We found 5 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO 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 practices interventional pain medicine and spinal cord injury medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Anschuetz (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is a graduate of the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Anschuetz completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School and a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Anschuetz takes 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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Dr. Gary Nathan Saff, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5353 N Federal Highway; Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Gary Saff is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saff include pain management. Dr. Saff is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Marcos Szeinfeld is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Szeinfeld is especially interested in pain management. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Szeinfeld average 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.

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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 sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. McRoberts is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. McRoberts average 5.0 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. McRoberts takes.

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

Dr. Faraz Khursheed sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL and Oakland Park, FL. His medical specialties are interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Khursheed is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency.

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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.