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Merritt Island – Pain Relief Group

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Compassionate Merritt Island, Florida Physicians Committed to Making Chronic Pain a Thing Of the Past

The Physician Partners of America Pain Relief Group located in Merritt Island, Florida understands just how challenging life can be for patients dealing with chronic pain. For many patients, chronic pain has multiple causes, and each cause requires a specific treatment.

Treatment may involve a mixture of psychological help and physical therapy. Our goal has been and will always be to establish a good relationship between ourselves and our patients. A strong relationship is the basis for free and open communication, which is a key aspect of long-term pain management.

Our Pain Management Doctor

AnthonyGuarino, MD

450 East Merritt Island Causeway, Suite 200, Merritt Island FL 32952
distance-locations-pin977.77 miles
Pain Management

We Care About You

We understand that treating chronic pain is not a one-size-fits-all thing. The treatment must be tailored to each patient. Effective pain management has two aspects to it. First, there is the addressing, or interrupting of, the processes that are causing pain. Second, there is the modulation of the pain response.

A pain management treatment program that has realistic goals can produce long-term positive effects. Our goal is to help our clients restore normal body function, minimize their disability, improve their quality of life, wean them away from the use of medication, and prevent a relapse into chronic symptoms.

By perfectly balancing psychological interventions with physical therapy as well as occupational therapy, we are able to create a program that has a higher level of effectiveness than other programs. We understand that our clients do not deal with their pain in a vacuum, nor will their recovery take place in a vacuum. For this reason, we include our patient’s family members in different aspects of the recovery process.

In most cases, our Merritt Island, Florida patients do not require hospitalization but are able to receive treatment on an outpatient basis.

Living a normal life after dealing with chronic pain is possible. We have seen countless success stories that have proven the truthfulness of this. Our pain relief group is dedicated to working hand-in-hand with you to make this goal a reality.

