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We found 28 pain specialists who accept Gold Navigate 1500 near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Jose R Mena-Mercado, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5000 University Drive
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jose Mena's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Mena focuses on rehabilitation. Dr. Mena is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Mena graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mena takes.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

Dr. Michael Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 535
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Michael Nguyen is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Coral Gables, FL, and South Miami, FL. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Nguyen takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. Dr. Nguyen has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
555 Biltmore Way; Suite 201
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Armando Hassun's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. Dr. Hassun has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hassun honors. He studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Felix Manuel Ramirez, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 608w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Felix Ramirez is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Patients rated Dr. Ramirez highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Christine Marie Villoch, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
8950 N Kendall Drive; Suite 410w
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Christine Villoch's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has a special interest in rehabilitation. Dr. Villoch takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Villoch speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

Dr. Carmen Lorela Muresan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
848 Brickell Avenue; Suite 210
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Carmen Muresan specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Miami, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Muresan has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Mercy Hospital. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Muresan attended Eugenio Maria de Hostos University for medical school. Dr. Muresan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Romanian.

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Dr. Kiley Joseph Reynolds, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6200 Sw 73 Street, Second Floor; Smh Department of Anesthesia
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Kiley Reynolds' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL, South Miami, FL, and Miami, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reynolds is especially interested in pain management. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Julian Fernando Naranjo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 535
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Julian Naranjo is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in South Miami, FL, Hallandale, FL, and Homestead, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Naranjo's areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and holistic medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. His residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Migraine, Holistic Medicine, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
401 Sw 42nd Avenue
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Julia Sanchez sees patients in Coral Gables, FL. Her medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine.

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Dr. Maximiliano Velasco, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10101 South Dixie Highway
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Maximiliano Velasco sees patients in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Velasco's education and training includes medical school at the University of Valle and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His clinical interests encompass heel pain, neck problems, and neuropathy (nerve dysfunction). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Velasco speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Heel Pain

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1201 N.w. 16th Street
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Constantine Sarantopoulos specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Sarantopoulos honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System.

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Dr. Liam Keith McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
747 Ponce De Leon Boulevard; Suite 505
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Liam McCarthy is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include rehabilitation. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCarthy accepts. Dr. McCarthy attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

Dr. Antonio Mesa, DO
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
9150 Sw 87th Avenue; Suite 200
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Antonio Mesa is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Miami, FL. Dr. Mesa is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mesa completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2601 Southwest 37th Avenue; Suite 802
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Mouhanna practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Mouhanna is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mouhanna takes.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1400 Nw 12th Avenue
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Esther Benedetti is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Benedetti graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benedetti takes.

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Dr. Xavier Francisco Vilasuso, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
2601 Sw 37 Avenue; Suite 704
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Javier Vilasuso practices interventional pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Vilasuso takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Vilasuso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Vilasuso's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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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.