International House of Pain
Located in Fort Lauderdale, International Pain Management and Pain Medicine Serving Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and of course: The Great United States of America.
Interventional Physiatry, Comprehensive Spine and Pain Medicine
A new beginning and a new understanding of life with less pain.
WE GO OUT OF OUR WAY FOR MEDICARE PATIENTS !!! Our aim, starting 2014 is to have no Medicare patient wait more than one week for an appointment.
I love the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland and the Mayo Clinic, Rochester. But you don't have to travel to receive the newest and safest approaches to pain and spine medicine. Come see us.
This website aims to educate you about what we do, why we do it and what you can expect when you see Dr. W. Porter McRoberts MD at the Holy Cross Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine Center.
"To Make Man (and Woman!) Whole"
This is our motto. Our aim is to return you to your life. Its a physiatric approach. It's a whole person approach.
Dr. McRoberts started and now serves as the medical director of Interventional Spine, Pain and Neurosurgery at Holy Cross Hospital. In addition to ACGME fellowship training at Emory University in Interventional Spine and Pain medicine he is double board certified in both pain medicine ABA/ABPMR and in physical medicine and rehabilitation/ABPMR. Post-graduate training in Medical Anthropology led Dr. McRoberts to his interest in Pain Medicine, training at University of Kentucky, then Loma Linda University for residency.
Dr. McRoberts has recently completed book chapters on Spinal Cord Stimulation for the American Academy of Pain Medicine, Comprehensive Textbook of Pain Medicine, current surgical approaches for spinal disc disorders, surgical approaches for peripheral nerve stimulation and surgical approaches for peripheral nerve field stimulation. He has recently published peer reviewed academic articles on reduction of incision size for spine procedures, as well as a large prospective study regarding a novel target for neuromodulation for low back pain. Dr. McRoberts regularly speaks and teaches nationally and internationally about the ever evolving and most creative approaches to chronic pain treatment. He is a contributing member of multiple spine and pain societies, works with and designs research for leading pain and spine therapeutic industry leaders and is principal investigator for multiple prospective FDA IDE trials in neuromodulation for pain, ultra-minimally invasive spine surgery, and novel injection techniques and drugs.
Dr. McRoberts believes pain is an extremely complex disease state, neuro-physiologically, musculo-skeletally and psychologically. It is never a single system problem and the treatments available, be they medical, surgical or interventional all present various considerations. His aim is to help find your path through them: least risk, most benefit. He hopes that in understanding the deepest mechanisms of pain he can reveal your pain’s weakness and treat you.
Lastly, he is credentialed to do every and all current interventional procedures, and has performed tens of thousands of procedures safely and effectively.
Why would you want a consult with me?
I take my mission very seriously: to try and help others live fuller lives through the elimination of or control of pain.
Pain robs us of the very essence of humanity. It steals the ability to concentrate on what makes us complete as people. We can’t enjoy our lives, our work, our children, or any of the things that make life worth the effort if the loud roar of pain overcomes our thinking.
What I enjoy the most is the creative approach with minimally invasive technology to treat very difficult pain problems. I’m very tenacious. I know and understand the entire compendium of pain medicine and I’ve developed, patented, published and presented many novel approaches to treat pain.
That being said- sometimes pain is easily treated with just the right medicine or medicine placed in exactly the right spot.
I get great satisfaction from seeing and treating patients and I love my job.
I’ll be pleased to meet you and give you my best.
Please also know my esteemed partners:
Paul W. Wu, MD
Carlos Casas-Reyes, MD
Ricardo Matos, MD
Martin Roche, MD
Brian Fingado, MD
William Leone, MD
Gordon Hill, MD
Robert Mills, MD
Jose Jackson, MD
Jennifer Boeri, DPM
LLoyd (Rick) Cope, MD
Verano M. Hermida, MD
Jonathon C. Levy, MD
Fernando J. Manalac, MD
Frank McCormick, MD
Christopher J. Pappas, DPM
Edward Williams, MD
Domingo Delgado, MD
You may read this website, and believe that you have learned something, but that does NOT replace having the education that comes from having a discussion with a doctor, ANY doctor. Anything you read here is subject to change, may need further explanation, may incompletely describe or fully disclose the risks or benefits of a treatment. This website is aimed at familiarizing you with my philosophy. It does not replace a consultation.
Medicine CANNOT be practiced over a website or through email. It cannot be practiced over a phone.
It MUST be done in real time, face to face.
I concede, and you must understand, that any information provided to a patient without full diagnostic and consultative review, in an office setting, constitutes only "generic information", and should never be used as a substitute for a clinical diagnosis.
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