Dr. Nomen Azeem
Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR
– Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
– Board Certified Interventional Pain Specialist
– Regenerative Medicine Specialist
Hello, thank you for visiting Florida Spine & Pain Specialists. My name is Nomen Azeem and I look forward to becoming your doctor. I am originally from the Washington, DC area. I completed my undergraduate education at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA and medical education at the Ross University School of Medicine. I went on to complete my medical internship at Medstar Harbor Hospital Center in Baltimore, Maryland followed by residency at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in Washington, DC. At that time, I also served as Chief Resident. Upon completion of my residency, I held a faculty position with Medstar Georgetown University/National Rehabilitation Hospital as a Musculoskeletal Medicine Specialist. I then went on to complete an ACGME Interventional Pain Fellowship at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA under the guidance of Dr. Frank J.E. Falco, an internationally renowned pain physician.
After completion of my training I attempted to distance myself form the cold winters of the Northeast. I joined a multidisciplinary pain practice in New Orleans, LA as an Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine Specialist, and shortly thereafter was named the Director of Neuomodulation. I also partnered with the Department of Neurosurgery Tulane Medical Center to become their sole comprehensive pain management provider. While in New Orleans I was named board member for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation which was responsible for bringing the 2014 NBA All Star Weekend to NOLA. After enjoying much success in New Orleans, I decided to move to the sunshine state to enjoy the best of Florida living. Most recently in Sarasota, Florida, I developed the first successful non-opioid based interventional pain clinic in the area.
My background has shaped my understanding of the pain that patients experience and the requirements to treat that pain. My approach to treating pain is comprehensive in nature, and includes physical therapy, interventional procedures and medication management if warranted. In order to effectively treat pain I assure that each patient fully understands the origin of their pain, treatment options, and both my patient and loved ones are actively involved throughout the treatment process. I also strive to provide cutting edge treatments options for patients with even the most difficult pain syndromes.
I have worked hand in hand with other physicians over my career to reshape the way that Pain Management is seen and approached in the medical community. I am currently an Associate Assistant Professor at the USF Pain/Neurology department, and remain active in the academic side of pain medicine. Further, I continue to author peer reviewed publications and text book chapters as well provide further interventional training to physicians at national conferences throughout the year.
In my personal life, family comes first, followed by engaging in various athletic challenges. Although, I am still fairly new to the Gulf Coast, I have become very fond of getting out on the water.