We found 18 pain specialists near Ocala, FL.

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Dr. Melissa Marie Alvarez Perez, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
2275 Sw 22nd Lane
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Melissa Alvarez-Perez is a pain specialist and spinal cord injury specialist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and performed her residency at VA Caribbean Healthcare System. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alvarez-Perez accepts. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Florida Health (UF Health).

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3309 Sw 34th Circle; Suite 200-1
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Schaffer practices interventional pain medicine in Ocala, FL. Dr. Schaffer studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1511 Sw 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Steven Tung specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Ocala, FL. Dr. Tung graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in General Practice, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine, Surgery
6035 Sw 54th Street; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. William Overcash's specialties are general practice, surgery, and pain medicine. He practices in Ocala, FL. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center and St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Overcash has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1009 Sw 17th Street
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Nickerson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Nickerson graduated from Meharry Medical College.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
230 Sw 3rd Avenue
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Jon Carson is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Carson graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1737a Se 28th Loop
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mangala Shetty is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Ocala, FL. Patients gave Dr. Shetty an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
3320 Sw 33rd Road; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Mark Sacher works as an anesthesiologist, hospice and palliative medicine specialist, and family practitioner in Ocala, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Sacher graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Vascular Neurology, Pain Medicine, Sleep Medicine
2237 Sw 19th Ave Road; Suite 101
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Lance Kim sees patients in Ocala, FL. His medical specialties are vascular neurology, pain medicine, and sleep medicine. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim 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 Pediatrics, Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2620 Se Maricamp Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Ranjit Gowda is an Ocala, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He honors 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1623 Sw 1st Avenue
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Zulfiqar Fazal, who practices in Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
1731 Sw 2nd Avenue; # A
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Harsha Rajashekar is an interventional pain specialist and neurologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Rajashekar is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rajashekar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2300 S Pine Avenue; Suite B
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Stephen Pyles' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pyles is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
2230 Sw 19th Avenue Road
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Douglas Rogers' specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), pain medicine, and family medicine. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1910 Sw 18th Court; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Yili Zhou practices interventional pain medicine in Ocala, FL. Dr. Zhou honors 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 Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3305 Sw 34th Circle; Suite 200
Ocala, FL
 

Dr. Nadeem Hussain, who practices in Ocala, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Hussain takes Medicare insurance.

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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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