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We found 9 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 is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Lakewood, CO. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vilims include pain management. Dr. Vilims honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Vilims's training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Samuel Nortman's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Nortman graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Nortman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Joint Problems, Rehabilitation

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

Dr. Robert Moghim is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Moghim is an in-network provider for 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Denver, CO. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Navarkal is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Wheat Ridge, CO. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Engen is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Brian Fuller, who practices in Denver, CO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Fuller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. David Theil works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Denver, CO. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Theil attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kathy McCranie works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCranie honors. She 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 is a specialist in pain medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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.