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Hope Pain Management Group LLC And Dr. Harold Sleight 1250 Mariner Boulevard Spring Hill, FL 34609-5657 (352) 688-4673 Shutdown in police raid today, November 1, 2011!

November 1, 2011 approximately 9 AM:  According to patients who came to see their doctor at their regularly scheduled visit at Hope pain management in Spring Hill this morning, the parking lot was full of approximately 7 law-enforcement vehicles, Dr. Lynn Hutchinson was seated on the concrete sidewalk outside of the facility, and they were told to seek another pain management Dr.or go to the ER to get a emergency three-day supply of medications. According to the St. Petersburg Times: “Deputies arrested Hutchinson on Tuesday on multiple counts of unlawful practice of medicine, unlicensed practice of a health care physician, criminal use of personal identification, and fraudulent representation of a practitioner to obtain a controlled substance.”   In fact, Dr. Hutchinson has never went to medical school anywhere and also considers herself to be a psychic. Click here, to see the whole story. Patients are currently not being allowed copies of their medical records because they are in the process of being copied by law enforcement. Patients may pick up a copy of their medical records later at the Hernando County Sheriff office. Dr. Harold Sleight was  Arrested as well.  The Hernando County Sheriff’s vice and narcotics unit states that Dr. Sleight, 70 years old pre-signed blank prescriptions that Dr. Hutchinson later filled out and he also knew that she was impersonating a medical doctor.  The shutdown of hope pain management is being conducted by a multi-disciplinary legal team including: FDLE, DEA, the Hernando County Sheriff, and the board of medicine. Although Hope’s regular office hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, we called the office several times throughout the day for comment & to verify medical records and were only able to get the answering machine. Additionally, faxed requests for medical records have not been responded to.

If you are a legitimate pain management patient who lives in Florida and  you have a valid Florida ID, we do have a limited number of new patient spaces available in our schedule. The office will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday for continuing medical education. We suggest that you schedule with The Gorrell Institute at 352-224-3139 as soon as possible before the panel for new patients is closed. It is unlikely that Hope Pain Management will reopen and to go into acute withdrawal is a dangerous medical crisis.  Additionally, your goal should be to go to a pain management clinic that practices to the standard of care so you do not have to repeatedly pay for a initial office visit as well as the hassle and inconvenience of having to find a new doctor every few months.  We will work with you to maintain continuity of care. We currently accept Medicare and self-pay patients. If your insurance has out of network benefits, we do file an unassigned claim as a courtesy for you to be reimbursed.  We are not on the panel with Medicaid or with any HMOs. We guarantee that every patient will be seen by the doctor personally and he will give you his undivided attention.  Please call us at 352-224-3139 if we can be of assistance to you.

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Florida PDMP Prescription Drug Monitoring

October marks and important time for implementation of the Prescription Drug Monitoring system for providers.  We have been approved for access which will help speed up the verification process for patients.

The Goals of the Prescription Drug Monitoring  Program (PDMP)

  1. Support access to legitimate medical use of controlled substances
  2. Help identify and deter or prevent drug abuse and diversion
  3. Facilitate and encourage the identification, intervention with and treatment of persons addicted to prescription drugs by health care practitioners
  4. Help inform public health and safety initiatives through the outlining of use and abuse trends of controlled prescription drugs
  5. Help educate individuals about PDMPs and the use, abuse and diversion of and addiction to controlled prescription drugs

you can find more info at:  http://drugcontrol.flgov.com/pdmp/about.html

Pain management is a unique and misunderstood specialty.  We struggle to make sure that our patients are educated to the process so that they do not get the wrong impression when they go thru the intake process.  Due to regulatory processes and Dr. Gorrell’s demand for high standards of care, we are required to do a thorough examination of ALL new patient documentation and collection of information includes sending out HIPPA compliant release of information (ROI) request to all sources of information unless we receive the information faxed direct from the source to us.  Examples include the most recent MRI or CT report from the radiology company & the most recent 2 months of medical records from the prior pain management Dr. This process can sometimes be time consuming because we are at the mercy of the other entity to get this information back to us in a timely manner.  It helps save time when patients come in a day or so prior to their appointment to sign any releases we may need.  When a patient comes for their initial appointment, our intake process involves a thorough history and physical.  Our staff and Dr. Gorrell want to make sure that you get the care and attention that you deserve, so access to the drug monitoring database and being provided documentation direct from the source will allow us more efficient use of your time as well as ours.

