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gareth-eli-shemesh-md

Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Pain Medicine

1830 Franklin Street; Suite 450
Denver, CO
(303) 424-6565

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Clinical interests: INTERNAL MEDICINE, PAIN MEDICINE

Dr. Gareth Shemesh, who practices in Denver, CO, Golden, CO, and Wheat Ridge, CO, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of general care and pain management. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Shemesh attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center and Swedish Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

455 Sherman Street; #510
Denver, CO
(303) 377-6825; (303) 320-2548

Dr. David Theil specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Theil honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His professional affiliations include National Jewish Health, Sky Ridge Medical Center, and The Medical Center of Aurora.

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dr.-ronald-francisco-valdivieso-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

777 Bannock Street
Denver, CO
(303) 436-6000; (303) 338-4545

Dr. Ronald Valdivieso sees patients in Denver, CO and Aurora, CO. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Valdivieso is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with the University Physicians and Denver Health Medical Center.

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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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