Dr. Stokes health articles, tips and videos
Dr. Stokes health articles, tips and videos
WELCOME TO ADVANCED PAIN SOLUTIONS
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where Are You Located?
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SEE DR. STOKES?
We offer a completely free initial consultation to review your complaints. If we feel we can make a significant difference in your condition we will then proceed with an examination and usually some motion x-rays if needed. Office visits cost between $75 to $150 depending on the services provided. In addition Dr. Stokes usually will prescribe whole food concentrates and herbs as part of most treatment programs which can be purchased at the clinic's dispensary.
DO YOU ACCEPT MY HEALTH INSURANCE?
The short answer is yes, we accept most insurances. However benefits, co pays and deductibles can vary. We will check all your coverage prior to recommending treatment so you will know exactly what your out of pocket expenses are before you start care. We are primary providers for Medicare, which has the most coverage in our clinic. Even with good medical insurance some services (such as medicial herbs) are not included, for and for these treatments we offer affordable payment plans.
I WAS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT, DO YOU ACCEPT MY INSURANCE?
Yes, we accept most auto accident insurance coverage and have the ability to refer you to other specialists making sure you get the care needed. Florida is a no fault state which means most people have about $2500 coverage unless they get an EMC (we can get you one of these if needed) within the first 14 days and then coverage goes up to about $10,000. It is very important that if you have been in an auto accident recently you seek a consultation with us immediately to make sure you receive your maximum allowance.
I HAVE BEEN TO OTHER DOCTORS WHAT MAKES YOU DIFFERENT?
We are a private clinic that focuses on small patient cases loads seeing only 25-30 people per day. Every patient is seen directly by Dr. Stephen Stokes each visit. Our approach is complete using the most advanced technology designed to stimulate your body to heal. We are dedicated to results and do not follow cookie cutter treatment plans recommended by insurance companies. We see you as much as you need to get better and we get you the type of care your injury dictates. We only answer to you, the patient. Plus we friendly, nice people who care about our patients, sad to say but this is unique these days. Still our reputation is build on getting results in tough cases, take a minute and watch some of our testimonials to get a feel for our success stories.
MY DOCTOR SAYS SPINAL DISCS AND JOINT CARTILAGE CANNOT REGENERATE.
Yes, you body can heal and joint cartilage can regenerate. We have multiple studies that confirm our treatment modalities such as Class 4 Laser, and PEMF assist in the regeneration of cartilage, nerve and bone tissue through the process of Angiogenesis.
REAL DOCTORS PRESCRIBE DRUGS WHY DON'T YOU?
Dr. Stokes is a licensed national and state board certified physician. He is permitted by the state of Florida to diagnose, take x-rays, prescribe MRI's, blood tests, and do school and work physical exams. A trip to Dr. Stokes will be very much like a normal trip to your medial doctor except, Dr. Stokes will spend more time doing a physical exam, he will take x-rays onsite and instead of prescribing drugs he will suggest therapy and herbal medicine to treat the problem. Dr. Stokes does not prescribe medications, by choice but he is still a doctor. He even owns a white coat.
CAN I PURCHASE SUPPLEMENTS AND HERBS FROM THE CLINIC?
Advanced Pain Solutions does not sell supplements on the internet. We only supply products to registered patients but you can register with us during a simple, free consultation. We offer offer monthly specials and quantity discounts which are advertised in our newsletter.
DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR SERVICES AND THE RESULTS?
No, it is not possible to guarantee results when it comes to treating illness and pain. However, we can guarantee your satisfaction. If for any reason you are unhappy with any aspect of their care we will do everything to make things right. We usually see some positive change in the first 2 weeks but if a patient is not improving we will usually end care and return any money that has been paid to us, in full with no penalties. We are here to help you, and we stand by everything we do 100%. But don't mistake our kindness for weakness, you will be expected to do your part in getting better, those patients who consistently disobey our suggestions are dismissed from care and referred elsewhere.
HOW DO I REFER A PATIENT TO YOUR CLINIC?
Our entire business is based on word of mouth and referrals. Please tell the referred patient to mention your name when they call. We will make sure to take very good care of them and make you proud for recommending them to us. In addition, we always send a small thank you to the person who referred to us. It' because of you we are in business and able to help people everyday.
What conditions do you treat?
We treat many different problems but the most common are Back, Neck and Sciatica Pain. We also see a lot of people suffering from Neuropathy. Occasionally, maybe 2 or 3 times a month we will treat a Frozen Shoulder or a Painful Arthritic Knee. These are the most common but certainly not a complete list. Our experience includes Post Stroke patients, Fibromyalgia, RSD, PTSD, Enlarged Prostate and Pelvic Pain. We really focus on treating the person and not just the diagnosis, therefore there are few conditions we are not able to help.
Is dr. stokes a chiropractor?
Yes, Dr. Stokes graduated from chiropractic college in September, 2001 but unlike a traditional chiropractic approach Dr.Stokes has chosen to integrate treatment concepts from Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Neuromuscular Re-Education, Physical Therapy and Functional Medicine into his treatments. In particular, advanced modalities like class 4 laser, PEMF and Vaxd-D spinal decompression are frequently combined to produce better results.
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