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Advocate Health Partners is a dedicated and experienced practice lead by Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr. Christopher Gleis.  We strive to provide our patients with advanced medical services and expedite the road to recovery.

Chronic pain can potentially prevent you from living the life you want.  Frequently patients simply adapt to the pain and their activities and lifestyle inevitably become restricted.  Advocate Health Partners can provide treatments that can result in pain relief and increased quality of life..

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Interventional Pain Management

Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI) in the Cervical Spine

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Trigger Point Injections

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Facet Joint Injections (Cervical)

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FUNCTIONAL/INTEGRATIVE

rEGENERATIVE MEDICINE:

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FUNCTIONAL/INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE:

Advocate Health Partners now makes it more convenient by offering functional medicine services in all locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Having a primary care provider that you have an established relationship with is helpful when health issues arise. The relationship you build with our providers will enable them to optimize your health and wellness. Through a functional medicine approach, we can identify and treat the root cause of your symptoms instead of masking them with medications.

 

Optimizing your health often prevents other related conditions from becoming an issue. Advocate Health Partners integrates traditional medicine with a holistic, systems-based approach.

 

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE:

Regenerative medicine utilizes various methods for the regrowth, repair and replacement of damaged or diseased cells or tissues to restore normal function.  These treatments are provided in our office or outpatient facility. Advocate Health Partners employs innovative strategies to help promote our patient’s overall health and wellness. Some of the conditions we treat include:

 

– Neck and back pain
– Spine injuries
– Knee, shoulder, hip and joint injuries
– Post surgical pain
– Anti-aging therapies
– Hormone replacement therapy
– Holistic weight-loss and nutrition plans

 

Why We Do Not Accept Insurance Assignment for Functional Medicine Services

Many people who have contacted our office for our services have asked us why we do not bill insurance directly when other medical providers do. We fully understand the financial challenge this presents to some patients, and we wish there were a way for us to bill your insurance company. Unfortunately, at this time, there is not. Here is why:

 

When clinics bill health insurance companies directly, the doctors are required to become participating providers. The doctors must sign a contract that allows the insurance company to determine which services they will and will not provide and even how certain health conditions are to be treated. In general, insurance companies are not focused on preventive or wellness services. They are heavily invested in the conventional model of health care that too often relies on drugs and surgery. We are committed to the functional medicine model that addresses the underlying causes of your symptoms with specific nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.

 

Dr. Christopher Gleis

Interventional Pain Management

Dr. Christopher Gleis was born in Bay Shore, NY and graduated with high honors from Colorado State University. He obtained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

 

Dr. Gleis then began his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts medical school where he served as the Chief Resident.  Residency was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in perioperative pain management and regional anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gleis is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania. He is involved with multiple organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Society.

 Dr. Gleis employs a multimodal approach to pain management, treating his patients’ symptoms through interventional pain procedures and non-habit-forming medications if required, without the use of narcotics. Dr. Gleis also has extensive experience in addiction medicine having previously served as the medical director for a prominent drug and alcohol treatment center.

Meredith Dykes

MSN, ARNP

Meredith L. Dykes, MSN, ARNP joined Advocate Health Partners as a Family Nurse Practitioner working for Christopher Gleis, MD.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Science from the University of South Florida, College of Nursing and is Board Certified in Family Practice as an Advanced Practice Nurse with over 17 years of clinical experience in the Pinellas County area.

Meredith Dykes is committed to providing the highest quality care to patients of all ages.  She possesses a calming personality, with both compassion and empathy towards all patients. She is dedicated to helping patients find health and happiness through the integration of conventional medicine and functional medicine, providing a holistic approach to healthcare.

 

Thank you for visiting Advocate Health Partners with Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr. Gleis. Please fill out our form to better serve you. With three convenient locations, we look forward to seeing you.

 

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Advocate Health Partners is a dedicated and experienced practice lead by Interventional Pain Management Specialist Dr. Christopher Gleis.  We strive to provide our patients with advanced medical services and expedite the road to recovery.

Chronic pain can potentially prevent you from living the life you want.  Frequently patients simply adapt to the pain and their activities and lifestyle inevitably become restricted.  Advocate Health Partners can provide treatments that can result in pain relief and increased quality of life.

Dr. Christopher Gleis was born in Bay Shore, NY and graduated with high honors from Colorado State University. He obtained his medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine and completed his internship at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Dr. Gleis then began his residency training in Anesthesiology at the University of Massachusetts medical school where he served as the Chief Resident.  Residency was followed by a postgraduate fellowship in perioperative pain management and regional anesthesia at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Dr. Gleis is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is licensed in Florida and Pennsylvania. He is involved with multiple organizations including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine Research Society.

 Dr. Gleis employs a multimodal approach to pain management, treating his patients’ symptoms through interventional pain procedures and non-habit-forming medications if required, without the use of narcotics. Dr. Gleis also has extensive experience in addiction medicine having previously served as the medical director for a prominent drug and alcohol treatment center.

FUNCTIONAL/INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE:

Advocate Health Partners now makes it more convenient by offering functional medicine services in all locations throughout the Tampa Bay area. Having a primary care provider that you have an established relationship with is helpful when health issues arise. The relationship you build with our providers will enable them to optimize your health and wellness. Through a functional medicine approach, we can identify and treat the root cause of your symptoms instead of masking them with medications.

 

Optimizing your health often prevents other related conditions from becoming an issue. Advocate Health Partners integrates traditional medicine with a holistic, systems-based approach.

REGENERATIVE MEDICINE:

Regenerative medicine utilizes various methods for the regrowth, repair and replacement of damaged or diseased cells or tissues to restore normal function.  These treatments are provided in our office or outpatient facility. Advocate Health Partners employs innovative strategies to help promote our patient’s overall health and wellness.

 

Some of the conditions we treat include:

 

Neck and back pain
Spine injuries
Knee, shoulder, hip and joint injuries
Post surgical pain
Anti-aging therapies
Hormone replacement therapy
Holistic weight-loss and nutrition plans

Why We Do Not Accept Insurance Assignment for Functional Medicine Services

Many people who have contacted our office for our services have asked us why we do not bill insurance directly when other medical providers do. We fully understand the financial challenge this presents to some patients, and we wish there were a way for us to bill your insurance company. Unfortunately, at this time, there is not.

 

Here is why:

When clinics bill health insurance companies directly, the doctors are required to become participating providers. The doctors must sign a contract that allows the insurance company to determine which services they will and will not provide and even how certain health conditions are to be treated. In general, insurance companies are not focused on preventive or wellness services. They are heavily invested in the conventional model of health care that too often relies on drugs and surgery. We are committed to the functional medicine model that addresses the underlying causes of your symptoms with specific nutritional and lifestyle recommendations.