New pain management patients can be seen today; 352-224-3139; just 50 min. away from Tampa Bay

We have a limited number of spaces for new patients  today, call now: 352-224-3139.  Call this morning; be seen this afternoon! Enjoy our  Luxurious waiting room that includes a leather couch and love seat as well as reading materials. There is such a thing as chronic pain and you should suffer no longer. Forget about the stigma of being a pain management victim. If you are currently on a pain management regimen that works for you, we will work with you to maintain it.  If you require opiates to control your pain so you can hold down your job or be a part of the family, we can help you. We do, however, verify all documents and they must be faxed directly to us from the source.  Additionally, we are in compliance with state law, and Hernando County ordinances so there will be a urine drug screen on the initial visit and randomly 2 times per year thereafter. But this is what you want, it is more important to go to a pain management clinic that will be there today, tomorrow, and a year from now. Not one where you’re always afraid that they will be closed or that the police are about to shut it down. Call the office now at 352-224-3139 to schedule your appointment.  Do not waste another day in a crowded clinic like so many of my patients come from where they complain that they wait 6 hours, see a different doctor every time, or sometimes the doctor never comes at all. You can be guaranteed a predictable experience at the Gorrell Institute where he will see you personally and he will really listen to you. The Gorrell Institute is open from 10 AM  to 5: 30 PM Monday  through Friday.  Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins accommodated if possible. We are a full-service pain management facility including interventional pain management procedures by  Dr. Gorrell, a Anesthesiologist  with over 10 years of experience.  Procedures performed include epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, and coming soon; dorsal column stimulator trials and Suboxone detox.

Additionally, the Gorrell Institute of Wellness Medicine is here for you if you want to look, feel, and metabolically function like you were 10 years younger. If you have stumped your prior doctors with problems like SLE, RA, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Chron’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or just feeling tired & run down come see Dr Gorrell. Dr. Gorrell has even helped a woman declared infertile by OB/GYN’s that specialize in the treatment of infertility even after multiple rounds of therapy to become pregnant and carry a healthy baby to term. This patient is doing it 38 and 39 when she could not do it 28! Keep in mind that the fertility of the average 38-year-old woman is only 5%! This is truly a miracle but this is what happens when the physician focuses on wellness medicine and not disease management medicine.

We require all new patients to provide  their most recent 6 month prescription history from their pharmacy, most recent radiology reports  (MRI, and CT reports) if any, and a valid Florida ID as we do not accept out-of-state patients.  The most recent three months of doctor’s notes from any previous provider  including primary care, psychiatry, or a referral to pain management are preferred but not mandatory. We request that all documents are faxed from original sources to our fax machine at 727-359-0230. Bring in your own copies can accelerate the  initial visit process. We see new patients as soon as the documents are verified but cannot control how much time it takes for other healthcare providers to respond to our request for records verification. So, typically initial visits for patients that do not have their document faxed and do not bring copies takes longer.   Especially for the initial patient visit one should not bring nonessential friends, family, children etc as they  may have to wait a long time.

Our goal is to set a new standard and exceed the current standard of care in pain management.  We are too legit to quit!

Dr Gorrell Renews His 10 Year Anesthesia Board Certification

Dr. Gorrell renewed his Anesthesia Board Certification in July of 2011 with The American Board of Anesthesiology (www.theaba.org).  MOCA, or Maintenance of Certification, originated with the American Board of Medical Specialties in 1999.  The ongoing Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment, continual assessment of Professional Standing (medical licensure), periodic assessments of Practice Performance and decennial assessment of Cognitive Expertise allow physicians the opportunity to improve their skills in six general competencies – Medical Knowledge; Patient Care; Practice-Based Learning and Improvement; Professionalism; Interpersonal and Communication Skills; and Systems-Based Practice.  By implementing these activities, Dr. Gorrell has demonstrated his commitment to quality clinical outcomes and patient safety.

Dr. Gorrell offers anesthesia services (as locum tenens), pain management (including interventional pain management), and wellness/functional medicine.

