Where are you located?
Hello! We are a small, privately run clinic in sunny southwest Florida, please keep this in consideration when you are calling us.
ADVANCED PAIN SOLUTIONS
Dr. Stephen Stokes BS, DC, FIAMA
13730 Cypress Terrace Circle, Suite 401
(239) 275-7575 phone, (239) 275-7035 Fax
Email: Dr. Stokes: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO you take medical insurance?
We are providers for Medicare, and accept most automotive injury insurance and workers compensation policies. We also participate with Veterans choice. For those with private health insurance, we give you the proper paperwork, and you can file it yourself. You send it in, and whatever they pay, they pay.
how much does treatment cost?
All new patients receive a no charge 20 minute consultation that will usually include a full examination. Office visits are 30 minutes long and cost $75, but some patients will require one hour visits that are usually $120. We have an onsite, digital, high frequency x-ray machine and charge $40 per series (2 films). These x-rays are not covered by Medicare.
How long does treatment take?
Standard office visits are 30 minutes long and a typical treatment program is daily Monday through Friday for 4 weeks or 20 treatments. Some people will need more some less, and some patients who live far away will do 3 times a week but for an hour per session. There is rarely one size fits all when it comes to treatment plans however we expect to see improvement within the first 2 weeks (10 visits) or usually we will not continue that treatment.
What is dr. stokes educational background?
Dr. Stokes educational background includes an honors degree in Human Biology through St. Louis University (BS), he holds EMT/ Paramedic Training through Percom, A Doctor of Chiropractic Degree from Logan College (DC) and a Fellowship in Acupuncture from the International Academy of Medical Acupuncture (FIAMA). Dr. Stokes has acquired multiple continuing education credits at both Harvard Medical School (2014) and Stanford University (2015). Nationally board certified since 2001, Dr. Stokes specializes in the treatment of back and neck pain without the use of surgery or medications. His busy clinic sees patients from all over the country. Dr. Stokes is trained and certified under the former Minister of Health for Ontario, Canada, Dr. Allan Dyer, MD the creator of Vax-D and is currently one of the most experienced Vax-D providers in the United States. Dr. Stokes is the developer of Angiogenics™ and the Neurological Calibration Technique™ which he teaches to other physicians. As past president of the Lee County Chiropractors Association (FCA) he is actively involved in expanding the rights and scope of practice for chiropractors. A highly skilled manual therapist, Dr. Stokes routinely treated over 100 patients per day in his Michigan clinic before moving to Fort Myers, Florida with his wife Katherine in 2003. Today he prefers smaller patient loads, emphasizing individualized care for difficult cases. Dr.Stokes is the author of 2 books, Heal Yourself: The 7 Steps To Innate Healing and The Philosophical Physician, available on Amazon, and from this website.
do you use stem cells?
We use advanced therapies that stimulate your body's stem cells to differentiate but we do not use stem cells nor do we recommend stem cell therapy as per umbilical cord stem cell injection. It is our belief that this method of stem cell administration is highly flawed, and potentially dangerous. If we feel someone could benefit from stem cell therapy we always recommend Regenex and Dr. Chris Centeno, MD.
is this treatment supported by research?
Yes all the therapies we use are supported by lots of research which is available on the treatments page of this website. It is important to understand that our treatment are safe and backed up with many studies however many of the explanations surrounding treatments are theoretical and the truth is that no one really knows how a lot of this stuff works, just that it seems to produce results. Personally I am not a researcher but a clinician, which means that I gather my data like you, from the internet and by reading medical journals. Information is always changing, and therefore treatment is dynamic and not a static process. As a clinician it is my job to produce results, and help the patient heal not to validate the treatments beyond the FDA's approval that it is safe. I can show you th results, and I can provide some of the mainstream studies for you to consider but ultimately I do not engage in debates concerning what I do. I will provided you with the information, but I will not try and convince you one way or the other.
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I am looking to ask dr. stokes a question, get a second opinion or speak with him on the phone.
We only provide medical advice and products to our patients. If you are not in the Fort Myers area you may consider becoming a long distance patient. You can learn more about this by clicking (HERE). It is both unethical (and also unfair) to expect Dr. Stokes to to take calls and give advice to people he has never examined. We recommend you buy his book, Heal Yourself as a good starting place to understanding what Dr. Stokes recommends to his patients, you can purchase his book by clicking (HERE).
CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROMES