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We found 4 pain specialists who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1498 near Lake Worth, FL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
4801 S. Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Gary Richman specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Lake Worth, FL and Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Richman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Gary Philip Laux, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
130 Jfk Drive; Suite 201
Atlantis, FL
 

Dr. Gary Laux specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Laux include rehabilitation. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Laux graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services.

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Clinical interests: Rehabilitation

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
4801 S Congress Avenue
Lake Worth, FL
 

Dr. Sue Cohn specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She 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. Dr. Cohn is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
712 Ardmore Road
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Slonimski is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Slonimski studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He honors 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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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.