Hello, I am Dr. Harold L. Dalton of Florida Spine Specialists; welcome to my blog!!
This is my first blog entry so I thought I would give some background info about myself and our group. I was born a Navy brat in Norfolk Va. and moved to Melbourne Fl. In 1971. I attended the University of Florida where I graduated with both a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. I met my wife while attending UF and we have been married for over 20 years. We have 2 wonderful children.
I attended Nova Southeastern University for medical school. I was blessed to do a residency at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, and my fellowship through Emory University. We were very eager to return to sunny South Florida after the long cold winters in the windy city. (The first January that I was there; there was a total of 14 minutes of sunlight the entire month—I missed them all)
Returning to Florida was always our goal and it allowed me to be the first fellowship trained Interventional Physiatrist in Broward County. Joining forces with Dr. Kalman Blumberg, who is fellowship trained in spine surgery and Dr. Kevin Cairns who is fellowship trained in both EMG & Nerve Conduction studies as well as Interventional Physiatry, has been a wonderful experience. We are the only group of three physicians who are fellowship trained in diagnosing and treating complex spinal conditions in the area.
I look forward to blogging with you, and hope you will find it informative, useful, and occasionally funny.
Harold L. Dalton, DO, FAAPM&R
Florida Spine Specialists
Fort Lauderdale, FL