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Dr. Carissa Stone of our Tampa- Fletcher Avenue practice believes in treating the whole patient when it comes to pain relief. She uses a holistic, evidence-based approach that treats pain at its source instead of masking it with opioid medication.  In addition to interventional pain management, she has subspecialty training in anti-aging medicine.

Her patients appreciate the wealth of experience, devotion to research and best practices, and the calm demeanor she bring to her pain management practice.

L.C writes: “Dr. Carissa Stone is a very impressive, confident doctor… I feel very lucky to have found her.”

An anonymous patient writes on vitals.com: “She thoroughly examines the issues you’re having, listens and focuses on your whole health, gives a diagnosis with detailed explanation (as well as alternative options), and treats you with the upmost compassion & care. She is incredibly knowledgeable & stays up to date on the best treatment techniques, medications, etc. She is what I imagine every doctor should strive to be! She genuinely takes the time she needs with her patients to deliver high quality healthcare and give them a better quality of life!

S.P. writes: “I’m thankful I was referred to this practice. I finally feel like I have hope in heading towards wellness.”

L.R. writes: “Dr. Stone has always been professional, polite and yet personable. She seems very knowledgeable in her field and I have full trust in her and her ability to treat my symptoms.

Dr. Carissa Stone earned her medical degree at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and completed her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of South Florida. She then completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital in Tampa.

Dr. Stone is laser-trained and uses medical DNA testing (also known as pharmacogenomics) for safe prescribing. She also looks at patients’ diets and lifestyle to help them in their journey out of pain naturally.

To make an appointment with Dr. Carissa Stone at her practice (3450 E. Fletcher Ave Tampa, FL 33613) by calling (813) 437-1636 or visiting the location page.

The office accepts Medicare and most insurance.




Our employees are all patient care champions, but some go the extra mile and we want to give them the recognition they deserve. They embody the PPOA values known as S.I.T.E. – Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Empathy – which informs our service to patients and the community through high quality health care.

William Scott always knew he wanted to help others. Growing up in Tampa, Fla., he was an active volunteer at church, helping the sick and elderly with errands, and helping his own mom after an injury. “It’s always been in my heart to help other people,” he says. “I’ve always been hands-on and want to help.”

Today he enjoys assisting patients at the PPOA Fletcher Avenue clinic in Tampa. His duties mainly involve helping with appointments and interventional pain management procedures, but he prides himself most on making patients comfortable.

“William goes above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to patient care, whether he is making an appointment for a patient or assisting a patient with a wheelchair to their car,” says his supervisor, Practice Manager Amanda Perrone. “He does not just come to work to get a pay check; he comes to work because he generally cares about each and every single patient.”

Adds Dr. Carissa Stone, one of the pain management physicians he works with, “William is kind, hardworking, very effective and cares about his work and the patients.”

Scott’s path to healthcare was not direct. Like many young people, he tried out several paths. After graduating from Robinson High School in Tampa, he worked in maintenance and restoring homes, then worked for UPS for six years.

“I found myself wanting a more fulfilling path,” he says. A friend’s mother worked as a nurse at a local nursing home, and offered on-the-job training. He found his calling.

“The feeling of helping another person is one of the greatest feelings in the world,” he says. “Even if you help one person a day, then you’ve helped make a better change in your life.”

He enjoys spending time outdoors with girlfriend Sheena Sierra, who also works as a PPOA medical assistant, and their children. William Scott also plays drums in his church band, and helping others both inside and outside of work.

“You only have one life to live,” he says, “so why not help make other lives great?”