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

Dr. Brian Christopher Dowdell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
308 S Harbor City Boulevard; Suite A
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Brian Dowdell is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 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. Dowdell graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Dowdell is professionally affiliated with Orlando Health.

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

Dr. Jay Olsson specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Melbourne, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Olsson's education and training includes 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 and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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

Dr. George Arcos is a physician who specializes in interventional pain 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. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. John Sassano sees patients in Melbourne, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Sassano studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Nancy Layton's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Layton takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Dr. Ronald Stern practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Melbourne, FL. Dr. Stern studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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.

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

Dr. John Harrington is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Melbourne, FL. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrington honors. He graduated from 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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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.