We found 7 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Catastrophic near Melbourne, FL.

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

Dr. George Arcos is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arcos include pain management. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Arcos is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center, Stratford's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jay Olsson's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Olsson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. John Sassano's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Sassano takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Stern's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 Interventional Pain Medicine
307 E New Haven Avenue
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Layton specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Melbourne, FL. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Layton 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 sees patients in Melbourne, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Harrington is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. He attended medical school at A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephens 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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