Ratings and Comments

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4.3/5
4.3 /5
30 Reviews

Google
2.0/5
Nov 20, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I'm not too keen on some of their procedure's like always having to have a drug test done every month (very costly) and the paperwork is extremely invasive and really none of their business. The wait time is always an hour or more. The staff is friendly and helpful. Dr Fernandez is very nice and he's the reason I go there. The billing Dept is awful and they will over-bill you so be very careful to check your eob's. They have billed my insurance over $45000 for two shots of tramadol. I don't think big business belongs in healthcare, and PPOA is a perfect example of why!
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Oct 19, 2019:
We take your concerns very seriously and always take steps to correct them. Therefore, senior management has been notified of your review. Please always feel free to share with us any questions and concerns you may have by submitting an email to customerservice@physicianpartnersoa.com. Thank you for communicating to us your gratitude for our staff.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 18, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Everyone at the Merritt Island office are very helpful and friendly. Dr Fernandez is absolutely wonderful and he always takes all of my needs seriously. I highly recommend this practice!
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Oct 18, 2019:
We are grateful for your pleasant comments and for recommending us to others! The doctors, advanced practice providers and staff thank you so much and appreciate your feedback. You can also follow us on Facebook at @physicianpartners. We wish you the best of health!
Google
1.0/5
Aug 21, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Several times we asked about the cost of the neuro stimulator procedure that was recommended, and never got an answer, until after they made us wait weeks for approval from the insurance to hit us with a bombshell $1,800+ co-pay just for the trial. Could have let us know the full cost and I could have figured it out, but they strung us along, leaving my mother in pain with false hope. We could have started a different path by now. Make it right? Wasted my time, burned my trust, and you expect me to ever consider doing business again? Never.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Aug 21, 2019:
We regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. Senior management has been notified of this for careful review.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 8, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
They are very nice and the Dr are so awesome
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Jun 10, 2019:
We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Our staff is so pleased to see your great review.
Google
5.0/5
Jun 5, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I have had an excellent experience at this clinic. I see Doctor Fernandez and I think he's great.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Jun 5, 2019:
We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Our staff will be so pleased to see your great review. Have a wonderful day!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 5, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Lot of changes in doctors I hope they get it worked out soon every time you change doctors changes medicines everything seems to change but like Starting Over Again I think working pretty good with the last doctor then we got a new one and three weeks later we got another Dr they messed up my medication Ren short two months in a row kept cutting me back from what my first doctor had me working and I really feel that it just weren't right to let me hurt like that hopefully the new doctor is going to get it straightened out and get me back to a comfortable manageable pain level we shall see thank you
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Jun 6, 2019:
We sincerely regret to hear that you had a negative experience with us, but would appreciate the chance to turn that experience around. We have notified the practice and the regional managers about your concern and it will be addressed promptly. We value your feedback and appreciate your letting us know what happened.
Google
1.0/5
Apr 4, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Waited nearly 6 weeks for an Appointment & The Pain Management Physician was Frank and upfront when he said that he probably would NOT perscribe anything 4 the Pain due 2 Frequent Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis, Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, Titanium Plate keeping my Spinal Cord in the Spinal Column after a VIOLENT GRAND MAL SEIZURE displaced the Cord right out of the Column at C3-C4. Not to mention I was recently rerleased from the Hospital after having 6 Grand Mal Seizures in less than 8 hours.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Apr 5, 2019:
We take patient concerns very seriously and will look into yours promptly. Thank you for letting us know.
Google
2.0/5
Mar 12, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Office staff has very poor communication with the patient. The Phone system used in contacting the office is terrible. The office staff had not prepared the Dr. as to the nature of our visit. Although the Dr (Fernandez-Silva) did a very good job after we spent some time alerting him to the nature of our visit, the Staff had not prepared him for our visit. We had numerous conversation and visits with the Office Staff and Office manager to prepare for our visit, including all pertinent records sent to the office and it is regrettable that this facility has been staffed with such an inept and insensitive office staff. I suggest some professional training or other remediation.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Mar 13, 2019:
Mr. Olsen,
We are sorry we fell short of your expectations. We would appreciate the chance to turn your experience around. We are escalating your concern to our Merritt Island office senior management immediately for review.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 7, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. McCorquoDale, took his time and explained everything to me. He answered all of my questions with patients. He was very meticulous with my care!
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Apr 22, 2019:
We are grateful for your kind words. We value your feedback and are honored to help you in your journey out of pain. We'd also appreciate your sharing your good experience with your family and friends. Thank You!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 29, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Excellent service with a personable touch. Very warm and caring attitude.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Apr 24, 2019:
The doctors, advanced practice providers and staff thank you so much and appreciate your feedback.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 9, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Excellent care, compassionate , patient, and excellent physicians! I'm so happy they've been able to decrease my pain and I've also been able to decrease my pain medication to over half, and still decreasing! Thank you Dr Fernandez and Dr Cho!
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Apr 25, 2019:
We are honored by your kind words and so pleased to hear about your progress. We value your feedback and are with you every step of the way in your journey out of pain.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 8, 2019
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
The place and people go out of their way to help me! They really do care about you and your well being which is rare! They took me in for an emergency and made it my monthly appointment! And afterwards did everything they could do to help me! Thank you Dr Cho is a great doctor!
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on May 6, 2019:
We are very happy to have provided you with such a positive experience! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. Our staff is so pleased to see your great review.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 11, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Very nice staff and doctor. 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ 100% Recommended
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on May 14, 2019:
We are grateful for your pleasant comments and willingness to recommend us to others. The doctors, advanced practice providers and staff thank you so much and appreciate your feedback. We wish you the best of health!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 5, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Dr. Cho was so knowledgeable, I am a doctor myself and so I could tell that he really knows pain management inside and out. He was extremely caring and very friendly which put me immediately at ease, it is hard to change pain clinics after 10 years, but I could tell right away Dr. Cho was levels above the pain clinic I had been at. I only saw him a few days ago and the changes he made to my medications have already gotten me out of bed more and in less pain. I was afraid I was doomed to that pain, I was wrong, Dr. Cho was my answer.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on May 14, 2019:
We are honored by your kind words and so pleased to hear of your great progress. We value your feedback and are with you every step of the way in your journey towards reducing pain.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 9, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I had a great experience with Dr. Cho and his staff. They were courteous and respectful. Dr. Cho went over my MRI findings and stopped speaking several times to ask me if I had any questions. He thoroughly explained my MRI findings and helped me understand my condition and treatment options available. I would highly recommend this practice.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Jul 28, 2019:
We are grateful for your pleasant comments and willingness to recommend us to others. The doctors, advanced practice providers and staff thank you so much and appreciate your feedback. We wish you the best of health!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 7, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I have been seeing dr fernandez for a few months now and he is careing and listens and can tell he likes helping his patients. He has been out for my last 2 visits but I have see Dr. Cho who is also very good and listens to what I have to say also. Its hard to find help and doctors who are non judgemental theses days and the doctors at this office care and want to help you and try different things to help. I have not had luck with injections for headachs from herniated discs that I have had for over a year and are dibiliateing but they keep trieing to find relief for and not given up and for this I am so glad I found them. They are awesome and care and it show. THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING AND NOT GIVEN UP ON ME. I WOULD RECOMMEND THEM AND HAVE TO FRIENDS AND EVERYONE WHO IS HURTING AND NEEDS CAREING DOCTORS.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Aug 12, 2019:
We are grateful for your pleasant comments and willingness to recommend us to others. The doctors, advanced practice providers and staff thank you so much and appreciate your feedback. We wish you the best of health. You can also follow us on Facebook at @physicianpartners!
Google
1.0/5
May 24, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
I wanna know what doctor would prescribe Methadone to a patient while she is still taking opiates for her pain? Expect to hear from our lawyer
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Jun 1, 2018:
Thank you for taking the time to write us, Christine. We want to look into your case but, unfortunately, we can't find that name anywhere in the system. Would you be kind enough to email customerservice@physicianpartnersoa.com, please? Thank you.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 26, 2018
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Great staff. Cool doc. Great overall experience. I'm continuing to go.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Sep 8, 2019:
We are privileged that you have provided your kind review. Our team's goal is to deliver an excellent experience at every visit. We'd so appreciate your taking the time, when possible, to tell your family and friends about us. You can also follow us on Facebook at @physicianpartners!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 27, 2017
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
Physician Partners of America go the extra mile to help eleviate your pain. They don't just prescribe medicine they try to fix what it is that is causing pain. They are very through and they know what they are doing. I highly recommend these physicians.
Physician Partners of America (PPOA) replied on Nov 20, 2017:
Hi, Hjui! We appreciate the great review and will work hard to exceed your expectations at every visit. We are honored to lead you on your journey toward a pain-free life. Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience and for placing your trust in Physician Partners of America

