Dr. Carissa Stone, MD - Florida pain management physician
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Carissa Stone, MD

3450 E. Fletcher Ave Tampa, FL 33613

Carissa Stone, M.D. is an Interventional Pain Management physician with a subspecialty training in Anti-aging medicine and a functional approach to patient care. She has more than 20 years of experience and works out of our Fletcher Avenue location.

Dr. Stone views each patient’s situation as a unique puzzle that deserves solving as she seeks to identify the source of pain and then optimize it so patients can better enjoy life.

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 cause of painful conditions.

She earned her medical degree 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 specialty of anesthesia because she liked the technical aspect of interventional procedures. Following her residency, she completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital – Tampa.

Dr. Stone cares about the totality of her patients’ health. She has a holistic approach that focuses on treating 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. She supports Cornerstone Ministries for children and participates in numerous activities and fundraisers for charitable causes.

In her free time, she likes spending time with her family, researching family ancestry, creating photograph books and participating in art activities.

Ratings and Comments

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4.9 /5
18 Reviews

Feb 23, 2018
ZocDoc Physician Partners of America
Was great.
Feb 23, 2018
ZocDoc Physician Partners of America
Dr. Stone, Alina, Ashley, Amanda & the rest of the office staff in the back are all very professional, understanding & compassionate. The nursing staff are very helpful. Great bedside manner, Very thorough & Dr. Stone is by far the best doctor I have ever been to.
Feb 23, 2018
ZocDoc Physician Partners of America
Great visit.
Feb 23, 2018
ZocDoc Physician Partners of America
Staff is very personal and pleasant. Patient care is effective, and they really care. Both are necessary for me to become a satisfied patient and they provide it.
Feb 23, 2018
ZocDoc Physician Partners of America
Dr. Stone and her staff are excellent. She is very knowledgeable and takes the time to help me understand my issues and treatment options. She is also compassionate and kind. Everyone in the office treats me well. Definitely Recommend.
May 18, 2017
Vitals Physician Partners of America
I didn't know there were still doctors like Dr. Stone. Every visit, she takes as much time as necessary to meet my needs and concerns. She even saw me within 24 hours when I called when I was sick, not even sure if it was related to my implanted pump or chronic pain. And the icing on the cake--her staff is as good as she is!
Apr 17, 2017
Google Physician Partners of America
Love her! Very no nonsense and very knowledgeable. Went into great depth as to what my options were. Made sure I understood everything. Can't say enough positive things!
Mar 21, 2017
Google Physician Partners of America
I arrived 30 minutes later than my scheduled 30 minutes prior to my appt for a new patient due to construction and traffic. I was really concerned that I wasn't going to be seen and have to reschedule. The girl at the front desk went back right away to check and yes Dr. Stone was fine with it. After receiving the new patient forms, I can definitely see why they request the extra 30 minutes. It actually took me 45 minutes to complete and I'm a fast writer! The forms are very thorough and I was impressed! I was really impressed that I was brought back within 15 minutes of completing the forms and when Dr. Stone came in she was actually apologizing to me for the wait - which was nothing and if it had been - it would have been by my own doing! The greatest thing was after some small talk she actually had my forms and was using them as we were discussing my chronic pain issues! I can't tell you how many times I have seen a new dr and wondered based on conversation if they have even looked at the forms I spent time completing but actually using them during the appt. never happens! Dr. Stone was amazing. I have searched for a dr for years (in Chicago) to tell me I have other options besides another surgery putting a pain pump in me! We discussed all my medications and procedures I had done. She also did a physical exam and noticed that I was moving in a way that she felt my fusion may not have healed properly and suggested I get a type of X-ray that I have never heard of but made sense since I had a regular x-ray that had already shown a problem in that area. Dr. Stone also discussed the option of getting the DNA screen and thoroughly explained to me the reason they use this and the benefits of having this completed. Due to the type of medication I have taken and will continue to take, I felt it was something that would be beneficial to my health. We also discussed the filing of my insurance and should my insurance decline coverage what the financial implications would be. Finally, when I left the patient room the staff was immediately available to finalize all the necessary information needed regarding my new scripts and the procedures I needed and where I needed to go for these. They also made my next appt at the same time. When I left this office, I was thrilled to finally have found a dr. that actually had a new idea and plan of how I can get off the fentanyl patches that I have been on for the last five years! Every time I asked my pain dr what I could do different the answer I got was to have a pain pump or the PA who new I had started wintering in Florida (because I felt less pain than I do in Chicago) told me I should just move to Florida! NICE!! This was really her medical solution! Dr. Stone is a very warm, friendly and thorough Dr. and I am more than thrilled that I have found her! I'm looking forward to my next appt. in a few weeks!
