Physician Partners of America announces that Sheldon Cho, M.D., is once again practicing on Florida’s Space Coast. He returned April 30 after spending a year launching the company’s newer Winter Haven clinic. He is now practicing at 211 Coral Sands Drive, Suite A, Rockledge, FL 32955, along with Jorge Fernandez-Silva, M.D.
“Dr. Cho lent his considerable experience and leadership to establishing the new Winter Haven practice,” said Tracie Lawson, PPOA president and chief operations officer. “Now he has returned to an area where he spent many years. We know his Space Coast patients will be glad to have him back.”
Taking Dr. Cho’s place in Winter Haven is Lesco Rogers, M.D., who joined PPOA April 9.
Dr. Cho has enjoyed a devoted following in both locations, praised for both exceptional diagnostic skills and rapport with patients.
“I have arthritis, fibromyalgia and all of the pain and doctor visits that those diseases entail,” said one patient, who followed Dr. Cho from Merritt Island to Winter Haven. “He was smart, quick, and had a very kind bedside manner. 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.”
Dr. Cho is board-certified in anesthesiology with sub-specialty qualifications in interventional pain medicine and substance abuse. He earned his medical degree at Seoul National University’s College of Medicine in South Korea. He interned and completed his residency at Nassau University Medical Center Department of Surgery in Long Island, N.Y. He remained at Nassau University Medical Center.
He then completed a cancer pain medicine fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s Anesthesiology Department in New York City. He continued his medical career as a clinical instructor at the University of Rochester Medical Center, specializing in anesthesia regional block and pain medicine.
After teaching and working in California for several years, he joined the Physician Partners of America Pain Relief Group clinic in Merritt Island. The company has expanded its presence in the Space Coast area from one center to three. It will open a state-of-the-art 13,500-square-foot medical pavilion later this year.
In addition to interventional and cancer pain management, Dr. Cho’s key interests include spinal cord stimulator trial and implant, spine kyphoplasty, RFA, facet joint block, and epidural block.
Patients can make appointments with Dr. Cho at the Rockledge clinic by calling (321) 735-6220. The clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Same-day appointments are available.