“Our goal is to be exclusively dedicated to treating patients suffering from pain and debilitating pain conditions. We see each individual as a person who desires an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment to resume a more fulfilling lifestyle.”
The Lee County Medical Society awarded Dr. Daitch the 2016 Physician Award for Citizenship & Community Service. His commitment to excellence in patient care extends far beyond southwest Florida, however.
Dr. Daitch has been a strong advocate for fighting “pill mills” and in the development and implementation of E-FORCSE, Florida Department of Health’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. He has also championed efforts to educate the public and guide his colleagues.
After being awarded a U.S. Air Force Scholarship for Medical School, Dr. Daitch served his country as a Major in the USAF Medical Corps at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Dayton, OH) and is a Gulf War veteran.
While in service, Dr. Daitch was drawn to the emerging field of Interventional Pain Management. After completing advanced training and skill levels, he attained Board Certification in Pain Management and Pain Medicine; one of the first 150 physicians in the world to achieve this.
After providing Anesthesia and Pain Management services at Fort Myers’ Health Park Hospital, Dr. Daitch founded Advanced Pain Management & Spine Specialists (APMSS) in 2001 as southwest Florida’s first office-based Pain Management practice.
True to his commitment to precision skills, Dr. Daitch is an accomplished violinist, having played since the age of five. He has been the Concert Master of the Gulf Coast Symphony for over two decades.
Dr. Daitch has also been an ardent supporter of the community through numerous organizations, particularly those surrounding the performing arts and encouraging children to study science. For example, since 2001, he has served as a judge at Fort Myers’ annual Edison Science Fair.
Dr. Daitch is married and has three grown daughters, who now reside in all three time zones. Whenever possible, he and his wife enjoy traveling to visit them.
Many patients know that Dr. Daitch has raised three talented, beautiful daughters. A little update on Dr. Daitches’ daughter, Danielle, who became a familiar face at APMSS.
Danielle worked intermittently at APMSS since it opened and summers of 2011 and 2012 while in medical school Jefferson Medical School in Philadelphia. She accompanied and scribed for Dr. Daitch when he was seeing patients (with patient permission).
Many patients remember her professional and pleasant demeanor. Affectionately being nicknamed “Mini-Dr. Daitch,” the clinical staff was delighted that Danielle diligently worked to keep her father on schedule!
Danielle, a proud alumna of the University of Pennsylvania, graduated with the Senior Award in Neurology from Jefferson in May 2014. She did her internship at Pennsylvania Hospital, and then she completed her residency in Neurology at Jefferson Hospital in May 2018.
After her internship, Danielle married, becoming Dr. Wilhour. Dr. Danielle Wilhour is currently completing a fellowship in Headaches at the The Jefferson Headache Center in Philadelphia, one of only a few academic headache centers in the country. Founded in 1982, the Center specializes in the treatment of all types of headache pain.
During Danielle’s last year of residency, Danielle was asked to consult on a female patient. As Danielle (now Dr. Wilhour), evaluated the patient, she asked her if she had seen other neurologists or pain doctors. The woman replied, “The best pain doctor in the country is my pain doctor in Fort Myers!” Danielle asked, “Is your doctor Dr. Daitch?” The patient responded, “Yes. Do you know him?”