twice, he said we should do anyway because Medicare wouldnt pay for more advance procedures unless we did. Insulted my wife basically calling her a liar when she said she called his staff to let them know I couldnt make appt saying he wasnt informed.The previous appt I took prescribed Cyclobenzapr for planned epidural and when I showed, they said dr wasnt there and I had no appointment.dr Silverman has an attitude and is all about money
in Coral Springs, FL |
The office staff is horrible from Monica in the (wanna be) insurance verification department to Fran who is the RUDEST and most unprofessional front desk clerk I have ever encountered! The doctor himself seemed to be great, too bad he has no idea that his staff is really BAD and that is probably why I was the only person waiting to see him!
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  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
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    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
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  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink HMO
    Carelink PPO
    CoventryOne HMO
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida
    Employer Group Open Access HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Gold Choice
    Humana HMOx
  • Medica
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • Worker's Compensation
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Hospitals where Dr. Silverman has admitting privileges

Boca Raton Regional Hospital
800 Meadows Rd
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Broward Health North
201 E Sample Rd
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
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