Dr Gorrell to be speaker for AAPC St Petersburg Chapter October 18, 2011

Dr. Gorrell will present his talk, Biggest Mistakes In Pain Management for AAPC (American Academy of Professional Coders) on October 18th at 6:00 pm at All Children’s Education and Conference Center located at 701 4th Street South St. Petersburg, FL  33701 (between 7th Ave S and 8th Ave S and parking is in the back of the building.  You can visit www.allkids.org or a map.  Please RSVP to Dolores Morris at dmorris@fountainheadonline.net or call 727-456-3291 and leave a message.  There will be 1.5 AAPC CEU’s offered for this talk.  AAPC is a wonderful organization for billers, coders, practice managers and physicians www.aapc.com.  There is no fee for meeting, can attend as a guest if not a member of AAPC.

Pain Management Special! Call Today; be seen in 24 hours!

We have a limited number of openings in the the panel for new patients so call now: 352-224-3139. We can give you an appointment to be seen within 24 hours!  As always advocating for your health,  The Gorrell Institute is open from 10 AM  to 5 PM Monday  through Friday.  Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins accommodated if possible. We are a full-service pain management facility including interventional pain management procedures by a Anesthesiologist such as epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, and coming soon; dorsal column stimulator trials and Suboxone detox. Additionally, the Gorrell Institute of Wellness Medicine is here for you if you want to look, feel, and metabolically function like you were 10 years younger. If you have stumped your prior doctors with problems like SLE, RA, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, Chron’s Disease, Ulcerative Colitis or just feeling tired & run down come see Dr Gorrell.

We believe that there is such a thing as chronic pain and if you are suffering from this condition you deserve to be seen by a compassionate physician who listens to you, does a physical exam, and creates a plan that you both agree on. Dr Gorrell will work diligently with you to improve the quality of your life and your ability to function in life by improved pain management.  If you, your friends, or family are in pain management & would like to receive healthcare from a compassionate pain management Doctor who spends time with you, call our office at 352-224-3139. We require all new patients to provide  their most recent 6 month prescription history from their pharmacy, most recent radiology reports if any, and a valid Florida ID as we do not accept out-of-state patients.  The most recent three months of doctor’s notes from any previous provider  including primary care, psychiatry, or a referral to pain management are preferred but not mandatory. We request and require that all documents are faxed from original sources to our fax machine at 727-359-0230 as well as bringing in your own copies to accelerate the process. We see new patients as soon as the documents are verified but cannot control how much time it takes for other healthcare providers to respond to our request for records verification. So, typically initial visits for patients that do not have their document faxed and do not bring copies takes longer. Accordingly, we insist that for the initial patient visit one should not bring nonessential friends, family, children etc as they will have to wait a long time.

Our goal is to set a new standard and exceed the current standard of care in pain management. If you are a like-minded individual, you are invited to schedule an appointment.

All pain MD’s & concerned citizens must attend the 9 AM Public Hearing to Consider Ordinance Regulating Pain Management Clinics by Hernando COUNTY ATTORNEY GARTH COLLER

9:00 AM, Board of County Commissioners, 20 N. Main St., Room 400,
Brooksville, FL 34601, Regular Meeting, ~ Agenda~, Tuesday, June 14, 2011,
Hernando County

There is no discrimination between good pain management or bad pain management physicians. It says specifically that all existing pain clinics will be targeted by this law and all clinics must pay a $3000 application fee. It includes a complete moratorium on any and all new management clinics and no existing pain management clinics can expand. It says that within 90 days of applying, all existing pain management clinics will be notified if they are approved to remain! There are no criteria that are described to explain how they will decide whether you are still a “good fit” for the neighborhood and location you currently occupy. As you know, with the new state law, if one’s location was not approved you would then be put out of business and be at square one trying to apply for a new state license and simultaneously waiting for Hernando County to approve your new county license. This is additional unnecessary bureaucracy and all pain management physicians must be concerned that any of us despite all our efforts to be compliant, could be arbitrarily determined by Hernando County to not fit in according to the new pain management clinic zoning ordinance. Two weeks ago, the governor just past under an additional 98 pages of legislation to control and regulate our specialty. There is no need for an additional 18 page County ordinance and we should all be united in preventing it!

Happy Mother’s Day to all from The Gorrell Institute of Pain Management & Wellness Medicine! (A day to start the Transitions Lifestyle System!)

