We found 4 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Bronze HMO near Jupiter, FL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1210; 50 Old Dixie Highway
Jupiter, FL

Dr. Lawrence Deziel's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deziel graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
2141 S Alternate A1a; Suite 110
Jupiter, FL

Dr. Louis Raso's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Raso has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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
1210 S Old Dixie Highway; 2nd Floor
Jupiter, FL

Dr. Nathaniel Drourr is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Jupiter, FL. Dr. Drourr is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received the distinction of Boca Raton Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
600 University Boulevard; Suite 105
Jupiter, FL

Dr. Alejandro Tapia is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tapia honors.

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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.
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