We found 7 interventional pain specialists who accept Blue Shield PPO near Chula Vista, CA.

Showing 1-7 of 7
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.
Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
374 H Street; 201
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in La Mesa, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and National City, CA. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include trigger point injections, sacroiliac (SI) joint injection, and epidural steroid injection. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Verdolin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at National Naval Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Anesthesia, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
690 Otay Lakes Road; #110
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Pal is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Carlsbad, CA, Chula Vista, CA, and Vista, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pal include pain management and anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pal graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School. Dr. Pal completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Pal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Scripps Green Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Walter L Olsen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
765 Medical Center Court; Suite 100
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Walter Olsen is a physician who specializes in pediatric radiology, interventional pain medicine, and radiation oncology. His clinical interests include vertebroplasty, MRI angiogram (MRA), and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Olsen is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Olsen welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kyphoplasty, Paracentesis, Thrombectomy, Vertebroplasty, Inferior Vena Cava ... (Read more)

Dr. Clinton R Nichols, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Clinton Nichols is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology, interventional pain medicine, and radiation oncology. His areas of expertise include uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Nichols accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Nichols's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Spider Veins

Dr. John J Dente, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. John Dente's medical specialty is pediatric radiology, interventional pain medicine, and radiation oncology. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: varicocele, radiofrequency ablation, and uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). Dr. Dente is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dente is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Varicocele, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Radiofrequency Ablation

Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Robert Flynn is a medical specialist in pediatric radiology, interventional pain medicine, and radiation oncology. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flynn attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

Read more
Dr. Bruce L Bower, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Radiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Radiology
751 Medical Center Court
Chula Vista, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Bower's specialties are pediatric radiology, interventional pain medicine, and radiation oncology. He practices in San Diego, CA and Chula Vista, CA. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Bower completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His areas of expertise include the following: varicocele, vertebroplasty, and radiofrequency ablation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sharp HealthCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bower's office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Renal Angioplasty, Varicocele, Varicose Veins, Uterine Fibroid Embolization, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.