We found 7 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, who practices in Melbourne, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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. His training includes a residency program 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' specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Arcos attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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. He attended medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Sassano is in-network 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
1696-b West Hibiscus Boulevard
Melbourne, FL
 

Dr. Ronald Stern's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Melbourne, FL. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Stern honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. She studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Layton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. John Harrington specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Melbourne, FL. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Dr. Harrington is a graduate of 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' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Melbourne, FL. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephens accepts.

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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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