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About Dr. David Folkerth
Dr. David Folkerth, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Tampa, FL, with another office in Tampa, FL. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Management and Anesthesiology. Dr. Folkerth is affiliated with Kindred Hospital-Central Tampa and Vencor Hospital Central Tampa. He speaks English.
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Dr. David Folkerth has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Management
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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This doctor Folkerth is very moody and not a good listener, only a talker. He is not caring about your pain and calls every long acting med a hospice drug except morphine. Because of this. I can not see how he could be board certified. Very untrue by all means!! That is very disappointing. Does not seem to have good knowledge of all pain meds. Could be very scary getting an extended release medication prescribed as needed. That is WAY ALL WRONG!! Opana ER is not a take as needed drug. He doesn't know enough about the med. The staff, though is very good. The girls in the office are very kind and helpful. The girls should find another pain management office to work at because if he talks to them, like he talks to patients. That would be very bad. A doctor that doesn't even ask how your pain is and tells you that the conversation is terminated before asking you those questions.. is not a good doctor. Sorry but I can not give this doctor a good rating. He also thinks it's good that pharmacies to ask for cash for oxycodone and not accept insurance. So what does that tell you? Very suspicious about his prescribing habits.. Very sorry to report this.
Dr. Folkerth is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Kindred Hospital-Central Tampa
Vencor Hospital Central Tampa
47 Years Experience
Kansas City University of Medicine
Graduated in 1966
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