Pain Management Clinic in Bradenton
Lags provides pain treatment and other services for Breadenton, FL and surrounding areas
Lags Medical Centers in Bradenton
Address: 308 53rd Avenue East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm
Primary Providers at this location: Francis P. Lagattuta, MD
Languages spoken at this location: English, Spanish
The Lags pain doctors in Bradenton, Florida focus on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic pain, joint pain, knee pain and back pain using our cutting-edge program: the MAP protocol. This 3-tiered approach addresses pain from the Metabolic, Anatomical and Psychological perspectives – to treat the underlying causes rather than simply covering up the symptoms with medications.
Key Treatments Offered:
EMG/NCV – an electromyography (EMG/NCV) is a test that is used to record the electrical activity of muscles. An EMG is often performed along with a nerve conduction study (NCS).
Ultrasound Guided Injections – an ultrasound guided injection combines the advantages of ultrasound procedures and medication injections. Ultrasound guidance ensures the most accurate and precise delivery.
ENFD Skin Biopsy – Epidermal Nerve Fiber Density tests are used to screen for small fiber peripheral neuropathy. It is performed using a circular blade that removes a small, 3mm (epidermis) skin sample. The sample is sent to our lab to analyze under a microscope where the nerves are physically counted.
SI Injections – a sacroiliac injection (SI) delivers long-acting steroids and numbing medication into the large sacroiliac joint of the lower back where the spine and pelvis connect. This procedure is used to reduce inflammation and pain often found in the lower back, buttocks, groin and legs.
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) – injections represent a newer form of regenerative therapy, where substances taken from a person’s own body are used to treat tissues that are damaged or injured. Referred to as an autologous blood therapy, this treatment uses a person’s own blood components to stimulate and enhance the body’s natural healing process.
Medication Management – we can take over comprehensive medication and opioid management. Our proven and effective ‘tapering-down’ approach is used in combination with interventional approaches and sometimes psychological support to help patients achieve the best possible quality of life.
Insurances accepted at LAGS Medical Centers Bradenton:
While providing the best possible pain care, we do our best to work with you and your insurance – this includes most private, major and state health plans (including Medicaid and Medicare). Feel free to contact us if you have any questions – just call 941-357-1380 and one of our friendly staff members will be glad to assist you.
A few of the insurances that we regularly work with include:
Evolution Healthcare System
Florida Community Care
Prime Health Services
United Health Care Commercial
Referrals can be faxed to us at 855-574-2244
Painful neuropathy / neuropathic pain
Herniated discs (cervical and lumbar)
Carpal tunnel syndrome
Body surface pain
Complex regional pain syndrome
Work-and sports-related injuries
How can I become a patient to get my pain treated at Lags Medical Centers?
Most of our patients are referred out by their primary care physicians to Lags as a pain management specialist. You can learn how to get your doctor to refer to us on our: Patient Resources page.
How long do I have to wait to be seen at Lags Medical Centers?
Most appointments are scheduled within 1-2 weeks, sometimes dependent upon your insurance’s authorization requirements. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Referrals/Scheduling department at 888-712-0015.
I am a doctor. Can I send a patient over for just a consultation?
Yes, we can see your patient just for a consult, in fact, that’s what we do for most first appointments. Getting to know a patient’s history and medical details help us to create a personalized pain treatment plan. Please feel free to contact our Referrals/Scheduling department at 888-712-0015.
Are sick people allowed into your clinic?
No, people with symptoms are not allowed in our waiting room and we take the safety of our patients and staff very seriously. Since the Covid-19 pandemic started, we take extra precautions to sterilize and clean any surfaces that may be touched or affected by patients. You can learn all about our measures being taken on our Covid-19 update page.
What can I expect on my first appointment?
Your first visit is a consultation. The providers at Lags will meet with you to discuss your pain, medical history, records, imaging (x-ray/MRI/etc.) and will examine you. Then they will create a treatment plan customized just for you and your pain. We are confident at Lags you won’t feel like a number, you’ll feel like family.