Alex Khromov, MD, FAAPMR, is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation and fellowship trained in pain management. He completed
his undergraduate training at Cornell University and earned his
medical degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine. His residency training was performed at Albert Einstein Montefiore Medical Center in New York City, in the
field of physical medicine and rehabilitation.
He moved on to the central Florida
region for further fellowship training at one of
the largest multidisciplinary pain centers in the region, where he was named Associate
Medical Director. His tasks included the
treatment of over 150 patients per week using medical management, multiple
spinal injection techniques, nerve blocks, and peripheral joint injections as
well as proper preventative care and education.
On countless occasions he was noted by patients and peers alike for his
strong medical care and compassion.
Dr. Khromov conducts regular
speaking engagements and lectures for colleagues and various healthcare
workers. He is a member of multiple medical
organizations including AAPMR (American Academy of Physical
Medicine and Rehabilitation) , APS (American Pain Society) and ISIS (International Spine Intervention
Society). He has active privileges at
Florida Hospital system in central Florida and Sanford Hospital and is accepted to
multiple insurance plans including Medicare, BCBS, Aetna,
Cigna, United Healthcare, and multiple workers compensation plans.
Dr. Kristeen Ortega is a
Board Certified physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She is
Fellowship-Trained in Pain Management. Dr. Ortega
completed her medical education at the Cebu Institute of Medicine, Cebu City, Philippines.
She was Chief Resident physician during her Internal Medicine residency
training and was a practicing Board-certified Internist.
She started at
the New York Medical College Internal Medicine program in New
York, NY before proceeding to
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training where she served as
Chief Resident physician in her final year, also with the New York Medical
residency program in New York,
She was staff
physiatrist at Jacobi Medical Center (a
Level 1 Trauma Center and Stroke Center), and North
Hospital in the Bronx,
NY. Dr Ortega had both acute inpatient and outpatient responsibilities in addition to
supervising and teaching resident physicians of the Albert Einstein
PM&R program. Soon after she
was became Medical Director of the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit at the Westchester Medical
Center at Valhalla, NY. Dr Ortega obtained extensive experience in the acute rehabilitation of patients
with multiple trauma, stroke, spinal cord injuries, burns, debility, in
this Level 1 Trauma, Burn Center, Stroke
Center, and Cerebrovascular Center.
Her additional duties included instruction/supervision of New York Medical
College medical students. She enjoys
teaching and has held academic appointments at the New York Medical
College as Instructor of
Rehabilitation Medicine, and Assistant Professor of the Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine. She moved from New York to Texas, and
was staff physiatrist at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical
Center in Fort Hood, Texas.
She left Texas to pursue Pain Management
fellowship training with the National Pain Institute in Florida. Dr Ortega practiced Pain
Management and Physical Medicine and
Rehabilitation in Longwood, Daytona Beach,
and Ormond Beach, Florida
before she joined Dr. Khromov at Sports and Spine Center
Here are a few fun facts about Dr. Ortega:
was born in the Philippines
and speaks the national language (Filipino) and two other regional
languages (Waray and Cebuano) fluently.
graduated cum laude in her undergraduate studies in Bachelor of
Science in Medical Technology. She was especially interested in
Microbiology and Parasitology and if she could not be a doctor,
"I could have happily worked all my life with my petri dishes,
test tubes, and microscope."
has lived in several places including: the Philippines, southern California, New York City,
- She enjoys spending time with her family,
attending dance parties and gatherings, trying new food and
restaurants, and watching live performances.
favorite form of exercise: "I find group classes very relaxing
since all I have to do is follow along. I have been attending Zumba
classes 1-2x weekly since 2001. I also used to attend boot camp
and other high impact group classes regularly, but lately I find
myself practicing yoga more."
favorite subjects in school: "Literature and Physics."
least favorite subject in school: "Math."
At Spine Sports & Pain Medicine,
Dr. Alex Khromov and Dr Kristeen Ortega welcome patients who seek quality care in the management of
their pain-related conditions, including proper diagnosis and management by
physicians with true
Regenerative medicine techniques using placental based tissue and live stem cells are now a part of our treatment arm as we strive to provide innovative break-thru treatments in improving the lives of patients in our community.
1565 Saxon Boulevard
Deltona, FL 32725