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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Humana Silver HMO near Lakewood, CO.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
499 E Hampden Avenue
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Donald Bernardini's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Bernardini is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 Union Boulevard; Suite 260
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Jack Rentz is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Rentz focuses on pain management. Patient ratings for Dr. Rentz average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rentz takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Rentz is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Phillip Engen is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Engen graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Engen takes.

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

Dr. Bradley Vilims' specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vilims accepts. Dr. Vilims graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Kathy McCranie is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. McCranie attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 Union Boulevard; Suite 600
Lakewood, CO
 

Dr. Marchyarn Mahathanaruk specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mahathanaruk takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and 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.