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Dr. Robert Kent

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Deltona, FL
13 years experience male

Locations

The Kent Clinic Interventional Pain and Spine

Deland, FL

Address

850 W Plymouth Ave, Deland, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Florida

Cigna

United HealthCare Insurance Company

Medicare

Medicaid

UnitedHealthcare

Kadia Medical

Deltona, FL

About

Bio

Dr. Robert Kent is a triple board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and pain management . He completed medical school in Iowa at Des Moines University. Dr. Kent did his post graduate training at USF Health where he treated veterans coming home from the wars over seas at Haley VA, rehabilitation patients at Tampa General, trained with USF sports medicine as well as interventional pain management at Moffitt Cancer Center. He completed his training at an accredited pain fellowship at Larkin Community Hospital with Nova Southeastern University. He has been Medical Director and Chief of Staff of Healthsouth Altamonte and practiced interventional pain in the Orlando area for the past four years.

Specialties
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Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Dentist as soon as : Possible. You may have developed an abssess and this can be a fairly serious infection if you do not get it treated. Any sign of pus should be assesse... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Long term alcohol: Use can lead to neuropathy. While this is a possible cause of your numbness, there can be others, including injuries or trapped nerves in neck, wrist,... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Pound for pound: Fentanyl is probably one of the strongest pain medications. However, because of its strength, it has to be used cautiously. If you are asking for a pe... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Almost twice: The dose. I would be cautious making this large of a jump in pain medications. I would carefully discuss this with your prescriber. Be aware of increa... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Effects differ: While some may experience a paradoxical calming affect, others may become more agitated or have worse concentration issues. It is also difficult to tr... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
It is important: For physicians to keep pill counts so that pills do not make it to the streets and prescribing rules are being followed. This is not personal, just so... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Need to see a Doc.: You may have osteoporosis with continued pathologic fractures or other issues that are causing easier breaks. If you have had this workup and you are ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Unsure of what: Is causing the tingling, but you should have it checked by a physician as tobacco products can cause different types of oral cancers. Also, as a gener... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Difficult when: Work is needed but pain is constantly there. I would suggest asking if there is anyway to sit during work. Assuming knee pain is basic osteoarthritis ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Ignore: Consider desensitization techniques to compliment medication protocols for neuropathic pain.
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Multiple causes, but: Both things you mentioned can certainly be related. While rare, hypothyroidism can be related to a polyneuropathy such as this. Neck pain related to c... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Everyone's different: Some people bruise easier than others. I would not worry about any pathology related to it.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Did you get checked: Out after the fall? Have you had any other head trauma or neurologic signs? If no other changes, suggest seeing a physician and having them take a loo... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Yes it can: While the disc pathology will not be changed by fibro, the central sensitization to pain is often very increased. This means that the perception of t... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Ignore: If your neurosurgeon recommends a tlso, wear it until cleared by proper xrays.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
It does not affect : The sperm, but it does slightly increase the chance of pregnancy. This increased chance is due to female side and not related to affect on sperm.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Unable to say: Without more information. There are so many things that could cause each or both of these. Would recommend you see a physician to get assessed for an ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
One of the most: Important things is to work on range of motion and strengthening, with focus on the scapula, as posturally this is integral. Scapular dyskinesis is on... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Possible: Final decrease in edema that is showing defects secondary to the surgery. Scar tissue and healing, tissue trauma more proximal can cause divots sligh... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Take to the hospital: Thank you for asking and taking care of your friend. Please take them to the hospital. That is a hefty dose of each medication and snorting Adderall (... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
If you are : Absolutely sure it is only a muscle strain, then no. They will most likely give you some nsaids that you can get over the counter after a long wait an... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Ignore: Consider assistive technology set up early on, like recording voice for speaking technology.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Yes: It is okay, but will most likely not do much for the arthritis. If you have just minimal arthritis, and you feel it is giving you a little extra suppo... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
See a doctor: Its difficult to figure it out on your own and with out specific tests, including a history and physical and possibly a pulmonary function test if nee... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Slower cognition: And reaction time, just as you would notice if you were overly sleepy all the time. It can also lead to agitation and depression. Sleeping every 48 ho... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Therapy is best: Muscle relaxers will not help with nerve issues and if you do not have spasticity, then they will more likely be sedatives then actually treating the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
