Pain Management and Rehabilitation Center

With locations in Lake City, Ocala and Lady Lake, Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center is an expert in treating pain conditions of residents in Central-North Florida and the surrounding communities, using the latest pain management techniques and procedures available.

Beginning Your Journey to Pain Relief

Pain can have many causes, and there are many possible treatments for your pain. Effective management of chronic pain, or difficult pain situations, frequently requires the coordinated efforts of a pain management team that’s capable of employing an interdisciplinary approach for easing your suffering and improving your quality of life. Has your life been wracked by chronic, acute or a persistent pain problems? Whatever your pain situation is, our goal is to reduce the pain you suffer from. We believe your life should be without pain and fear. Pain brings with it unhappiness, no matter whether your condition is an aggravating ache or a pain that’s all consuming where it feels like you will never see a way out of your pain. See your way to happiness because there is a way with help from Florida Pain and Rehabilitation.

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Our Commitment Is to Helping You Be Pain-Free

We bring a pragmatic approach to our understanding of your pain. Pain is by definition a felt experience, and the true definition of pain is any person experiencing a problem of pain, with that pain being whatever the experiencing person says it is. Don’t let aches and pains torment you, preventing you from capturing all of the best that life has to offer. With advanced pain management technologies that provide sophisticated insights into both your physiology and the contributing factors to your pain symptoms, we can both accurately diagnose and develop a personalized treatment plan that gives you back the life that you deserve. Our commitment is to helping you become pain-free.

Set Up Your Consultation Today

Set up your consultation with the pain authorities at Florida Pain and Rehabilitation, particularly if you have been dissatisfied with your previous pain management treatment. Over the years there have been many instances where we have successfully treated a patient’s pain condition by finding the true cause for their previously misdiagnosed condition, many of which had previously been labeled as “incurable”. At Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center we know that pain is supposed to resolve as the body heals itself with time and proper pain management, but sometimes pain management, if not done correctly, can mask a problem and a patient may become less aware that they need treatment for a deeper problem. Set up your consultation, we want to learn from you more about how intense your pain is, how your pain feels, where your pain is, what, if anything makes your pain lessen, and when your pain started? When a painful injury or pathology is resistant to treatment and persists, we are committed to find the causes of your pain and help you relieve your suffering. The type of pain you have may result in different medications being prescribed, as certain medications may work better for acute pain, others for chronic pain, and some may work equally well on both, but always we begin with a conservative pharmacological approach with your health and safety front and center.

Why Choose Us?

From low back pain to neck pain, headache, fibromyalgia, shingles, arthritis, and multiple sclerosis, when you need pain relief, you need to turn to the pain management experts at Florida Pain and Rehabilitation, founded by Dr. YiLi Zhou, a Harvard-trained, board-certified pain specialist, and neurologist. No matter whether you have debilitating pain from sciatica, neuropathy, osteoporosis, whiplash, scoliosis, bursitis or chest pain, make us your premier provider of comprehensive, multidisciplinary pain management solutions. For those patients suffering from acute or chronic pain, Dr. Zhou believes in providing you with high-quality, individualized interventional pain management treatment, beginning with the most conservative modality first, but always with the goal of helping you to be rid of your pain. To help you be pain-free, we may utilize such pain management protocols as a nerve block, non-steroid ant-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and even antidepressants, as well as a range of other pharmacological pain management and interventional pain management modalities. At Florida Pain and Rehabilitation Center we have a commitment to delivering the highest standards of care for you, which enable us to advance innovative therapies that both restore your health and improve your quality of life. No matter whether you have pain from low back pain, sciatica or even debilitating headache or neck pain, let us help you be pain-free, contact us now to set up your consultation.

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Meet the FLPNR Team

  • Richard Adkins, MD
  • Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu, D.O.
  • Lourdes Varela–Batista, M.D.
  • Vinh-Loc Nguyen, P.A.
  • Irene Aponte Moreno, N.P.
  • Sunny Park, N.P.
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Neurologist in Ocala, FL

Richard Adkins, MD

Anesthesiology Specialist

Dr. Richard Adkins has been in practice for more than 30 years. His specialty is in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine in Ocala, FL

Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu, D.O.

Dr. Hoang (Wayne) T. Vu is board certified by both the American Board of Pain Medicine and the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Vu earned his degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in California in 2003.

Physician in Ocala, FL

Lourdes Varela–Batista, M.D.

Dr. Varela is a fellowship trained pain specialist and board certified PMR expert. Her specialities include physical medicine and rehabilitation and interventional pain medicine. She received her undergraduate degree from University of Puerto Rico and completed her medical degree from New York Medica College. Dr. Varela completed her physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

Physician in Ocala, FL

Vinh-Loc Nguyen, P.A.

Vinh-Loc Nguyen is a NCCPA certified physician assistant and is licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in microbiology and Bachelor of Arts Degree in economics from University of Florida in 1994. He had a successful career in the financial industry before returning to his true passion for medicine.

Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL

Irene Aponte Moreno, N.P.

Ms. Irene Aponte Moreno is an Adult-Gerontology certified Nurse Practitioner and licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. In 2014, she received her Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Jacksonville State University in December of 2006. In 2003, she received an Associates of Arts degree from Southwestern Michigan College. She also completed an Associate degree in Informatics from the University Institute Antonio Jose de Sucre located in Lara State, Venezuela.

Nurse Practitioner in Ocala, FL

Sunny Park, N.P.

Ms. Sunny Park is an AANP and ANCC certified Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner, licensed by the State of Florida Department of Health. She graduated with Summa Cum Laude with Bachelor of Arts in Drawing from Southern Illinois University in 1999. She pursued nursing career and graduated with Associate of Science in Nursing in 2007 and started working as a registered nurse in Cardiovascular ICU in St.Luke’s Medical Center. She continued with her education and graduated with Magna Cum Laude obtaining Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2010 from Cardinal Stritch University. During her nursing education, she was awarded multiple scholarships including the Lamplight scholarship by Milwaukee Nurses Association.


  • Back Pain
  • Chest Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Cancer Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Other Pain Conditions


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