Dr. Bernard Canlas

Pain Management
Jacksonville, FL
29 years experience male


Florida Institute of Pain Medicine

Jacksonville, FL


6144 Gazebo Park Place South , Suite 102, Jacksonville, FL

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida




UnitedHealth Group

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AvMed Health Plan

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

CIGNA Health Care

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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

First Health Group Corporation

Great-West Healthcare

Medical Mutual of Ohio


UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company

Florida Institute of Pain Medicine

St. Augustine, FL



I am a pain specialist that believes in multidisciplinary approach to pain. I am a board certified anesthesiologist with fellowship training in Pain Medicine (board certified). I am a big believer in educating not only the community but my colleagues as well. I have been the course director for continuing medical education in pain medicine. MY area of interest is in the field of neuromodulation particularly spinal cord stimulation. I have published articles on this field. I am also deeply involved in cancer pain management and I am an active member of the cancer committee of my hospital. I am very passionate about caring for patients in pain. I travel internationally and give educational lectures on the field of pain medicine. I am proud of the fact that I introduced spinal cord stimulation and other interventional modalities for pain in the Philippines. My colleague and I were recognized to implant the first Medtronic 5-6-5 paddle lead in Southeast Asia. I like traveling with my family and meeting people from different countries. I love reading books especially those written by my fellow physicians.

Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management, Board Certified

Anesthesiology, Board Certified

Doctor Q&A

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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
See your doc: The first thing you need to do is see your doctor so that a proper examination can be performed. It is important to order also laboratory studies to e ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
What are you asking?: Your question is incomplete. Was the onset gradual or sudden? How would you describe it? Is it constant or intermittent? Does it refer to other parts ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
29 years experience Pain Management
Go see your doc: One of the things you have to rule out is if he is having symptoms consistent with cervical radiculopathy/radiculitis. This is an irritation of the ne ... Read More
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Feb 4, 2013
Cautious, careful to do no harm. Gotta appreciate that!
Jan 29, 2013
Great responses, very accurate!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Canlas is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I wa sick the week be4 with horrible flu tok anythg & everythg . But still lost to why perc was not in system .. I tke 8-10 a day ! It's wrg
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I'm currently recovering from a severe concussion. However, my previous ailments surrounding OA are causing extreme pain
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! I have found that certain meds are powerless on certainbody parts

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, Philippines
Graduated 1991MD




Cabrini Medical Center


Recognized as the first to implant the 5-6-5 paddle lead in southeast Asia and the first to implant a spinal cord stimulator system in the Philippines-Medtronic Corporation
Recognized as among the first in the United States to to implant the ANS-St. Jude Lamitrode Tripole 16C Paddle Lead - St. Jude Neuromoodulation
First to perform Radiofrequency Rhizotomy for chronic spinal pain in the cervical and lumbar region in the Philippines - FAMED October 2000


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