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We found 8 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Melbourne, FL.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
401 N Wickham Road; Suite S
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Jay Olsson is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Olsson attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 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. Olsson takes.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
308 S Harbor City Boulevard; Suite A
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Brian Dowdell's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health. Dr. Dowdell studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. His training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Dowdell is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dowdell accepts.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
308 S Harbor City Boulevard; Suite A
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. George Arcos is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Arcos is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arcos accepts.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2222 S Harbor City Boulevard; Suite 610
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. John Sassano's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Melbourne, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sassano takes. Dr. Sassano attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1696-b West Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Stern practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients gave Dr. Stern an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Rush Medical College.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
307 E New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Layton practices interventional pain medicine in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Layton is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1304 Oak Street
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. John Harrington is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Harrington studied medicine at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
205 E Nasa Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. William Stephens, who practices in Melbourne, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to 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.