Dr. Melanie Rosenblatt, is a graduate of SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine. She completed her anesthesia residency and pain training at St Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse, NY. She is board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Management and Addiction Medicine. She has been practicing in South Florida since 1995 and maintains her private practice in Boca Raton and Pompano Beach, Fla. She is the Medical Director of Pain Management for Broward Health North, a level II trauma center where she is the chairperson of the Credentials and Qualifications Committee and sits on the Medical Executive Board, and also Medical Director of Acute Pain Management at Holy Cross Hospital. She has worked with the DEA and local law enforcement to crack down on pill mills in South Florida. She is on the advisory board of several pharmaceutical companies in developing abuse deterrent formulations of opioid medications. She does expert medico-legal review for both plaintiff’s and defense cases. She treats many celebrities and retired athletes in her private practice. She lectures nationally about safety and risk assessment in the treatment of chronic pain in these challenging times. She was featured in the 1 hour documentary Pain Matters. She is a recognized leader and national expert in her field.
Recently, a patient threatened to write a bad review if I didn't give him intravenous dilaudid, a strong pain medication. [Full Story]
Recently, a patient threatened to write a bad review if I didn't give him intravenous dilaudid, a strong pain medication. [Full Story]
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