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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Fong is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Before performing her residency at Maricopa Medical Center, Dr. Fong attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Fong accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeff Jones sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include pain management. Dr. Jones is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Jones has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Barnett sees patients in Modesto, CA. His medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Barnett include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital and New Britain General Hospital, Dr. Barnett attended Ross University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Barnett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Fluence's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management and anesthesia. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Fluence is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital's residency program. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Heron's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Heron include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. Dr. Heron studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heron accepts. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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.