Google
1.0/5
Dec 26, 2017
Google Physician Partners of America (PPOA)
In August 2017 I went to Dr Fernandez because of chronic back pain. Several years before, I had been successful treated elsewhere through High Frequency Ablation. I was dealing with a PA named Beth. I asked them to obtain the records of my previous treatment so that the successful treatment could be duplicated. I was assured that the records would be received in 30 days as was required. As of November, after repeated requests by me, they never received my records. I subsequently received two facet injections and high frequency ablation. I had also received the normal billing. I questioned one item "psychological test $160." I told them that I did not remember taking a psychological test. I was told the test was a 4x6 card that I filled out. On my followup visit I was told that Beth had taken the month off and now I dealt with Susan. We discussed the fact that no improvement had been experienced. She suggested that I come back in a couple of weeks to give it more time. On 11/30/17, I presented myself at the office at 8 am for my 8 am appointment. The receptionist, who looks more like a nightclub bouncer rather than a medical professional told me to take a seat and they will be with me in a moment. After ten minutes he came and asked me to fill out another psychological test form. I quoted the excessive price of the last test and refused to fill out the form. About 10 minutes later I was ushered into the inner office and a sweet young lady told me that Susan was away for a month and that there was no one to handle the follow appointment at that time. They seem to have a problem keeping staff. I am outraged. They failed to call me to cancel my appointment, and they tried to bill me for another psychological test while I waited for an appointment with a person who was away for a month. God help anyone who deals with this group

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