Sanford M Silverman

Dr. Sanford M Silverman

Silver Linings Medical Consultants; Institute of Pain Management
100 East Sample Road; Suite 200
Pompano Beach , FL 33064
Office: 954-545-0106
Fax: 954-545-0107

Introduction

Dr. Silverman is triple board certified in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Addiction Medicine and has testified in trials on the subjects of pain and addiction. He has authored several articles in journals such as Anesthesiology, Canadian Journal of Anesthesia, and Pain Physician. Dr. Silverman maintains an active private practice and has over 22 years of clinical experience. He is the past-president of the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and a board member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

His practice consists of interventional and medical treatment of chronic pain, opioid addiction and currently has an interest in treating complex chronic pain patients who have hyperalgesia.

Dr. Silverman has also lectured nationally on topics including interventional pain management, opioid management, opioid induced hyperalgesia ,addiction issues, and in the area of forensic medicine.

Dr. Silverman is the past president of the Broward County Medical Association and has served locally on various committees and a task force to address prescription drug abuse locally and in the state of Florida.

He recently published a work entitled Controlled Substance Management in Chronic Pain: A balanced approach (Springer) which is a one-of-a-kind text for practitioners who prescribe controlled substances for pain and must navigate the current adverse climate relating to substance abuse and accidental overdose.


Areas of Expertise

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Drug Abuse
  • Independent Medical Examinations (I.M.E.)
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pain Management
  • Personal Injury

Expert Background

Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Medical School: NY Medical College, 1986 MD
Diplomate American Board of Pain Medicine, 1997
Board Certified Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, 1994, recertified 2004; 2014
Diplomate American Board Addiction Medicine, 2008
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, board Member
• American Society of Addiction Medicine
• Florida Society of Addiction Medicine
• Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, President , board member
• Broward County Medical Association, Board of Directors
• Florida Medical Association
• Florida Pain Initiative, Board of Directors (2005-2007)
• United Way of Broward County, Commission on Substance Abuse Prescription Medication Abuse Task Force, Committee Member 2010-2016
• Specialty Section delegate to Florida Medical Association Meeting, 2007-2011
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Lectures and Presentations on Pain Medicine; Medical and Forensic

Defense of Spinal Injury and Failed-Back-Surgery-Syndrome, Hartford Insurance Co., West Palm Beach, FL, May 1998.

Interventional Pain Management, Humana Worker’s Compensation, case management, Altamonte Springs, FL, June 1998.

Analysis of Epidural Steroid Injections and Epidural Neuroplasty, Presented at the Annual meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation, Orlando, FL, September 1998.

Interventional Pain Management, Heritage Summit Worker’s Compensation, case management, Lakeland, FL, January 1999.

Pain Management, Television appearance on Healthcare Today, MediaOne cablevision, Pompano Beach, FL, March 30, 1999.

Defense of Spinal Injury, Insurance and Law Conference on Psychological and Neurological Injury Claims, June 14-16, 1999, LeMeridien Hotel, New Orleans, LA.

Chronic Pain and Regulatory Issues, presented by North Broward Hospital District, April 8, 2000, North Broward Medical Center, Pompano Beach, FL.

Pain Management for the new Millenium, February 2003, Unisource Worker’s Compensation, Sarasota, FL

Pain Management, Television appearance on Healthy Living, Comcast cablevision, Pompano Beach, FL, May, 2003

Pain Management for the new Millenium, November 2003, Vista
Healthcare, Sunrise, FL

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, December 2003, Travelers Insurance, WC division, Orlando FL.

Assessment of Abuse or Addiction in Patients Receiving Opioids for Pain, 59th Annual Workers Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL August 2004.

Pain and Addiction: Strategies for Pain Specialists, Annual Meeting Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Kissimmee FL, July 29-31, 2005.

RESPECT, Regional Emerging Solutions in Pain through Education Communication and Treatment, Miami, FL, November 16, 2005. Case Presentation.

Office-based Detoxification with Buprenorphine, Comprehensive Review Course in Controlled Substances Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Orlando, FL April 15, 2007.

Evidence Based Pain Medicine, Annual Meeting Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Orlando , FL July 27-29, 2007

Evidence Based Pain Medicine, First Annual Pain Management Breakout, 62nd Annual Meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL, August 12-15, 2007.

Pain And Addiction At The Crossroads: Treatment Approaches And Strategies, Sanford M. Silverman, MD & Bernd Wollschlaeger , MD, FAAFP, Florida Society of Addiction Medicine, Annual Meeting, Gainesville, FL, March 1, 2008

Office-based Detoxification with Buprenorphine, Comprehensive Review Course in Controlled Substances Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, St. Louis, MO, July 29, 2008.

Pain And Addiction At The Crossroads: Treatment Approaches And Strategies, Sanford M. Silverman, MD & Bernd Wollschlaeger , MD, FAAFP, Florida Medical Association, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, August 1, 2008.