Jun 29, 2016
UCompare Physician Partners of America
I've been was suffering constant severe chronic pain since a 1988 car accident. I've been to more so-called pain management doctors than I can count, none were willing or able to help. I felt hopeless, depressed and close to being suicidal. Then my nurse case manager brought me to Dr. Carrisa Stone. She gave me my life back.She genuinely cares about her patients, takes time to listens to us, extremely knowledgeable and well versed on newest treatment options. Dr. Stone works hard to help find the best treatment method(s) to help control each of her patients pain. She's so passionate about helping her patients, she'll go to bat for them, even when insurance companies try to fight her on these treatments that's best for us. Now that she has a nurse practitioner on staff, if you don't need to see Dr. Stone and just need meds refilled,wait time is a lot less. I could go on and on about Dr. Stone on how grateful I am to her for all she has done for me. If you suffer chronic pain, I have three words for you, Doctor Carissa Stone!!
Jun 29, 2016
Vitals Physician Partners of America
I've been was suffering constant severe chronic pain since a 1988 car accident. I've been to more so-called pain management doctors than I can count, none were willing or able to help. I felt hopeless, depressed and close to being suicidal. Then my nurse case manager brought me to Dr. Carrisa Stone. She gave me my life back. She genuinely cares about her patients, takes time to listens to us, extremely knowledgeable and well versed on newest treatment options. Dr. Stone works hard to help find the best treatment method(s) to help control each of her patients pain. She's so passionate about helping her patients, she'll go to bat for them, even when insurance companies try to fight her on these treatments that's best for us. Now that she has a nurse practitioner on staff, if you don't need to see Dr. Stone and just need meds refilled,wait time is a lot less. I could go on and on about Dr. Stone on how grateful I am to her for all she has done for me. If you suffer chronic pain, I have three words for you, Doctor Carissa Stone!!
Oct 28, 2015
UCompare Physician Partners of America
Dr. Stone is very patience w/her clients. She takes great pride w/the treatment & listens to what U have to say & doesn't rush U. I have been seeing her about 10 + years & have followed her to several different locations. Once U find a good doctor it's best to stay w/the one U have faith in because they are hard to come by.
Jul 9, 2014
UCompare Physician Partners of America
I became addicted to traditional pain medications because of my physical problems. Dr. Stone helped me through the detox program and I am now on a regular pain management regimen that is well managed and controlled.
Dec 26, 2013
Vitals Physician Partners of America
Is sad to finally find a great physician but the staff is so difficult that it's just not worth it. Too bad, she is a great healer! Her staff is exceptionally rude, especaially Hiedi! She works the front desk and never bothers to say hello to anyone who walks in. I asked for medical records ahd she told me No! That is not even legal! I never got to Dr. Stone to let her know why I stopped being her patient.
Feb 8, 2013
UCompare Physician Partners of America
EXCELLENT!
Sep 22, 2012
Vitals Physician Partners of America
Dr. Stone is a great doctor!
Apr 26, 2012
Vitals Physician Partners of America
I had been with a pain managementdoctor for 5 years. I felt there was more that could be done, so another of my doctors recommended Dr. Stone. She was all that and more. She is very up to date with the latest and the greatest. She never seems rushed; she allows me to go through my list of questions with a genuine interest. Additionally, she has diagnosed other issues that my PCP doc missed. It is clear that she went into medicine due to her passion and not for the big bucks. Also, her attitude is down to earth and that makes it so easy for me to talk to her about anyrthing. Do yourself a favor and give her a try!
Nov 14, 2011
Vitals Physician Partners of America
Dr. Stone takes excellent care of my 92 year old mother. My mother has a pump for back pain. Dr. Stone asks questions and had made some excellent suggestions and changes in my mother's care. My mother's quality of life is very good, thanks to Dr. Stone.
May 21, 2010
Vitals Physician Partners of America
First of all, I have been a patient of Dr Stone's for a while now and up until the last few months was happy with her except for the fact I (and every other patient I ever spoke with) was always left waiting HOURS to see her. The average wait time ( with an appointment, of course) to finally get to see her is about 1- 1 1/2 hours. One time I waited 2-1/2 hours in the waiting room and another 1-1/2 in the office for her. Very frustrating. Although I always overlooked the wait time, because she did take as much time with me as I needed. However, over the last year or so I have noticed she and her office staff making a bunch of mistakes and not listening to my concerns. She has become very dismissive when I have brought up concerns about meds I was not happy about taking. Now I am very apprehensive about any information she gives me as I have found her to be wrong about much of the information she has given me lately and fear she is not looking out for her patients best interest but more so her own bottomline (money). It is a shame that patients can't trust their doctors any longer.

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