Steven Barna, MD, CLCP

Founder and Physician Life Care Planner

Dr. Barna is a Board Certified, Harvard trained Interventional Pain Physician and a Certified Life Care Planner (CLCP) with a strong clinical background in Musculoskeletal Care.  He is an Editorial Board Member for Pain Physician, the Journal of Life Care Planning and Rehab Pro Journal, as well as a Reviewer for the Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma.  He has been recognized on Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Review List of 150 Pain Management Physicians to Know.  


Prior to coming to Florida, Dr. Barna spent nearly 10 years at Harvard Medical School including roles as Assistant Professor of Medicine and Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, as well as Medical Director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Pain Center.   Dr. Barna also previously served as an Interventional Spine and Pain Physician, as well as Partner at Florida Orthopaedic Institute, the largest multi-specialty Orthopedic group in the state of Florida.  He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society, International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals / International Academy of Life Care Planners Section, and American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners.  

Dr. Barna has significant experience performing utilization reviews of workers compensation pre-authorization cases, disability cases, and peer reviews for causality and investigational procedures. ​ Dr. Barna’s clinical areas of expertise include conservative and nonsurgical interventional care of spine conditions and other chronic pain conditions.   He is currently in clinical practice at Neurosurgical Partners, with offices in Tampa and Sarasota, FL.  

"I have known and worked with Dr. Barna as an expert for several years.  Dr. Barna combines the rare qualities of intellectual brilliance, gifted healer, professional passion and patient compassion.  He is an excellent communicator and has a great rapport with, most importantly, injured people.  


His service as a Life Care Planner is extremely effective due to the above character traits and also the following:  (1) he is a licensed medical doctor; (2) he has received the highest level of Life Care Planner certification and (3) he continues to have an active clinical practice.  In other words, it would be difficult, if not impossible, for his expert testimony to be disqualified and he is a very persuasive patient advocate.  I highly endorse Dr. Barna." 


 -C.R., Plaintiff's Attorney

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“outstanding doctor”


“personable, knowledgeable, and thorough”


“found him to be patient, thorough and empathic”


“compassionate, competent and thorough”


“very kind and understanding of what my issues have been” 


“very informative explaining everything and really listened and understood my condition”


“very professional , warm and friendly”


“highly professional, focused, and really cared about me”

“the best: kind, compassionate, and honest”


“skill and personal attention to my disability”


“has a lot of integrity and does what is best for the patient”


“ engaging, approachable, respectful, friendly, and thorough...explained in a language that I could understand” 


“informative and sympathetic physician who actually listens”


“great care, honest, and really listened to me”


“by far, the most pleasant and professional physician I have ever had the pleasure of dealing with...seems to sincerely care about the pain that I am feeling”