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Dr. Bernard Canlas

Pain Management
Jacksonville, FL
31 years experience male

Locations

Florida Institute of Pain Medicine

Jacksonville, FL

Address

6144 Gazebo Park Place South , Suite 102, Jacksonville, FL
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My office hours

Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Practice website

Fax

9048804605

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

CHAMPUS

Medicare

UnitedHealth Group

State Farm Insurance Companies

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

AvMed Health Plan

Bankers Life and Casualty Company

CIGNA Health Care

Coventry Health Care

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

First Health Group Corporation

Great-West Healthcare

Medical Mutual of Ohio

Tricare

UniCare Life & Health Insurance Company

Florida Institute of Pain Medicine

St. Augustine, FL

About

Bio

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.

Specialties
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

Anesthesiology

Doctor Q&A

94 Answers
4 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Re: muscle: Trigger point is a taut band or nodule along muscle fibers. There are various theories regarding its cause. Once you palpate a trigger point it repr... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
There is none.: Muscle relaxants are typically prescription medications. These are generally prescribed based on the physician's evaluation.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Yes, but...: Trigeminal neuralhgia is a painful neuropathic condition. Ideally you should not take these two medications together. Opioids alone do not generally ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends: Backaches is general term. What are the associated symptoms of your backache? One has also to identify the causes of the backache. Is it due to your l... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
No: Percocet is an opioid indicated for pain not as an anti-anxiety medication. There are other medications indicated for this. See your doctor or a psych... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Pos. lumbar cause: Possibilities include nerve irritation that originates in your lumbar spine that is irritating the nerves that distribute to your groin. It could also... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
No: It is not recommended to take alcohol (don't know how much you take) with an opioid lie vicodin.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Many causes: I think what you are trying to say is lower abdomen instead of lower stomach. The two main systems that may be at play here are your gastrointestinal ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Have it checked: Pain is both a symptom and a disease. Just taking narcotic medications without trying to find out the cause is not the way to address your problem. Ha... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
See your doc: I would strongly recommend seeing a physician. A thorough assessment including possible risk for neurologic deficit should be done immediately.. Cons... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Yes: It would be nice to know if you have mentioned what caused your right hemiparesis. Was it due to stroke? Other neurologic causes? Because there is suc... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
About 3-6 months: Assuming there are no serious etiologic cause for your back pain, most recovery within 3 months. There are various modalities that your doctor can r... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
See your doctor: If you are hurting after an epidural you might want to see the doctor who performed this. Was your epidural for labor and delivery or was it due to lu... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
It could be a nerve: A burning type of pain suggest nerve irritation. There are nerves that run underneath our ribs, and can cause intercostal neuralgia. Usually this typ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Be vigilant: Oxycontin - oxycodone is a chemical name. It is prepared in an extended release form. It is a schedule ii drug accdg. To dea schedule/ it is a potent ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Have you seen your d: I don't know who made the diagnosis of your si joint dysfumction. But aside from medications and physical therapy. An interventional pain physician ca... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
It could be: You have to qualify what type of neuropathy do you have. Was there an identifiable cause and what is its extent. What are your current treatment regim... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
It depends: Ususally it ranges from 1-6 months. It should not be painful as more modern intra-operative and post-op pain control are available. Regarding rsd, thi... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Slow transit time: Opioids slow transit time and that may be a reason you have not had a bowel movement. Take some otc laxatives if yo have no success see your doctor.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
I agree: The symptoms you described and despite intake of the medications his symptoms have persisted, it is best that the patient be evaluated by a physician.... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
No: That is a serious offense and that amounts to drug misuse.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
It depends: I hope you are not thinking that a medication will have no effect at all with the child you are carrying. Most drugs have warnings in the pregnant pa... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
May not be related: The symptoms you are describing may be unrelated to your occipital neuralgia. You might want to see an ENT specialist for your ear problem.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends: The answer depends on what you are comparing to. If you are comparing it to non opioid pain relievers definitely it will be stronger. There are howeve... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Probably not: The main issue is between Percocet (oxycdone) and ratio-linoltec (which has codeine). I am not a pharmacologist but there is potential overdose respir... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
It depends: The question you are asking can have different answers from superficial causes like a trigger point in your abdominal muscles to potential organ invol... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
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
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Ask your doc: If I am getting your question right, you are asking if you could have a stronger pain medication. First of all, i would strongly recommend you bring ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
No: Oxycontin is a prescription opioid medication.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Bring her to her doc: I am assuming it is 79y/o not 19 y/o. Shingles typically presents with a painful rash along a segment or dermatome of the body. Since the shingles vi... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends : Mixing two different opioids (codeine and oxycodone) may not be a good idea as this can lead to cumulative effects. In addition to this, the total dos... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Thoracic region: I am assuming you are talking about the inner or medial aspect of your upper arm. This region is subserved by your upper thoracic nerve like your t2. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
There are a lot: It depends on what symptoms are you experiencing in your neck and back. Conservative treatments like nsaids, acetaminophen, topical medications, physi... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Not recommended: Long acting or extended release pain medications are not normally recommended for post-operative pain control.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Don't self medicate: As stated before taking anything have yourself evaluated by a physician. Don't take a short cut.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Hard to say: I will be honest with you, while your symptoms are definitely bothering you, it with be a disservice on my part to give you a possible diagnosis witho... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends: Understand that not all pain can be just treated with opioids. Have a doctor check you to find out what is causing your pain rather than just taking ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Possibly: A scar neuroma may be capable of sending abonnormal pain signals. You will know if this is causing it is if you press down on you scar and it reproduc... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Probably bursitis: Knee pain especially on kneeling is suggestive of bursitis most likely prepatellar bursitis. There are numerous fluid filled sacs on the knee joint th... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Cevical issue: Although your question is incomplete, the first that thing to consider is what are the other associated symptoms. Some patients who has this complaint... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends: This is assuming your back pain is due to an arthritic or inflammatory medication. Depending on the NSAID you are taking you also have to be concerned... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
I agree: The main issue is the Acetaminophen content of lortab. At the rate she is taking her lortab this amounts to 7, 500mg - 10, 000 mg/day. This is almost... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends: Your question is very general and incomplete. You need to be more specific on which part of your body is hurting. Depending on your physician's asses... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Need that checked: If I am understanding your question, your mother has an open wound with possible infection and is having sever pain from this. If this is correct you ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Need to see you doc!: If your pain is this intense then go see a physician. Did your neck and shoulder pain start gradually, suddenly or was there a precipitating cause? Th... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Depends : Before you make a self diagnosis and rule out potential causes, why not have yourself examined by your doctor. Aside from obtaining your history an o... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
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 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Hip disorder: Have your physician evaluate you and possibly order x-rays of your hip to rule out a primary hip pathology such as arthritis or bursitis of your hip. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Mainly for pain: Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen is a schedule iii medication used for moderate to sever pain. It is an opioid and therefore is a prescription medicatio... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Canlas
Pain Management 31 years experience
Lumbar disease: The type of pain you are describing may be indication of arthritic changes of your lumbar spine with irritation of your lumbar nerve roots. However, o... 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 very much for your answer. I haven't taken these together before now, so I appreciate the information.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

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

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE HOSPITAL

Residency

Cabrini Medical Center

Awards

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

Affiliations

Memorial Hospital of Jacksonville
St. Vincent's Southside

Publications

Spinal Cord Stimulation for Control of Low Back Pain After MUltiple Corrective Surgeries for Severe Scoliosis: A Case Report
Review Article: Current Updates on Post-operative pain management
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