We found 11 pain specialists who accept Humana Gold near Denver, CO.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
325 Teller Street; Suite 240
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Bradley Vilims, who practices in Lakewood, CO, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Vilims takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4567 E 9th Avenue; Department of Anesthesia
Denver, CO
 

Dr. David Theil is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Theil honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
525 South Downing Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robert Moghim is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. After attending the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Moghim completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
650 S Cherry Street; Suite 1015
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Rock Navarkal, who practices in Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Navarkal has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1055 Clermont Street
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Samuel Nortman, who practices in Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nortman takes. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. His professional affiliations include VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Joint Problems, Rehabilitation

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4485 Wadsworth Boulevard; 105
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Gareth Shemesh is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Wheat Ridge, CO. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shemesh accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2373 Central Park Boulevard; Suite 303
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Daryl Figa is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Denver, CO. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Figa accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7809 W 38th Avenue; Suite 200
Wheat Ridge, CO
 

Dr. Phillip Engen's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Wheat Ridge, CO. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Engen takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2373 Central Park Boulevard; Suite 303
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Brian Fuller is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Denver, CO. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1380 S Santa Fe Drive; Suite 100
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Kathy McCranie works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McCranie attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
8101 E Lowry Boulevard; Suite 230
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Christopher D. Ambrosia specializes in pain medicine. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. D Ambrosia honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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