Comprehensive Institute, MD

Comprehensive Institute, MD
Comprehensive Spine Institute 5810 W. Cypress St. 5810 W. Cypress St. Tampa, FL 33607

Comprehensive Institute, MD

As Tampa’s leading pain management practice, initially opened Alliance Pain Physicians, NOW PRACTICING with COMPREHENSIVE SPINE INSTITUTE, in customized solutions for acute and chronic pain. Dedicated to improving your quality of life through our comprehensive process of systematic evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of your pain. Finding the cause and effectively treating your pain is our primary goal.

Dr Carissa H. Stone has been practicing Pain Management since 1992 when she began her residency in Anesthesiology at the University of South Florida which she completed in 1995. She also completed a fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation at the James Haley VA. She trained in Tampa and under D.A.T.A. for Suboxone addiction treatment in the office setting, and obtained her waiver certification for in office treatment of Opiate dependence as well. She is a prescriber of Suboxone.

Dr. Stone specializes in the interventional treatment of back, neck and all types of nerve and skeletal pain including Botox for Migraine, Dysport for Cervical Dystonia and cancer pain, as well as the treatment of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She performs interventional pain management procedures utilizing fluoroscopic guidance, with or without patient sedation, in a Level 1 office based Procedure Center. She also has in office blood draw capability and can perform ultrasound guided procedures as well, as Stim Wave peripheral stimulator implants.

Further, Dr. Stone integrates a whole person Wellness/Nutritional approach to her practice which includes discussions on weight loss and dietary changes as needed. She believes in a comprehensive approach to Pain Management in order to achieve maximum patient functional restoration. Dr. Stone is also a Workman’s Compensation provider.
Primary Specialty

Pain Management Specialist

Gender Female
Services Elbow:
Lateral Epicondylitis (Tennis Elbow)
Foot and Ankle:
Biologics Treatment for Rheumatoid Arthritis
General Body:
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Prolotherapy Overview
Stellate Ganglion Block
About Pain Management:
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Hand and Wrist:
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS)
Head, Neck and Spine Pain Treatments:
Caudal Steroid Injection
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Facet Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Facet Joint Injections
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Lumbar Sympathetic Block
Lumbar Transforaminal Epidural Steroid Injection
Medial Branch Block
Sacroiliac Joint Steroid Injection
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant
Spinal Cord Stimulator Implant (Trial Procedure)
Anatomy of the Spine
Cervical Radiculopathy
Facet Joint Syndrome
Herniated Disc (Cervical)
Herniated Discs
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Migraine Headaches
Post Laminectomy Syndrome
Where Back Pain Begins
Where Neck Pain Begins
Whiplash Headache
Hip, Leg and Knee
Fluoroscopic Guided Hip Injection
Fluoroscopic Guided Steroid Injection – Knee Pain
HYALGAN® Injection for Knee Pain (Fluoroscopic Guided)
Prolotherapy Treatment for Chronic Knee Pain
Ultrasound-Guided Ilioinguinal Nerve Block
Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Knee Pain
Visco-supplementation for Arthritis of the Knee
Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Osteoarthritis of the Hip)
Iliotibial Band Syndrome (ITBS)
Osteoarthritis of the Knee
Joint Injection - Shoulder
Trigger Point Injections
Ultrasound-Guided Injection for Shoulder Pain
Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Arthritis
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) of the Shoulder
Shoulder Arthritis
Suprascapular Neuropathy
Additional Services Comprehensive Spine Institute
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Recent Reviews
I waited hours only to have her be rude and condescending at EVERY appointment. Even worse, she sent me out for tests that I had to pay out of pocket for and then refused to go over the results. I've been seeing her for several months and there has been zero progress of any kind. Not even helpful information. Several months and zero treatment! She schedules redundant appointments where nothing new happens, gets discussed, OR done. She's never prescribed any meds yet she requires a urine test at every visit. Seems llike an abuse of Medicare funds to me. Keeps pushing the same expensive procedures that have failed in the past for me. I can't help but to feel she's more concerned with her wallet than my health. Horrible bedside manor AND has been flat out disrespectful on more than one occasion. Looking for a new doctor!
by Never again
August 05, 2019
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Did this provider seem up-to-date with the current advancements in their field?
Yes, they were informing me of new advancements that were extremely recent
Did this provider thoroughly explain the risks and benefits of your treatment?
Yes, they made sure I had all the information I needed to make a decision
Did this provider ever take personal phone calls while in the appointment room with you?
He/she would never do that! Their full attention is always on me.
Does this provider ever overbook appointments here?
Sometimes, they should allow for more time in between appointments
Does this provider have a good professional reputation within your community?
Definitely! Everyone knows they are the best around!
by Anonymous
May 01, 2013
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