It is more likely: That you can have allergies to specific medications. However, it is important to understand that the sensitivity and likelihood may be hereditary, but... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Start w/ bracing, PT: If bracing does not work, consider non-habit forming pain medications. Interventional injections and even vertebroplasty can be effective in treating ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Possible connection: Excessively long hair has been related to tension headaches in the past, especially during humidity and temperature changes. However, it would most li... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Complex regional: Pain syndrome is what i believe you are asking about. This is a chronic condition, but the letters crps stand for complex regional pain syndrome. This... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Not great: But it is used to diagnoses lyme disease as it is one of the better tests we have. The cdc recently stated it believes lyme infections are about ten t... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
You can't and: You shouldn't. If you have addiction issues, please see someone to get help. If you want hydrocodone to treat legitimate pain but do not want the acet... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends if they are: Causing problems. A study of asymptomatic patients (no pain or other issues) showed that roughly 40% have bulging or mildly herniated discs and no iss... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Could be many: Things, from gas to constipation to muscular issues to appendicitis. Without more history, it is hard to say what could be causing it. If it is does n... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Surgery or : Extremely constrictive, long term bracing in very specific circumstances are the only options. This deals with pressure on specific nerves as they sta... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Lidoderm can: Help pain pretty much anywhere as long as the pain driver (nerve, muscle, joint, etc) is close enough to the skin that the Lidocaine can penetrate to ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
SI pain can be: Difficult to manage. Physical therapy can help. Consider an si belt which will aid in compression. Injections in the joint can help. Anything that can... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Dehydration,: Electrolytes, and fatigue are the most common causes, but refractory muscle spasms should be checked by a physician as there are some neurologic issue... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Three possibilities: It could be either rheumatoid or osteo arthritis. If the stiffness decreases in the first hour, think more osteo, if it takes a few hours, may be rheu... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Yes, it can be,: But it can also be from bulging or herniated discs or arthritis. You will need a physical exam to be sure where the pain is coming from. A general rul... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Hydrocodone-Yes: https://www.aacp.com/pages.asp?aid=10844;issue=;page=;uid= if you go to above web address, there is an in-depth chart of all medications with any eff... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Take it easy: You can put a lot of strain on your neck with weightlifting and it can be a common cause of disc herniation. For weight lifting, try lowering weight, ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends on the : Supplement, but most of the common supplements, such as creatine or Amino Acids will be fine to take with these medications. However, more importantly... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Safe procedure in: Experienced hands. They will take you into a room with a fluoroscopy machine, which is a c shaped x ray machine that they can maneuver around you. The... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
It could be your: Stomach growling, or more so your intestines with some gas running through them. It also maybe a pinched nerve, as this can feel like a vibration. I w... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Not normally from: Levaquin (levofloxacin). Some people will have myalgias from intermuscular injections, but not joint pain as often. There is evidence linking Levaquin... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends on you: It can help with a sore throat maybe, and some people believe honey has many benefits and it might! however, for overall general, bad health, its not ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Not wrong with you,: But still concerning. There is a congenital disease that causes one to not have appropriate nociception, or pain sensation. This can be dangerous as p... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Depends what it is: From. For example, dysautonomia from a traumatic brain injury, once stabilized and out of early storming, will remain fairly stable. If it is from a p... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 13 years experience
Possible: Depending on how much trauma you have from the car accident, the stress related to the accident as well as any trauma can throw you off cycle.
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Sep 11, 2013
I endorse Dr. Kent. He is providing an outstanding service to the public through Healthtap. The information he provides is clear, accurate, compassionate & responsive. I recommend Dr. Kent.
Mar 24, 2014
Dr. Robert Kent offers a wide variety of modalities and is well trained. Thank you especially for your service to our vets.
Mar 23, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
HealthTap member
This made me feel good. Thanks! Heeeey Dr. Kent! Finally on the road to recovery.I was horrifically scared to start. I'm over the detox now but I literally thought I was going to die..that's positive...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I have severe anxiety and was terrified when told that taking aleve after drinking was SUPER dangerous but since I've only had a few beers and 2 aleve I should be fine a...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! alread¸y on 900 mgs at nite for severely degenerated spiine JUST TODAY upped it from 600 ALSO ON hydromorph contin 9 mg divided dose per day HELPS me with the pain THX F...Read More

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Des Moines University
Graduated 2009MD

Residency

TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL; JA HALEY VA

Residency

TAMPA GENERAL HOSPITAL

Residency

University of South Florida

Awards

Pain Society of the Carolinas, 1st Place Oral Presentation 2012
University of South Florida Research Award 2011
Chief Resident- USF PMR 2012-2013

Affiliations

Nova-Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine
Larkin hospital
Florida Hospital

Publications

Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Principles and Practice
Rehabilitation Medicine Core Competencies Curriculum Textbook
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