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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burgher include pain management. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Burgher is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Burgher performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ranson's areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Gateway Medical Center. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Ranson accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Daftari include pain management. Dr. Daftari is affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daftari honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 expertise for Dr. Tom include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Desert Medical Center. Dr. Tom attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tom trained at California Pacific Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Tom takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Matthew Crooks is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Crooks obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. On average, patients gave Dr. Crooks a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. He studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Baker completed a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In Dr. Baker's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Baker is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Baker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Desert Medical Center, and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jonathan David Carlson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
9401 W Thunderbird Road; Suite 180
Peoria, AZ
 

Dr. Jonathan Carlson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Carlson is 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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

Dr. David Towns' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Youngtown, AZ. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maine Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Shaheen Lakhan's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease); he sees patients in Surprise, AZ. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lakhan is a graduate of Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, The Ruth and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include The U.S. President's Award for Educational Excellence; Encino-Tarzana Medical Center Foundation Award & Scholarship; and National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine Scholarship. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Kent Vosler specializes in pain medicine and family medicine and practices in Glendale, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Surprise, AZ. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Vosler honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Banner Health.

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

Dr. Lawrence Kutz works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Sun City, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, and Phoenix, AZ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kutz include pain management. He is affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kutz accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 practices pain medicine, psychiatry, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gorman is professionally affiliated with Banner Boswell Medical Center and Banner Thunderbird Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona.

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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.