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Karyn Tapley, MD graduated from the University of Florida COM and then trained in Ob/Gyn at a large tertiary program in Delaware. Once in practice in the Pacific Northwest, she then went on to get significant additional training in Aesthetics and a Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine. She has since gone on to get Certified in Hyperbaric Medicine and Wound care, and is finishing her MBA through Boise State University. Like many physicians today, Dr. Tapley has had a career punctuated by many changes and moves. Married to a career-military spouse, it was difficult to settle down in one spot to establish a practice. Toxic work environments, unrealistic call expectations, unusable EMRs, and hospital politics all led to Dr. Tapley looking for a way out of medicine just a few years out from training. After attending several non-clinical work-shops she was able to realize that it was specific situations, beyond her control, that were robbing the joy from her. By obtaining a variety of marketable non-clinical skills and not being afraid to make leaps of faith, she has transformed her life, made medicine work for her, and moved ahead during the Covid downturn.
Dr. Stephen Smith is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine and has been working as an Interventional Pain Specialist for over 20 years. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, and later completed his Anesthesiology Residency at St. Louis University Health Sciences Center in Missouri and began his work there in anesthesiology and pain management as an attending physician in chronic and acute pain. He then spent most of his career in Missouri. Later he was recruited as Director of Pain Management at Christian Hospital Northeast and Northwest in St Louis for a decade. He then became owner and Director of Midwest Pain Center and Interventional Pain Center of Chesterfield surgery center for fifteen years while simultaneously serving as Medical Director of SSM DePaul Pain Care from 2010 to 2019. In 2019 he moved to Englewood where he opened Englewood Pain Management. He is excited to join the Ramos Center and to continue to treat chronic pain sufferers in the Englewood and surrounding communities.
Since 1959, the Charlotte County Medical Society has served as the local voice for organized medicine and is dedicated to preserving your profession. As you care for your patients in this ever changing healthcare environment, we care for you. The CCMS is here working for your best interests and that of your patients.
The Charlotte County Medical Society strives to advocate for physicians on issues that affect their ability to practice medicine which impacts all patients. We are committed to helping your physician provide the quality of care you and your family deserve.
When choosing your physician, the CCMS can assist by providing his or her educational background, including specialty training and other pertinent information. The service is offered at no cost by calling 941-625-6229.