We found 6 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California near Murrieta, CA.

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Dr. Casey J Fisher, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
39765 Date Street; Suite #101
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Casey Fisher is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Fisher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
41670 Ivy Street; Suite B
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Thio is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Murrieta, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Thio average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thio is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
28078 Baxter Road; Suite 128
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Vance Johnson practices interventional pain medicine in Murrieta, CA. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
25495 Medical Center Drive; Suite 102
Murrieta, CA
 

Dr. Jack Druet's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Polish. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Druet an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
27412 Enterprise Circle W; Suite 100
Temecula, CA
 

Dr. Richard Weiner's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Temecula, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weiner is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Weiner (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
27412 Enterprise Circle W; Suite 102
Temecula, CA
 

Dr. Waldtrut Jedamski's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jedamski accepts. She attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. She is conversant in German.

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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.
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