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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Ocala Regional Medical Center; Anesthesia Services of Ocala
Ocala, FL

Dr. John Saus is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Saus's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinction: PHOENIX II, American Heart Association.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1737a Se 28th Loop
Ocala, FL
(352) 622-1840

Dr. Mangala Shetty's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Ocala, FL. She speaks Spanish. She is a graduate of the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Shetty is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Yili Zhou MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1910 SW 18th Court; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
(352) 331-0909; (352) 629-7011

Dr. Yili Zhou works as an interventional pain specialist. He speaks Chinese. After attending Wenzhou Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Zhou takes Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zhou's office for an appointment.

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Mr. Daniel Joseph Schaffer MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3309 SW 34th Circle; Suite 200-1
Ocala, FL
(352) 547-1460

Dr. Daniel Schaffer is an Ocala, FL physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Schaffer honors Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center.

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Specializes in General Practice, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6035 SW 54th Street; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
(352) 671-1830

Dr. William Overcash specializes in general practice, pain medicine, and family medicine and practices in Ocala, FL and Williston, FL. Dr. Overcash attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Carolinas Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicaid insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
2300 S Pine Avenue; Suite B
Ocala, FL
(352) 861-4600

Dr. Stephen Pyles is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Pyles's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3320 SW 33rd Road; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
(352) 512-0970

Dr. Mark Sacher is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Sacher is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sacher trained at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Pain Medicine, Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine)
2620 Se Maricamp Road
Ocala, FL
(352) 690-7777

Dr. Ranjit Gowda works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. Dr. Gowda accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He is a graduate of Government Medical College and the University of Mysore. For his residency, Dr. Gowda trained at the University of Missouri Health System.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
2760 SE 17th Street; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
(352) 867-8898

Dr. Dale Wickstrom-Hill is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include BayCare Health System and Winter Haven Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Wickstrom-Hill honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1431 sw 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL
(352) 401-1308

Dr. Dong Kim is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He studied medicine at Seoul National University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
230 SW 3rd Avenue
Ocala, FL
(352) 620-8414

Dr. Jon Carson practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Howard University Hospital.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (End-of-Life Care and Serious Illness)
2230 SW 19th Avenue Road
Ocala, FL
(352) 237-4133

Dr. Douglas Rogers' specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), pain medicine, and family medicine. He practices in Ocala, FL. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rogers's education and training includes medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Neurosurgery
1009 SW 17th Street
Ocala, FL
(352) 351-3413

Dr. Gerald Nickerson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and neurosurgery specialist in Ocala, FL and Jacksonville, FL. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
3200 SW 34th Avenue; Suite 502
Ocala, FL
(352) 629-7011

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2300 S Pine Avenue; Suite B
Ocala, FL
(352) 861-4600

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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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