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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions All Copay near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Other
2151 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Dannell Anschuetz is an interventional pain specialist and spinal cord injury specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After completing medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Dr. Anschuetz's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Anschuetz (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Dr. Gary Nathan Saff, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5353 N Federal Highway; Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gary Saff is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Fort Lauderdale, FL. On average, patients gave Dr. Saff a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Saff is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4725 N Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. William McRoberts works as a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor. The average patient rating for Dr. McRoberts is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McRoberts is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1930 Ne 47th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Marcos Szeinfeld, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Szeinfeld include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Szeinfeld completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Faraz Khursheed, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
1164 E Oakland Park Boulevard; Suite 202
Oakland Park, FL
 

Dr. Faraz Khursheed, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Khursheed takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Khursheed attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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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.