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Dr. Devang Padalia, MDDr. Devang Padalia

Dr. Devang Padalia is a highly trained interventional pain medicine physician with over 16 years of experience. He is fellowship-trained and holds dual board-certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Padalia emphasizes a multidisciplinary approach to pain management and is an expert in various diagnostic specialties and treatments of complex pain associated with spinal and vertebral pathologies.

He is proficient in a variety of diagnostic specialties and treatments for injuries related to automotive accidents.

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    Dr. Padalia has a passion for both academics and research and is widely published as a primary author in many journal articles, review articles, and book chapters. These publications include topics on spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pumps, steroid injections, facet joint pain, topical analgesics, and many other important subjects in the field. He serves as an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida. During this time as a professor, he was awarded as “Educator of the Year” three times in recognition of his outstanding work in teaching. He has trained over 50 practicing pain medicine physicians during his time in academic medicine. In addition he has also been involved in a diverse group of societies and has been invited to present clinical cases at numerous conferences including the American Society of Anesthesiologists, North American Neuromodulation Society, American Pain Society, American Academy of Pain Medicine, and American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

    Dr. Padalia is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed his Anesthesiology residency training at the University of South Florida. He completed his fellowship at the prestigious ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Florida. During his fellowship, he also received extensive training in headaches and facial pain management. His interest in cancer pain management led him to work at one of the nation’s top cancer institutions, Moffitt Cancer Center. He served as the Section Chief of the Interventional Pain service at this honorable institution.

    Dr. Padalia is known by his patients to be a caring and compassionate physician that believes in a holistic treatment approach. He lives an active healthy lifestyle which includes being an avid scuba diver and boating enthusiast. He also enjoys traveling with friends and family.


Dr. Yamilet Neninger, MD Dr. Yamilet Neninger

Dr. Yamilet Neninger is the Founder and Medical Director of the Pain & Wellness Institute in Tampa, Florida. She completed her education as a general physician at the University of Havana, College of Medicine and later relocated to South Florida to continue her training with an Internship in Internal Medicine, a Residency in Anesthesiology and a Fellowship in Pain Management at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine.

Dr. Neninger also completed a Fellowship program in Stem Cell Therapy with American academy of Anti-Aging in 2016.

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    Dr. Yamilet Neninger pursued her Internal Medicine internship, completed her Anesthesiology residency and her Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Florida, she also participated at several clinical researches at H. Lee. Moffitt Cancer and Research Institute. After the completion of her training Dr. Neninger held an academic appointment at the University of South Florida, College of Medicine. She is a dedicated and experienced pain management specialist and anesthesiologist who has been a pillar of the Tampa Bay area for the past 16 years.

    Since 2004 she has been in a very successful private practice, culminating in her founding of Pain & Wellness Institute in 2007. She practices pain medicine with a focus on the patient rather than the disease; her approach combines patient education and empowerment using prevention, alternatives therapies, the latest medications, and cutting edge interventional procedures to provide relief for her patients.

    Dr. Neninger will work with you to identify the source of your pain and determine the best way to treat it. She believes in listening to each patient and creating a partnership to maintain and improve lifelong health. At Pain & Wellness Institute we treat pain at its root. Dr. Neninger draw upon alternative and mainstream therapies to find ways to relieve your suffering and get you back to feeling great again.

    A leader in minimally invasive treatments for pain relief, Dr. Neninger is also dedicated to the overall wellness of her patients. In an effort to further support her mission, she uses integrative methods for a total lifestyle enhancement and prevention of chronic diseases. The experts at Pain & Wellness Institute are committed to teaching patients how to follow healthy lifestyles and reach their wellness goals.

    Dr. Neninger is a member of the American Academy of Integrative Pain Management, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, Florida Society of Interventional Pain and the American of Anti-Aging Medicine. She has treated thousands of patients from the Tampa Bay and beyond and is consistently rated the top pain physician on multiple surveys. She is eager to help the wider community to receive the care they deserve. Dr. Neninger and her dedicated team look forward to meet and work with you to improve your pain, your quality of life and your well-being.

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Patients’ Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

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Vitals Compassionate Doctor Award – 5 Year Honoree recognizes doctors with the highest scores in bedside manner for five consecutive years. This honor is granted to a few distinct doctors in the United States based on experiences shared by patients.

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Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician’s overall and bedside manner scores.

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Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.