Dr. Sheldon K.Cho in interventional pain medicine specialist

Sheldon K. Cho, MD

450 East Merritt Island Causeway, Suite 200, Merritt Island, FL 32953

Dr. Sheldon K. Cho is a comprehensive interventional pain management specialist with Florida Pain Relief Group. He has spent more than 10 years practicing medicine on the West Coast. Dr. Cho is a board-certified Anesthesiologist with sub specialty qualifications in interventional pain medicine and substance abuse. Dr. Cho was born in Seoul, Korea and received his Bachelors of Science degree from Seoul National University in 1988. He then continued his collegiate career at Seoul National University’s College of Medicine, graduating in 1992.

After graduation, he interned in Long Island New York for several years at Nassau University Medical Center, Department of Surgery. He remained at Nassau University Medical Center, where he completed his residency with the Department of Anesthesiology in 1998. He then completed a Cancer Pain Medicine fellowship in New York, New York with Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Anesthesiology Department. Dr. Cho continued his medical career as a Clinical Instructor at the University of Rochester Medical center, specializing in anesthesia regional block and pain medicine.

In 2004, he moved to San Francisco, California to take a position as a Clinical Professor at UCSF for the next four years. Dr. Cho later went on to become the Medical Director at Anapa Pain Clinic in Los Angeles, specializing in Interventional Pain Management. While working at Anapa Pain Clinic, he served dual roles as the Medical Director at California Detox Clinic, where he specialized in addiction management. Some of Dr. Cho’s key areas of interest along with Interventional and Cancer Pain Management include various procedures under fluoroscopy including spinal cord stimulator trail and implant, spine kyphoplasty, RFA, facet joint block, and epidural block.

Dr. Cho enjoys many personal interests and hobbies, including boating and fishing with his daughters, traveling, learning about new cultures and trying new foods! What he enjoys most about his career is having the opportunity to change a patient’s quality of life after the proper pain management and interventional procedures. He sees many depressed patients with complex chronic pain issues, and his communication always puts his patients at ease, reassuring them that they are in the best hands. He hopes to treat each one of his patients as he would one of his own family members.

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4.3 /5
12 Reviews

Feb 15, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Can't even get a hold of him. After he messes up all my medication
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Feb 15, 2019:
We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and take patient concerns seriously. We have alerted the regional staff to look into this and get in touch with you as soon as possible.
Feb 7, 2019
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr Cho is by far the best doctor that ive seen. He listens to what you have to say and puts a plan together to get you to the best quality of life possible for your situation. Suzanne his nurse is fantastic and also listens and takes time to make sure she does everything possible for you. Dr Cho or Suzanne always makes you feel comfortable and always goes the extra mile. Thats why i say the best of the best.
Dec 21, 2018
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Have a appointment with him in Jan.7
Dec 14, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. Cho is an excellent Dr. who takes time to answer my questions and offer suggestions. I always feel as though he really does care about what is best for me with a short and long term plan. I also appreciate Dawn who also works in the Merritt Island office. I have tried making my appointments on the phone as well as other issues of concern. She has ALWAYS been able to explain and answer any questions I have had. I basically won't deal with anyone other than her if I have a choice. I don't know what you are paying that young lady but she deserves a raise!
Oct 27, 2018
HealthGrades Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I was really worried going in.My previous doc had to stop her practice for health reasons.They referred me to Dr. Cho,and I knew nothing about him,but what they told me,that he would be good.I was skeptical. I'm 66 and change is not easy for me.Well,if your worried about it like I was... Here's how my 1st visit went: It was easy to get to,as it's in the old remodeled Circuit City building on 520, Merritt.Is.,Fl. Dawn at the sign in desk,was friendly and understanding of my situation. The inta
Sep 3, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I really like the new facility, clean and spacious. The whole staff is a wonderful group of individuals. Doctor Cho is a doctor that is very thorough. He does not rush and he takes pride in his work. I did not mind waiting past my appointment time because i knew he was going to give the same attention to my issue as he had to the patient before me. The only negative i can say is they keep it freezing in the back but i understand why. Upon request, the nurses gave me a blanket as I waited for my procedure to begin. Thank you Dr Cho and the nursing staff at the Merritt Island Pain Clinic. Supermom
Apr 18, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
This doctor i do not recommend if your pain is severe. The staff and his nurse are all nice. But Choa is more concerned about The FDA than he is about his patients pain. I'm a cancer survivor and have a disc disease herniated disc. Spinal Stenosis. And peripheral neouropathy ..My first visit to doctor Choa set me back 10 years. First thing he did was cut all medicine drastically. Oxycodone was cut. methadone cut. he left me with one 10mg. Methadone. I was taking 3xday this was my long acting dose. And the break thru. He reduced down to what I was taking years ago. Fortunately I'm not a cash paying patient.. But I would not refer anyone to this doctor. His main concern is FDA rules and what they want. No more than 50mg. Morphine a day per FDA. Cash paying patients don't waste your money. And if your in pain you will be in worse pain when you leave there...
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Apr 24, 2018:
Pain management physicians walk an increasingly finer line to treat chronic pain patients who have come to rely on narcotic pain relievers. We understand, more than anyone, how difficult it is for these patients to get out of bed and get through the day without medication. These legitimately prescribed patients are highly misunderstood in the headlines surrounding the opioid crisis. But the crisis is real, and we are bound by law and federal recommendations to try to decrease the dosage whenever possible. The good news is that it can be done. Our many interventional methods do work if given the chance, and we are willing to work with you to ease your pain, Jackie. You are a valued patient.
Apr 4, 2018
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I was referred to Dr. Cho in Brevard County, where he was with a different group. I have Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, and all of the pain and Dr. visits that those diseases entail. He was smart, quick, comforting and had a very kind bedside manor. It was the first time in years that i felt understood. We came up with a game plan for my treatment, and he prescribed the correct medicine for me. Then, he left Brevard, and I was left with a practice that had me see a different PA every month; they even told me they'd cut off my medicine if i didn't agree with the variety of shots and med changes that they were prescribing. They acted suspicious. sometimes downright rude, and my blood pressure would skyrocket every time i went to their office. They even lied about the whereabouts of Dr. Cho. Happily, with help and support, we found him in Winter Haven. My wonderful Neurologist referred me back to him, and even though it is a TWO hour drive, I am blessed to have have my Dr. back. He's not a Dr. Feelgood, he cut my meds in half last month, but i don't care, because i feel like I'm in good hands. I do get the feeling that he's working with me to actually help me get good results and improve my quality of life. I just wish he'd move out of the boondocks! No offense intended!
Mar 31, 2018
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
AMAZING doctor! Feel like I’m living again. Works with me and when I’m there I feel like he cares. Robert B.
Feb 10, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Great doctor. Makes sure you get only exactly what you need. Hands down pretty good! Hayseyo
May 17, 2017
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I have been seeing Amanda for several months now. She takes her time with me and explains everything easily for me to understand. She is just the nicest person. We love her!!
May 11, 2017
Vitals Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
My husband is very satisfied with Amanda , she is very carring , takes her time with . Very concerned , always on top of her patients , Never a long wait . Just love her.

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