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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Coventry Pediatric Dental near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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. His clinical interests include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. Dr. Saff attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Saff average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Saff is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Eliezer Soto, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Eliezer Soto specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and interventional pain medicine and practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Tamarac, FL, and Miami, FL. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is affiliated with Kendall Regional Medical Center and Broward Health Coral Springs. Before completing his residency at Mount Auburn Hospital, Dr. Soto attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Coventry, Humana, and Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soto honors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Liam Keith McCarthy, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Liam McCarthy's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Miami, FL, and Coral Gables, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCarthy include rehabilitation. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Kendall Regional Medical Center. Dr. McCarthy attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
450 East Las Olas Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Dr. Miguel Figueroa's medical specialty is pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Figueroa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kendall Regional Medical Center and Mercy Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.