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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Medicaid near Denver, CO.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Pain Medicine
1830 Franklin Street; Suite 450
Denver, CO
(303) 424-6565

Dr. Gareth Shemesh specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Denver, CO and Wheat Ridge, CO. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shemesh honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shemesh's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
102 Irving Street

Dr. Arthur Deluigi is a physiatrist and pain doctor. Patient ratings for Dr. Deluigi average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass pain management and sports health. Dr. Deluigi is in-network for MAMSI, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deluigi's education and training includes medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He is affiliated with MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Medicine, Physiatry, Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Annu H Navani MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
200; Campbell

Dr. Annu Navani is an anesthesiology, pain medicine, and sports medicine specialist in Cupertino, CA and Campbell, CA. Dr. Navani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Persian. Dr. Navani's clinical interests encompass migraine, spasticity, and bursitis. She is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. After attending Medical College and Hospital Kolkata for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Navani welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bursitis, Migraines, Musculoskeletal, Sciatic Nerve, Spasticity

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Specializes in Anesthesiology
200; Novato

Dr. Edgar Celis is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Celis attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Celis's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2045 Franklin Street
Denver, CO
(303) 338-4545

Dr. Ronald Valdivieso's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Denver Health Medical Center. Dr. Valdivieso graduated from International and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is in-network for Medicaid insurance.

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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.