It was a beautiful day in Spring Hill which is an easy 50 min. drive from anywhere in the Tampa Bay area via the Veterans Expressway. Merrilee is our resident spokesmodel for the wellness medicine program and a first-time mom to be with a expected date of July 25! She has been the most successful patient I have had thus far in antiaging program since she was unable to get pregnant at 28 and is now pregnant at 39! So to treat her for Mother’s Day, I took her to see the play   “Funny Girl” which is playing at the Stage West in Spring Hill Florida. Check out the review from TBO.com.   It is a very enjoyable play with fantastic singing by the lead  and this is the last week and for it. It is a entertainment bargain at just $15 as well.

This weekend Merrilee and I are doing the transitions certification training in Orlando.  We are very excited about bringing advanced wellness medicine skills to the Spring Hill area that will enhance your health and your longevity. People often do not realize that by their food choices, they are digging their grave one mouthful at a time. This is abundantly true and all the deaths and disease with people dying in their 50s is preventable. Call me at 352-224-3139 to schedule an appointment if you or if you know someone  who wants to be healed of afflictions like obesity, diabetes type II, and heart disease.  I try to offer something for every price range and my weight loss modalities and will create a customized program to work for you. Research has shown that my program is superior to any other program on the market for preserving muscle mass which is critical to maintaining your metabolism as well as for fat loss that is sustainable and permanent. Make wellness your resolution and your affirmation! Your life depends on it.

The Gorrell Institute Exhibits at First Unity Church of St Pete Goddess Spa Day Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 am to 2 pm

Stardate 5/6/11. As we attend the Chick Fil A Leadercast at PHCC in Spring Hill, FL, we are planning to see you Sat 5/6/11 at the First Unity Church in St Petersburg’s Goddess Spa Day from 10AM to 2PM.  Doctor Gorrell will personally be there to answer any and all of your health questions. He is a diplomate of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and an Anesthesiologist. If you have any questions about pain management, health, wellness, beauty, or how to roll-back the aging process by 10 years, then come to see Dr Gorrell.  If you have chronic diseases or chronic pain that has stumped your doctors thus far, come see us. Dr Gorrell will help you to get to the root cause of  you and your family’s diseases with proper diagnosis and advanced Nutraceutical therapies so you can be happy, healthy and well again!  What is your health and life worth? Is it priceless? Then invest time in learning how to be healthy.

Event location: First Unity of St Petersburg at Unity Campus | Phone – (727) 527-2222 | Fax – (727) 526-1277 | Address – 460 46th Ave North, St Petersburg, FL 33703.  Click link to their site for more information: Goddess Spa Day Saturday, May 7 from 9:30 am  to 2 pm.

Call now 352-224-3139 to leave a message. We will be back in the office on Monday by 10 AM & we will return your call then.

Happy Easter to all from The Gorrell Institute and The Center for Headache & Pain Management!

Star date April 24, 2011: We successfully ran a pampered Chef spring cleaning event at the office yesterday from   2 PM to 5 PM on Saturday, April 23, 2011. It was a wonderful event and Ms. Merrilee Severino our practice manager, practice consultant and anti-aging spokesmodel pulled it off without a hitch. We had a delicious chili dish with cornbread on top and mini banana pudding tarts. They were delicious. KJ is here for spring break. He treated us to the movie  Madea’s big happy family to congratulate us on our successful spring of him. It was an excellent movie choice and quite hilarious. I hope you get a chance to see it in the near future.

Today we had turkey and dressing, coconut cake, brussels sprouts with carrots, and sweet potato casserole with mini marshmallows on top. After church that is. Tonight we will watch the movie old dogs. God bless you and your family and thank God the most wonderful Easter present ever namely our salvation.

As always advocating for your health,  The Gorrell Institute will again be open at 10 AM  to 5 PM Monday  through Friday.  Appointments are preferred. Walk-ins accommodated if possible. We are a full-service pain management facility including interventional pain management procedures such as epidural steroid injections, facet blocks, and coming soon dorsal column stimulator trials and Suboxone detox. Additionally, the Gorrell Institute of wellness medicine is here for you if you want to look, feel, and metabolically function like you were 10 years younger. Just ask Merrilee, who is now six months pregnant at 39 years old when she was unable to get pregnant at 28 years old even after two rounds of therapies with an infertility OB/GYN. All Dr. Gorrell did was concentrate on wellness management and bio identical balancing of hormones instead of disease management. This type of medicine truly complies with the old adage: an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Call us at 352-224-3139 if you want wellness to be included as something you will be working on this year.

Call Now! 352-224-3139

5119 Commercial Way,
Spring Hill, FL 34606

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