Dr. Lew Little | is a compassionate physician with an overwhelming will to treat patient's while simultaneously educating them to treat themselves. Both an educator and a learner, Dr. Little's education began by graduating with an A.S. of Pre-Medicine at Burlington County Community College, and with a B.S. of Chemistry at Stockton University, where he excelled with Cum Laude honors. Dr. Little then went on to St. George's University School of Medicine to gain a diverse international perspective at the acclaimed university in the country of Grenada. He continued on to complete his internship of internal medicine at Flushing Hospital Medical Center in affiliation with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Little then pursued residency in anesthesiology at SUNY - Brooklyn Downstate Medical Center. Following residency, he advanced to pursue a prestigious fellowship with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in affiliation with the Harvard School of Medicine. Dr. Lew Little is now a member of the Florida Medical Association, American Academy of Pain Management, and the Florida Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. After becoming the Medical Director of St. Anthony Health Care in 2012, he was steadfast in becoming an addiction specialist and trained as a Suboxone/Buprenorphine provider. Following the (super)majority vote in favor of Medical Cannabis in 2016, Dr. Little was also quick to become a physician registered with the Florida Department of Health's Office of Compassionate Use. He did so with extensive training and experience in regards to chronic pain, and with Surgeon General and CDC guidelines in mind - regarding our country's current Opioid Epidemic. Alongside additional modalities for chronic pain management, Dr. Little is delighted to have the opportunity to provide cannabinoid treatments with content in the scholarly research of it's efficacy in treating the listed conditions and with a lower risk of addiction than many other medications on the market today. In his free time, Little enjoys exercising and appreciating the Florida beaches.
John Distasio BMO | is a professional with St. Anthony Health Care. After much research of the unique compatibility with medical cannabis and the endocannabinoid system and the many reports/studies of it's efficacy with 15 years experience in treating pain among other debilitating conditions, Mr. Distasio is pleasured to work alongside our skillful physician in introducing Medicinal Cannabis treatments to patients in Southwest Florida.