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We found 23 pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Coral Gables, FL.

Dr. Jose R Mena-Mercado, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1150 Campo Sano Avenue; Suite 301
Coral Gables, FL
 

Dr. Jose Mena is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Coral Gables, FL and Miami, FL. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Boston Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Mena include rehabilitation. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mena honors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Mena's professional affiliations include South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital.

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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, who practices in Coral Gables, FL, South Miami, FL, and Hallandale, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests include pain management. He honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Felix Ramirez's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in North Miami Beach, FL, Pembroke Pines, FL, and Plantation, FL. He is rated highly 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. Ramirez accepts. 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. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Eliezer Soto, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
7887 North Kendall Drive; Suite 225
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Eliezer Soto's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and interventional pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He accepts Coventry, Humana, Medicare, and more. Before completing his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Soto attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hassun is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reynolds include pain management. Dr. Reynolds accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Reynolds's hospital/clinic affiliations include South Miami Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Maximiliano Velasco's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Homestead, FL and Miami, FL. Dr. Velasco is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include neck problems. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and West Kendall Baptist Hospital. Dr. Velasco attended the University of Valle and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neck Problems

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

Dr. Julian Naranjo practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in South Miami, FL, Hallandale, FL, and Homestead, FL. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Naranjo include scoliosis, spinal cord injuries, and holistic medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital, and Doctors Hospital. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Naranjo is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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

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

Dr. Liam McCarthy's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. McCarthy include rehabilitation. Dr. McCarthy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
8950 Sw 74th Court, Suite 1206; Suite 1206
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Figueroa is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Figueroa is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Figueroa's residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Constantine Sarantopoulos is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Miami VA Healthcare System. Dr. Sarantopoulos is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Antonio Mesa's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). On average, patients gave Dr. Mesa a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with South Miami Hospital, Doctors Hospital, and Baptist Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mesa accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Esther Benedetti's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Miami, FL. Dr. Benedetti is in-network for United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine.

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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 specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Tamarac, FL and Coral Gables, FL. In his practice, Dr. Vilasuso focuses on pain management. Dr. Vilasuso is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vilasuso takes. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Vilasuso trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Vilasuso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1611 Nw 12th Avenue; Box 016960 (m851)
Miami, FL
 

Dr. Dennis Patin is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Jackson George Cohen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
7000 Sw 62 Avenue; Suite 535
South Miami, FL
 

Dr. Jackson Cohen's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Cohen speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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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.