Risk Management for Claimants Receiving Controlled Substances for Pain, Second Annual Pain Management Breakout, Moderator, 63rd Annual Meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL, August 17-20, 2008.

The Use of Opioids with Chronic Pain, Florida Pain Initiative, 3rd Annual Pain Summitt, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Orlando FL, September 12, 2008.

The Underdiagnosis and Undertreatment of Pain, Haymarket Medical, Roundtable discussion, Novermber 15, 2008, Palm Beach, FL

The Prescription Addiction Radio Show, February 8, 2009, 860 WGUL, Tampa Florida. Pain Management and prescription abuse.

Prescription Drug Abuse: The Silent Epidemic, presented at the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine (FSAM), USF College of Public Health, Tampa, FL. March 6, 2009.

Management of Sedative and Opioid Withdrawal; Office-based Detoxification with Buprenorphine, Comprehensive Review Course in Controlled Substances Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Memphis, TN, May 16, 2009.

Pain and Addiction, Preconference Workshop, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, July 10, 2009

Office Based Detoxification Practice for the Pain Practitioner, Preconference Workshop Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, FL, July 10, 2009

Update on Florida’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, Florida Academy of Pain Medicine, Palm Beach, FL July 12, 2009.

New Opioids and Interactions, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, July 25, 2009

Prescribing Opioids: What you need to know in these troubled times, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Annual Meeting, Boca Raton, FL, July 25, 2009.

Prescription Drug Abuse in Florida: Third Annual Pain Management Breakout, Moderator, 64th Annual Meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL, August 17-20, 2009.

The Silent Epidemic: Program Chair, Vince Carter Sanctuary, Bunnell, FL, Forida Recovery Month, Continuing Medical Education Activity, September 12, 2009.

“The Oxycontin Express”, television documentary, Vanguard, Current TV, October 14, 2009.

Educational Forum on Prescription Drug Abuse: Program co-chair, NOVA Southeastern University, Davie FL, Continuing Medical Education Activity, November 14, 2009.

Florida Crossroads: “The Prescription Drug Epidemic: In-State and Out-of-Control”, WFSU The Florida Channel, documentary , Season 22, 2010.

Pain Medicine and Controlled Substances: Risk Management and Best Practices, Lorsand Continuing Medical Education, LLC, partner and Program co-chair, March 6, 2010, Tampa, FL

Risk Assessment Tools in Pain Practice, Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, May 22, 2010.

Pain Medicine and Controlled Substances: Risk Management and Best Practices, Lorsand Continuing Medical Education, LLC, partner and Program co-chair, June 5, 2010, Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL

Management of Sedative and Opioid Withdrawal; Office-based Detoxification ; Controlled Substance Pharmacology; Pharmacology of Psychotherapeutic and Adjuvant Drugs in Pain Management, Comprehensive Review Course in Controlled Substances Management and Comprehensive Board Review Course; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Chicago, IL, August 9-10, 2010.


Pain Medicine and Controlled Substances: Risk Management and Best Practices, Lorsand Continuing Medical Education, LLC, partner and Program co-chair, August 14, 2010, Valencia Community College, Orlando, FL.

Thwarting Analgesic Dependence: Fourth Annual Pain Medicine Breakout, Moderator, 65th Annual Meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL, August 16-18, 2010.

Pain Medicine and Controlled Substances: Risk Management and Best Practices, Lorsand Continuing Medical Education, LLC, partner and Program co-chair, November 13, 2010, Sawgrass Marriott , Ponta Vedra, Jacksonville, FL.

Management of Sedative and Opioid Withdrawal; Office-based Detoxification ; Controlled Substance Pharmacology; Terminology of Addiction, substance abuse; Substance abuse among Medical Professionals; Comprehensive Review Course in Controlled Substances Management and Comprehensive Board Review Course; American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, St. Louis, MO, August 1-2, 2011.


Office Based Detoxification, Pain Management Update 2011, August 20, 2011, St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Terry Conference Center , Jacksonville, FL.

Risk Management for Claimants receiving CS for Pain: 66th Annual Meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL, August 21-24, 2011

Pain Medicine Breakout, update on FL Law: Fifth Annual Pain Medicine Breakout, Moderator, 66th Annual Meeting, Florida Worker’s Compensation Educational Conference, Orlando, FL, August 21-24, 2011.

Staats, P; Silverman S. Controlled Substance Management in Chronic Pain: A Balanced Approach. Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016. ISBN 978-3-319-30962-0. ISBN 978-3-319-30964-4 (eBook).
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Several dozen
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 50
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 50
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Dozens
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: March 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 7
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 7
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 10
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Consulting, IME, Peer Review, Treatment
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $500
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: $500
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $862.50
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $862.50
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Copy fees $1 per page


References

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