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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Loma Linda, CA.

Dr. Anne T Cipta, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Anne Cipta specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Cipta attended medical school at Airlangga University Faculty of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1850 E Washington Street
Colton, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hesseltine is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Colton, CA. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hesseltine takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
900 E Washington Street; Suite 100a
Colton, CA
 

Dr. Jiensup Kim is a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in Colton, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He speaks Korean.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
25805 Barton Road; Suite A106
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Shawn Uraine's specialties are interventional pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA
 

Dr. Baher Boctor is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Boctor is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1850 E Washington Street
Colton, CA
 

Dr. Abdul Kanu's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Kanu is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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.