Carissa Stone, M.D. is an Interventional Pain Management physician with a subspecialty training in Anti-aging medicine and a functional approach to care with Florida Pain Relief Group, with over 20 years of experience in the industry. She works out of the Carrollwood office location.
Dr. Stone views each patient’s situation as a unique puzzle that deserves solving as she looks to identify the source of pain and then optimize it so patients can enjoy more life. She believes the team of providers at Florida Pain Relief Group offer patients endless options to care.
As a young student, Dr. Stone had a love for science and the arts, she relates that same love to her career today in her approach to solving the causation of painful conditions. Practicing pain management for over two decades, her undergraduate training was completed at the University of Missouri Kansas City, and she got her start in the field of pain management during her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of South Florida. She chose the speciality of anesthesia, because she liked the technical aspect of interventional procedures. After residency in anesthesia, she completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation at the James Haley VA in Tampa, Florida.
Dr. Stone cares about the totality of her patients’ health. She has a holistic approach that looks to treat the whole person. This includes integrating interventional procedures with the wellness and nutritional aspects of treatment, including testing for urine Biomarkers to help identify causes of inflammation, DNA testing for optimal medication use and safety, and implementing dietary changes that help with the inflammation linked to pain.
In her personal life, she places importance on giving back to the community, and supports Cornerstone Ministries a local ministry for children. In the spring, she and her family participate in the Wonder-walk fundraiser; during the fall, she helped support the Top Golf Fund Raiser, when Florida Pain Management Group participated as one of the hosts of a golf tournament for the ministry. (The event’s purpose was to benefit underprivileged kids).
In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, researching family ancestry, creating photograph books and participating in art activities.