Spine examination at Advaced Ortho

Our comprehensive program utilizes the latest in treatments, technology, and research to care for you. Our advanced clinical skill and compassionate approach to treating your neck, back, shoulder, wrist, knee, and hip injuries and disorders will provide you with a well-defined road to recovery.

The Advanced Orthopedics team has a patient first approach and provides a single source of communication for every patient which keeps you informed, eases stress, and enhances recovery.

Our goal is to keep your complex musculoskeletal system working at its best through advanced technology and procedures designed to keep you as active and pain free as possible.

Meet the Doctors


Michael A. Thomas, DO Neurosurgeon


Michael A. Thomas, DO is a board certified neurosurgeon who practices general neurosurgery with a specialty in minimally invasive spine surgery, skull base and endoscopic brain surgery. He treats conditions and diseases affecting the nervous system, which includes the brain, spine, spinal cord, and the peripheral nerves. Dr. Thomas has been referred to as a patient-focused professional and a conscientious and skilled neurosurgeon by his colleagues. He is certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Surgeons with a Neurosurgical discipline and the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners.
Dr. Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from William Jewell College in Liberty, Michigan in 1987 and earned his medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in 1991. He did his post-graduate training at Tulsa Regional Medical Center. He did his post-graduate neurological training at a number of locations including Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Schneider’s Children’s Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York College of Osteopathic, North Shore University Hospital, NYU, and NYUCOM.
Dr. Thomas practiced general neurosurgery in Washington state for 17 years before coming to Florida where he completed a spine fellowship at the University of Miami in March of 2015. While in Yakima, Washington, he worked as the Chief Neurosurgeon at the Central Washington Neuroscience Center and had a private practice. Throughout his career, he has performed a variety of procedures and has created a number of videos to teach medical students at Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences. He is currently licensed in both Washington and Florida. He has previously held licenses in Oklahoma and New York.

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Morgan P. Lorio, MD, FACS, Orthopaedic Spine and Hand Surgeon


Dr. Morgan Lorio is triple board certified in spine, orthopaedic and hand surgery. Since recovering from a significant spinal injury, he has become a renowned advocate for spinal injuries, an expert in spine policy, and a notable pioneer in spinal technology. He has special interests in cervical spine pathology affecting the upper extremity, artificial discs, motion preservation, and minimally invasive spinal surgery, as well as in issues particular to the female spine, such as sacroiliac joint disease and vertebral augmentation.

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Monica McPhail-Pruitt, MD Pain Management Physician


Dr. McPhail-Pruitt is double board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology. She holds a primary certification for anesthesiology and a specialty certification in pain medicine. In addition she is certified as an ACLS provider and a BLS provider with the American Heart Association. She is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, American Society of Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine, American Medical Association, and Florida Medical Association.
Dr. McPhail-Pruitt received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan in 1991 and her Doctor of Medicine from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She did her anesthesiology residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and also completed a Multidisciplinary Pain Management Fellowship at the same institution.


Dr. Barry E. Schapiro, MD Orthopedic Specialist


Dr. Barry E. Schapiro specializes in arthroscopic knee, shoulder, hip, ankle and wrist surgery, as well as complex ligament reconstruction and total knee, hip, and shoulder replacement surgery. He has extensive training in orthopedic traumatology and management of extremity trauma and fractures. Dr. Schapiro utilizes advanced cartilage and joint preserving techniques and minimally invasive procedures to get his patients back to their active lifestyle.
Dr. Schapiro received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida in 1994 where he graduated with distinction on the President’s Honor Roll for having a perfect 4.0 grade point average. He received his medical degree from the University of Miami in 2000 where he was a member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society and graduated in the top 10 percent of his class. He was also a member of the Iota Epsilon Alpha International Medical Honor Society and the Golden Key National Honor Society. He completed his orthopedic residency at Henry Ford Health Systems, a Level I Trauma Center, in Detroit, MI in 2005 and as a resident was awarded the Robert H. Frost, M.D. Memorial Award for Outstanding Research. In addition, he received Medical School Clerkship Honors in Surgery, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, and Generalist Primary Care.