About

Alternative Healthcare Consultants is a division of Aesthesia Pain Care Consultants, which was founded in 1996 by Dr. Ira Fox and Dr. Jay Lasner. Alternative Healthcare Consultants provides certification for the use of medical marijuana. By working with patients to understand their symptoms, address questions, our specialist can develop effective pain treatment plans.

How is Alternative Healthcare Consultants Different?

The medical staff at Alternative Healthcare Consultants consists of Joseph Alshon, DO. He is board certified by

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Board of Pain Medicine
  • American Osteopathic College of Rehabilitation Medicine

Recognized around the nation and the world as a leader in interventional pain treatment, our reputation is unparalleled in the field. Our staff provide an exceptional degree of expertise in successfully treating patients experiencing pain. With our continuous dedication to improving new procedures, concepts, and techniques in pain management, we offer leading-edge care to our South Florida patients.

Why Choose Alternative Healthcare Consultants?

As the first South Florida anesthesia group focusing solely on pain management, Alternative Healthcare Consultants can provide an Alternative by assessing patients need for medical marijuana to help them with Chronic Pain issues. Use of medical marijuana may lead to better sleep, less anxiety and possibly a reduction in the need for pain medicines.

We’re centrally located in greater Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton. Reach out to us today for information about medical marijuana.

Our Physician – Joseph J. Alshon, DO

pic_AlshonJoseph J. Alshon, DO, FAAPM&R, FAOCRM, DABPM joined Anesthesia Pain Care Consultants (APCC) in October of 2015 as an interventional pain management physiatrist. He has been providing pain management and rehabilitative services in Palm Beach County for more than 25 years. In his work with patients, Dr. Alshon diligently seeks to treat the cause of pain as well as provide effective symptom management. He applies his rehabilitation, osteopathic and functional medicine training to provide a holistic approach to pain management, healing and wellness; assessing numerous aspects of the body to offer the most beneficial protocols to control pain, improve quality of life and optimize function.

Dr. Alshon brings significant experience to his new position at APCC. He was the medical director for Pinecrest’s Multidisciplinary Pain Management Program for more than 10 years. He also managed several multidisciplinary outpatient pain management doctors’ offices and was the medical director of a pain management office in Deerfield Beach.

Dr. Alshon earned his Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Nova Southeastern University, previously called Southeast Medical Center, in North Miami Beach. Dr. Alshon completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Temple University/MossRehab in Philadelphia.

He has held a wide array of leadership positions including Chief of Staff at Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital in Delray Beach for two separate tenures, as well a governing board member for four years. He is board certified by numerous professional organizations including the American Board of Pain Medicine, subspecialty pain certification as well as PM&R certification by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Osteopathic Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

Dr. Alshon is a frequent lecturer, speaker and consultant. He was the developer and moderator of a multidimensional faith-based pain support group for many years. He is licensed in both Florida and Pennsylvania.

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