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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
789 Howard Avenue
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Steven Bennett, who practices in Greenwich, CT and New Haven, CT, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness) and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Bennett's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bennett accepts. Dr. Bennett is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Donna-Ann Thomas' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cancer pain, and pain management. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For her professional training, Dr. Thomas completed residency programs at Graduate Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
333 Cedar Street; # Suite 3
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Christopher Noto is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Noto include sciatica, back pain, and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He honors Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Fibromyalgia, Cancer Pain, Neuropathy, Sciatica, Spinal ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Steven Liu's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Liu is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Liu attended Penn State College of Medicine and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Pain, Spine Problems

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Rajat Sekhar is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in New Haven, CT. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) for his residency. Dr. Sekhar is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Pain, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street; Tompkins Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Robby Romero is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romero takes. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Romero completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Cancer Pain, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street; Ynhh Tompkins Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Keun Chung is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in New Haven, CT. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Chung accepts Anthem, ConnectiCare, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Yonsei University College of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. He is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street; Yale New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Nalini Vadivelu specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in New Haven, CT. Dr. Vadivelu is professionally affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System. Dr. Vadivelu studied medicine at Christian Medical College. For Dr. Vadivelu's residency, Dr. Vadivelu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Vadivelu is an in-network provider for Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20 York Street; Yale New Haven Hospital Tompkins Building 3rd Floor
New Haven, CT
 

Dr. Ferne Braveman is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Braveman is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, ConnectiCare, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She is affiliated with Yale New Haven Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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.