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We found 12 pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Silver 04/100 near Surprise, AZ.

Dr. Abram Hans Burgher, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
9401 W Thunderbird Road; Suite 180
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Abram Burgher is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Patients gave Dr. Burgher an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 262
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Anuj Daftari is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Daftari's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Daftari is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
9401 W Thunderbird Road; Suite 180
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Matthew Ranson is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ranson include pain management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ranson graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Ranson trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He is affiliated with Banner Gateway Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
17061 N Avenue of The Arts; Suite 100
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Matthew Crooks is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass pain management. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crooks honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Crooks completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with Banner Health.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
14420 W Meeker Boulevard; Suite 201
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. David Tom sees patients in Gilbert, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, and Sun City West, AZ. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tom include pain management. He is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Tom performed his residency at California Pacific Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tom is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
14420 W Meeker Boulevard; Suite 201
Sun City West, AZ
 

Dr. Clifford Baker's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baker include pain management. Dr. Baker takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
9401 W Thunderbird Road; Suite 180
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Jonathan Carlson is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Carlson attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Carlson is 1.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson honors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
11124 W California Avenue; Suite G
Youngtown, AZ
 

Dr. David Towns is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Youngtown, AZ. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at Maine Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Towns accepts.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
14780 W Mountain View Boulevard; Suite 110
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan works as a pain specialist and neurologist. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lakhan obtained his medical school training at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received distinctions including The U.S. President's Award for Educational Excellence; Encino-Tarzana Medical Center Foundation Award & Scholarship; and National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Scholarship. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
17061 N Avenue of The Arts; Suite 100
Surprise, AZ
 

Dr. Kent Vosler's medical specialty is pain medicine and family medicine. Dr. Vosler is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vosler takes.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
10503 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 262
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Lawrence Kutz is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Kutz takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Kutz is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Psychiatry, Neurology
10474 W Thunderbird Boulevard; Suite 200
Sun City, AZ
 

Dr. Andrew Gorman is a pain medicine, psychiatry, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gorman accepts. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, Dr. Gorman completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Gorman's professional affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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What is Pain Medicine?

Pain medicine is a specialty closely related to, but separate from, anesthesiology. Whereas anesthesiologists typically work to relieve a patient’s pain during surgery or another medical procedure, pain medicine specialists work to relieve their patients’ pain as they are out living their lives.

Pain medicine specialists treat patients who have acute or chronic pain. The pain may be a symptom of their problem (e.g. they are hurting because they were in a car accident), or the pain may be the problem itself (e.g. they are having migraine headaches). The pain specialist’s goal is to prevent pain from interfering with a patient’s quality of life.

Pain medicine specialists must have a thorough understanding of the physiology of pain, how it is caused, and what effects it has on the body. A good pain medicine specialist is able to evaluate patients who are hurting and who may not always be able to communicate their problems very well. To gain more information about their patients’ condition, pain medicine physicians can interpret specialized imaging tests. Using this information, pain medicine specialists must be able to prescribe a balanced treatment plan.

There are several treatments that pain medicine specialists may use to alleviate pain for their patients. They can prescribe medication, perform certain procedures, and refer patients to rehabilitation services. Often they will recommend multiple treatment methods to be used simultaneously. Some of these pain treatments include:
  • Implantable devices (intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator)
  • Injections (corticosteroids)
  • Medications (Percocet, Vicodin)
  • Nerve blocks (anesthetic injected into a nerve)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Alternative medicine therapies, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and hypnosis

Being in pain takes away your enjoyment of life. It can lead to depression and stop you from engaging in even everyday activities. Because pain can’t be seen or tested for, it is sometimes overlooked by others. A pain medicine specialist works to safely restore your quality of life.