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About Dr. Gilberto M Acosta
Dr. Gilberto M Acosta, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Fort Myers, FL, with other offices in Cape Coral, FL and Fort Myers, FL . He has 27 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Acosta has received 3 awards. He speaks English.
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Dr. Gilberto M Acosta has the following 2 specialties
- Pain Medicine
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.
Dr. Gilberto M Acosta has the following 3 expertise
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
- Cancer Pain
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I am still new to this area (under 2 years) I moved to northern florida from Ohio & was nervous about starting over & finding a new doc since I had been to same one in ohio for many years! I was extremely lucky in finding a wonderful pain doc in Middleburg fl , Dr Khanna. She was an angel. But unfortunately after only 6 months there I relocated again, more south, to swfl. Once again I found myself having to find a doctor. Not only is good docs hard to come by but I have heard, & witnessed, how florida has been impacted by the pill mills that used to be everywhere! I did some research & was referred to Dr Acosta. My first appt he spent time with me going over all my history & meds & seemed to truly care how my pain was controlled. However, it is extremely hard to get appts & the billing department always bills incorrectly to my insurance & it's a huge headache!! Also, 8 times out of 10 I have to see a nurse practitioner instead of dr Acosta. This can be frustrating. Some of the staff are very rude. I mean I work in the medical field so I can understand the stress, esp in pain medicine practices! But one of the NP I had to see 1 month was the only doc I have ever seen in my life that made me feel like a piece of crap for being a pain pt. I have made it extremely clear I will not see her again! Vanessa, dr acosta's NP at the sanctuary location, is very sweet & caring! Overall, dr Acosta is a good doc. Whenever I see him I am satisfied with his bedside manner & care I receive. But some of the rude staff, billing errors, & the incredibly hard time getting appts is a letdown.
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2018)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
Castle Connolly Regional Top Doctors
Castle Connolly is America's trusted source for the identification of Top Doctors. Their physician-led research team reviews and screens the credentials of tens of thousands of physicians who are nominated by their peers annually, via a nationwide online process, before selecting those physicians who are regionally or nationally among the very best in their medical specialties. Castle Connolly believes strongly that Top Doctors Make a Difference™.
27 Years Experience
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1991
Strong Memorial Hospital
Dr. Gilberto M Acosta accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- AvMed Empower
- Avmed Choice
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Florida Blue BlueCare HMO
- Florida Blue BlueOptions
- CIGNA HMO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry FL Employer Group PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
- Humana HMO Premier
- Humana National POS
- Multiplan PPO
- PHCS PPO
UHC of the River Valley
- Neighborhood Health Partnership Commercial
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
More about Dr. Gilberto M Acosta
Dr. Acosta received his undergraduate degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and a Doctor of Medicine and a Masters Degree in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. In 1992 he completed his Internship at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, N.Y, and then went on to complete his Residency in Anesthesiology at New York University Medical Center. While serving in the armed forces in South Carolina in 1995, Dr. Acosta was assigned as a Staff Anesthesiologist at Naval Hospital Charleston. He completed his Pain Management Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina, then moved to Fort Myers in 2000 to practice at Lee Memorial Health System facilities. He is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management by the American Board of Anesthesiology, and is a member of a number of professional organizations.
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