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We found 8 pain specialists who accept BlueCare Essential 1486 near Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Juan Pablo Giraldo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
660 Glades Road; Suite 460
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Juan Giraldo's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among Dr. Giraldo's clinical interests: back pain, general anesthesia, and cancer pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at El Bosque University, Colombian School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, New York Downtown Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Giraldo speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Heart Problems, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain, Anesthesia, Herniated Disc, Cancer ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 160
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Steven Stein's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He has received distinctions including South Florida Super Doctors; Boca Raton Super Doctors; and Florida Super Doctors 2009 - South Florida Edition. Dr. Stein is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1401 Nw 9th Avenue
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Alshon's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Alshon attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Alshon focuses on pain management. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alshon is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 S Military Trail; Suite 10
Deerfield Beach, FL
 

Dr. Nabil Barsoum is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Barsoum at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4800 Linton Boulevard; A201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Reuben Hoch specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Delray Beach, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Hoch's medical residency was performed at Long Island College Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 160
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Ian Schaja is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Schaja graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4800 Linton Boulevard; Building A-201
Delray Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Tarrash is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Delray Beach, FL. Dr. Tarrash graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1601 Clint Moore Road; Suite 160
Boca Raton, FL
 

Dr. Peter Warheit practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Warheit's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.