APMS Patient Portal (NextMD)
Mission Statement

Meet our board certified medical doctors

Common Questions about Pain

Conditions Treated

Workers' Comp Info

Your first appointment

Directions

Contact Us: Questions or Comments

Employment Opportunities

Physician articles

Articles of interest

Leaving Town? Need to find a new pain doctor

Patient Education on Procedures

Press Releases

APMSS Commercials

Summer Interns

Social Events

Home



Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists
Jonathan Daitch, MD and Michael Frey, MD
Be wise: the top pain doctors advise
“Pitch Your Pills!”

Should expired medications or unused pills be discarded at least every year?
Yes.

Why?
To save lives! Many prescription drug deaths can be attributed to medications obtained from the family medicine cabinet! Prevent the misuse and theft of our drugs by family, friends, and others.

Can I discard medications in the trash?
Yes! Don’t throw away unwanted drugs in the pill bottle! It is recommended that you mix the pills with an inedible or unpleasant substance like coffee grinds or kitty litter. Place mixture in a plastic bag and seal before discarding in the trash container.

Can medications be flushed without hurting the environment?
Not really! So be cautious and respect our earth. In consideration of our environment, it is never recommended to flush old meds down the toilet and into our water systems. Take the initiative to verify with the appropriate government agencies that any drugs you want to discard via flushing will not contribute to poisoning the earth.

How do I properly discard unused pills or expired medications?
  • Ask your pharmacist
  • Go to the FDA web site
  • Call 888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332)
  • Call Lee County Sheriff’s Office to find the date of the next local DEA “Drug Take Back Program.” Then bring your medications to the location.
Clean out your medicine cabinets before someone else does!



Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists
IS NOT A "PILL MILL!"

"Pill Mills" Kill!

What is a Pill Mill?
A pill mill is a business that prescribes and sells prescriptions drugs such as Oxycontin, Roxycodone, Soma, Xanax, or Vicodin from an onsite pharmacy to anyone that can pay without a proper patient medical examination, diagnostic testing, medical record review, or proof of medical necessity.

Do Pill Mills kill?
  • Yes. 11 people die a day from PRESCRIPTION medication overdose in Florida.
  • Teenage death rates are skyrocketing from the use of prescription medications.
  • Prescription medication is as addictive and deadly as heroin.
  • Pill Mills perpetuate the dispensing and distribution of prescription drugs and related crime.
APMSS is a legitimate interventional pain management medical practice.
The differences between our practice and "Pill Mills" are:
  • We are board certified physicians, researchers, lecturers, and national board examiners dedicated to treating patients with chronic and acute pain. For explicit details regarding our credentials, please visit www.apmss.net
  • We find it reprehensible that patients are given prescription drugs to treat their pain without determining the underlying disease process. Pain is a symptom; it is not a cause.
  • We accept most insurance providers.
  • We do not see walk-in patients. The majority of our patients are referrals.
  • We do background checks on all new patients. We drug test our patients in compliance to Florida law.
  • We do not routinely prescribe narcotics. Our patients are seen on a regular basis and must comply with their treatment plan.
  • New patients who are on high doses of pain medications are DETOXED.
  • We ardently support all anti “Pill Mill” legislation and the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program implemented by the state of Florida.
Everyone in our community should take personal responsibility to keep Florida the "Sunshine State" and NOT the "Pill Ville State."


Fort Myers & Cape Coral
(239) 437-8000
www.apmss.net



Jonathan Daitch, MD
Board Certified, Pain Medicine
Board Certified, Interventional Pain Management
Board Certified, Anesthesiology


Michael Frey, MD
Board Certified, Pain Medicine
Board Certified, Interventional Pain Management
Board Certified, Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine



Do you have expired medications stored in your medicine cabinet? Be Wise: The Top Pain Doctors Advise "Pitch Your Pills!"

In March 2001, Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists became the first medical practice in Southwest Florida solely devoted to the care and treatment of patients who suffer from chronic pain. Patients are seen in the south Fort Myers offices or in the Cape Coral offices.

Dr. Daitch and Dr. Frey are board certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians in addition to their other board certifications in Anesthesiology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
















     Click Here for Notice of Privacy
South Fort Myers
239.437.8000
8255 College Parkway, Suite 200
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Cape Coral
239.437.8000
1425 Viscaya Parkway, Suite #204
Cape Coral, FL 33990