Dr. Robert Kent

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
Deltona, FL
14 years experience male

Locations

The Kent Clinic Interventional Pain and Spine

Deland, FL

Address

850 W Plymouth Ave, Deland, FL, United States
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My office hours

Thursday: 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
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.

Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Occupational Medicine

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Sports Medicine

Doctor Q&A

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Yes: You should speak with your surgeon if you are having this, but in general, you can have nerve damage, bleeding and infection, as well as scarring aro... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Need workup: This can be caused by multiple issues but you should have this looked at by a physician to rule out more worrisome processes like multiple myeloma or ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not normally: If you are in a completely uncomplicated pregnancy and have been used to that level of activity prior to pregnancy, it should not cause any problems w... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
BRAT diet: When you are nauseous, the more bland the food the better. It will irritate your already irritated stomach less. Bread, bananas, rice (white), apple s... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
There are not any: Thc based pain medications, although some people use Marinol in certain patients to help with both appetite and pain and it can be effective. Marinol ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Depends on cause: Polyneuropathy is just a term describing the affects on multiple nerves, not necessarily what is causing it. Polyneuropathy can be caused from many th... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Number of things: This could be something as minor as gas to as serious as an ulcer or spleen injury. In that general area, you have your stomach, spleen, parts of larg... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Can: Can i minimize the amount of medications they are on? What are some fall risks at home?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
I believe so: The idea of psychosomatic reactions, or physiologic responses to thoughts, feelings, or concerns, is definitely a possibility. Being stressed and worr... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
See a physician: See a physician, be assessed for DVT to be safe, as damage to the sural nerve can cause decreased use/function after loss of sensation, consider dvt. ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Depends on: Severity. The major issues are stability and cord impingement. If a spine is unstable, it will need surgical correction. If it is a stable fracture, i... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not many great ones: There are some over the counter devices such as gentle traction or aid in lordotic curvature relaxing paraspinals. There are also neck stretches that ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
May be hypoglycemic: You may be hypoglycemic. After eating processed sugars, you can have an Insulin spike that lasts longer than the sugars and it drops your blood glucos... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Make sure to visit your podiatrist and ophthalmologist regularly.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Pain is one of the top quality of life issues for cancer patients; be open with your oncologist.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not arthritis: If you have never had an injury to that hand, then at your age, its not arthritis. If you had an old injury, it could be post-traumatic arthritis, but... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Building: Building muscle increases your metabolism and lowers your risk of diabetes mellitus type 2.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
If: If nothing else has helped, a procedure for refractory ptsd is a stellate ganglion block, .
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Depending on what: Type of brain cancer and where the original lesion is, it is possible for metastasis.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
High: High weights, low reps builds, lower weights, higher reps tones warm up and warm down.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Improves: Improves function fast helps healing, recovery prevents progression!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Never: Never return to a game after a concussion or suspected concussion. Long term ramifications.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Make: Make sure you brush your teeth. Increased oral hygiene has been shown decrease chance of mi.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
During: During long flights/drives, take multiple walks about two hours apart to lower chance of dvts.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Not always: Some people have success with breaking the headache with the migraine med, so they do not need other pain medication. However, others need something t... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
May have: He may have irritated a nerve in his upper neck. The nerve roots from the upper cervical spine supply much of the sensation to the head. If these nerv... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Other med regimens: There are multiple options but you will need to discuss with your physician to see if appropriate for you. Effexor can replace Cymbalta but works in a... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
No: While there may be overlapping symptoms in different pathologies, true peripheral neuropathy confirmed by testing such as emg, can not be explained aw... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Ignore: Does your child snore? Adhd can sometimes be related to poor sleep from issues like large tonsils.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Ask: Ask if you have any health issues that would make diet contraindicated. Ask about kidney function.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Difficult to treat: However, nerve pain medications like Gabapentin or Lyrica (pregabalin) can be beneficial. Some medications that can also be used as anti-depressants, ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Toradol: Toradol is more effective at treating the pain than narcotics.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Consider: Consider carpooling to avoid the stress of dealing with traffic on a regular basis.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
No: It should not make your diabetic neuropathy pain worse and it may lead to slightly better glucose control which can slow progression. While I do not e... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Yes it is: Two main things that need to be worked on is loss of extra abdominal weight and core strengthening. Beyond that, postural change is important as well.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Consider: Consider exercise to help combat anxiety!
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Steroid: Steroid injections directly into the joint can help with inflammation in tmj.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Topical, right?: I am assuming you mean topically during massage. Rubbing alocohol can do a couple of things to help get a massage deeper into muscles or relax them. F... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Max 200mg per day: There are a number of ssri's that can work similar to the same way zoloft (sertraline) does, but zoloft (sertraline) has some stronger research behind... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
People experience: Pain in different ways. Some people do not have the same reaction to pain as others. Our brain releases endorphins to counteract the feeling of acute ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Appendix: You would need a good physical exam to decipher what this pain is, but my first thought would be appendix. You could have an early appendicitis that h... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Plenty!: Yoga and pilates have been shown to lower stress, lower blood pressure, decrease incidences of falling and incidences of injuries, and improve overall... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Referred pain: It is most likely referred pain from the abdominal pressure or bowel distention related to the constipation. We can't differentiate pain well between ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Yes, you can: If you did not have any hardware placed after the fracture, you should be fine to progress with a normal pregnancy. If you had hardware, depending on ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It is safe: As long as you take each as directed, they should not have any dangerous interactions as long as you are a healthy individual without any specific hea... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Most likely muscle: While this is most likely muscular pain, any change in back or neck pain when you have history of a syrinx, should be examined to look for any neurolo... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
It should not be: Dangerous for you, as long as it is just a sprained lumbar muscle or ligament, which is fairly common and you should recover in a few days. That is as... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Depends on history: I see you have had some workup, but not knowing more, i would recommend seeing a physician as soon as possible. Blood in your stool can be serious and... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Nothing: Usually the day before the colonoscopy, once you start drinking the solution, nothing other than clear liquids with the solution to clear out your low... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine 14 years experience
Need physical exam: To be sure, but it could be a brachial plexus injury. You would need a thorough history and physical exam to be sure, but that is a possible cause. An... Read More
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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.
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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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