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We found 5 pain specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1418 near Brandon, FL.

Hui Zhu MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1110 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
(813) 699-4005

Dr. Hui Zhu is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Zhu speaks Chinese. He has a special interest in pain management. His education and training includes medical school at Shandong University and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Neil Howard Weisman MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
605 Medical Care Drive
Brandon, FL
(813) 689-4114

Dr. Neil Weisman practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Weisman is especially interested in pain management. 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. Weisman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL

Dr. George Sidhom specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave Dr. Sidhom an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
(813) 872-4492

Dr. Hector Cases is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in Brandon, FL. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cases is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cases accepts.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
427 S Parsons Avenue; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
(813) 872-4492

Dr. Bruce Piszel specializes in pain medicine and practices in Brandon, FL. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, 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.