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Qualifications and Experience
Sunil J. Panchal, MD, is also serving as President of the COPE (Coalition for Pain Education) Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation. Dr. Panchal was most recently Associate Professor in the Departments of Oncology and Anesthesiology and Director of Interventional Pain Medicine at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute of the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa, Florida. Previously he served as Co-Director of the Chronic Pain Service as well as Director of the Multidisciplinary Pain Fellowship Training Program at Johns Hopkins University and subsequently as Director, Division of Pain Medicine at the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York. Dr Panchal received his medical degree from Albany Medical College of Union University in Albany, New York. Dr Panchal performed a residency in anesthesiology at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and then completed a fellowship in pain management at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He also completed the Business of Medicine Graduate Program at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr Panchal has held leadership responsibilities in many professional societies, including the Committee for Pain Medicine for the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Dr. Panchal also served on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Pain Medicine. He served two terms on the Board of Directors of the Eastern Pain Association, was President-elect of the Association of Pain Program Directors, and Chair of the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine scientific program committee as well the American Academy of Pain Medicine scientific program committee. Dr Panchal has authored and co-authored a number of abstracts, journal articles, and book chapters. He currently serves as an invited editorial reviewer for Clinical Researcher, Anesthesia and Analgesia, Pain, Pain Medicine, and the Clinical Journal of Pain. He previously served as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care and of Seminars in Pain Medicine. Dr. Panchal also served as the Chair of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Cancer Pain Panel and has lectured widely at the national and international level. He is actively involved in the development of novel analgesics and neurostimulation devices, and in clinical research protocol design.
Verified Patient Reviews
Wants to go str8 to surgery wouldn't let me speak. His staff very courteous. Him never ever would recommend.
Decent appointment... But the purpose of my visit wasn't fulfilled even though I had spoken with the front desk on the phone before making the 70+ mile drive, I took the day off and everything... Just to be told the opposite of what the front desk reassured me on the phone prior to setting the appointment.... Unfortunately now I'll likely not be able to get the treatment I need because I won't have any time left on the remainder of my health insurance policy....
He talked a hundred miles an hour, I could barely keep up. He acted like all he wanted to do was get me out of his office as fast as humanly possible. He stopped taking notes on the symptoms I was giving him in order to rush me out the door, which made me feel very embarrassed that I was trying to share with him the symptoms of pain that plagued me daily. My appointment time was 11:00am. I walked out the office door at 2:15pm and I was his last patient of the day. With his child waiting in the lobby, it's no wonder he rushed me out the door. Although I made my appointment and filled out a new patient paperwork through zocdoc - when I got to the appointment, the receptionist and the doctor didn't know how to get the information from zocdoc. I had to fill that information out all over again. In the spirit of fairness, two patients told me that he was a good doctor, helped them, was compassionate and "really listens". I unfortunately didn't get any of that at all. His disposition was professional, cold and a kind of a controlled annoyance with what I don't know. I have waited a very long time for pain relief and I'm feeling pretty desperate but I can't decide whether to go back to him or not. He makes me feel like garbage. No compassion whatsoever.
Pain management but don't want to relieve your pain office was dirty saw a roach in office would not recommend
Dr Panchal offered an excellent alternative to taking opiods/narcotics. Very professional and staff friendly and efficient.
I nearly gave up hope for finding some relief from my chronic pain as it has become increasingly worse the past 6 wks. Dr. Panchal was on the Baycare associated doctors list and that was good by me. Setting up the appt was quick and I was given the next earliest date. Dr. Panchal spent a lot of time going over my history, my symptoms, a few physical tests, and asked me a lot of questions. He really wants to help and digs deep to figure out what's wrong. I'm very happy with my decision to meet him and very hopeful I will find relief.
Professional. Explains medical problem in clear precise layman terms that are easy to understand. He communicates well. Although the office was very busy our personal time with Dr. Panchal was not rushed. We left understanding the nature of the problem and the of treatment plan. The front desk was very pleasant and friendly but the lovely ladies seemed overwhelmed. All in all a very good experience.