About us

Welcome to Meridian Spine & Interventional Pain Medicine

Providing focused, result driven interventional pain medicine, research, innovation and health safety. 

We are nationally recognized as a center of excellence and offer the latest techniques and therapies to bring you back to Optimum health. Whether your treatment is medical, surgical or cosmetic, simple or complex, the MERIDIAN team takes a scientific approach to uncover the underlying source of your pain and then applies the most effective treatment available to resolve it. We are focused and customize each treatment plan to identify and effectively treat spinal and neurological conditions in the most efficient, scientifically proven, and least invasive fashion. 

Conditions We Treat

When pain persists in any part of the body for more than a few months, it’s considered chronic and needs to be addressed. Sources of chronic pain however are often illusion, complex and require treatment from a fellowship trained pain specialist.

Some of the more common diagnoses include:

  • Neck and Back pain from disc herniation
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Neuropathies
  • Shoulder, knee, and hip pain
  • Unusual syndromes such as reflex sympathetic, dystrophy and pelvic pain
  • Spasticity and dystopia of the cervical and lumbar spine
  • Post-laminectomy fusion syndrome 
  • TMJ, Migraines, cancer pain

Treatments

Your MERIDIAN physician will explore non-surgical treatment first. These treatments might include medication, bracing, muscle stimulation and/or physical therapy. For some problems however, intervention is the only possible solution. By using the latest in minimally invasive techniques, there is a less post-operative pain and faster recovery.

Some of our treatment modalities include:

  • Spinal injections such as epidural steroids or facet blocks
  • Stellar and sympathetic blocks and sympathectomies
  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Percutaneous discectomies
  • Botulinum  Toxin Injections
  • Spinal endoscopy
  • Radio-frequency lesioning for cervical and lumbar facets (RFTC)
  • Intra articular joint hyaluronic acid injections to the knee, shoulder, TMJ and Hip

Other Services and Accepted Insurances
We accept all major insurance plans, HMO’s, Auto, Medicare and Workers compensation. MERIDIAN has extensive experience in the area of worker’ compensation and has earned a reputation for returning injured workers back to work in an effectively and timely manner. In addition, MERIDIAN also offers: Independent medical evaluations, second opinions and expert witnessing.

Meet our team

Dr. Ronald DeMeo is a noted surgeon, scientist, entrepreneur, inventor and philanthropist whose contributions have a significant impact on our local community and beyond.

As medical director of his successful practice, Meridian Spine & Interventional Pain Medicine in Coral Gables, Dr. DeMeo is known for providing patients every day with the highest quality of medical care and attention.

Dr. DeMeo is also known as a technology leader. While working as a physician in the 1990s, Dr. DeMeo managed to successfully invent a breakthrough technology called Demron after becoming concerned that nurses, doctors and technicians were being exposed to harmful radiation on a daily basis. He put his undergraduate education in physics and biochemistry to work and by 1998 had invented material that was easy to wear and provided the highest degree of radiation protection. It wasn't long before first responders recognized the benefits of Demron, and Dr. DeMeo realized the possible applications in government, the military community, including police and fire rescue units, and even space travel.

As president and CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies, he provides health care workers, the military and first responders with his advanced line of patented Demron full-body suits, vests, blankets and other high-tech gear to protect from nuclear radiation, biological and chemical threats as well as bombs and ballistics and heat stress. Based locally in Medley, RST manufactures all its products in a 16,000 square foot facility. The company currently has more than 30 employees and continues to hire locally as global demand for its technologies continues to grow.

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Ronald DeMeo, M.D., MBA

President and CEO of Radiation Shield Technologies
Medical Director of Meridian Spine & Interventional Pain Medicine

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Adrianna Alicia Raudes, PA-C

Dr. Raudes is our newest team member and has graduated from Barry Univeristy with a Bachelor of Biology. She received her Master's in Physician Assistant at Keiser University.

A generous philanthropist, Dr. DeMeo has donated Demron suits, blankets and vests to first responder and military organizations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Most recently, he received global media attention when he took the initiative to donate more than 200 of his Demron Full-Body Suits and Torso Vests to protect the rescue workers in Japan – who would otherwise have had no other adequate protection from the dangerous gamma radiation.

Dr. DeMeo is an exemplary citizen who has brought worldwide renown to South Florida. The author of numerous published scientific articles has secured 13 U.S. and International patents for Demron and has been featured in top-tier media including CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX News, the Associated Press and the Wall Street Journal. He lectures worldwide in the areas of nuclear countermeasures and multi-hazard protective textiles. Dr. DeMeo works with NATO, the U.S. Congress and federal agencies on nuclear countermeasures. Over the years, he has been nominated and presented numerous awards that recognize his achievements.

In all aspects of his life – as a physician, philanthropist and inventor – Dr. DeMeo’s contributions help enrich and save the lives of people in South Florida and worldwide. His belief that we must all contribute to a society in which we live makes him a valued asset to our community.

Our team includes:

  • Dan Edward and Leslie Gillis as office managers
  • Regla Valdez, Patty Perez, Cat Gomez, Jackie and Vanessa Patino as our office team members
  • Lada Deslouches and Elena Bomonina as our laser techs
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