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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Medicare Advantage near Sacramento, CA.

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Dr. Conor William ONeill, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
2801 K Street; Suite 410
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Conor O'Neill practices interventional pain medicine in San Francisco, CA and Sacramento, CA. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. O'Neill focuses on pain management. Dr. O'Neill's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS. He is open to new patients. Dr. O'Neill studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. O'Neill trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Baptist Hospital, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
 

Dr. Barbara Fong's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Fong attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Maricopa Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Dr. Navdeep Singh Nijher, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2800 L Street; Suite 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Navdeep Nijher is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Nijher's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and VA Northern California Health Care System. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Problems, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Therapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kayvan Don Haddadan, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
701 Howe Avenue
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Kayvan Haddadan is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Sacramento, CA, Rocklin, CA, and Roseville, CA. Dr. Haddadan is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended The National University of Iran for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Haddadan is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Davis Hospital, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Stephen Keller Parkinson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3831 N. Freeway Boulevard; #105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Parkinson is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Parkinson attended the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is especially interested in pain management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net ELECT POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Portuguese. Dr. Parkinson is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3831 N. Freeway Boulevard; #105
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. William Conard practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Conard accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Dr. Conard obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Independent Physicians (SIP). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Mindfulness, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Facet Injection, ... (Read 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.