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We found 6 interventional pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity near Saint Petersburg, FL.

Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine and practices in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Le has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1201 5th Avenue North; Suite 307
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She is affiliated with Avista Adventist Hospital. Dr. Burns is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Burns completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 320
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Michael Whitworth's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Whitworth graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He takes 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, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Todd Traub is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) and a graduate of Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York's residency program. Dr. Traub has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Dr. Neil James Ellis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Ellis' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. Dr. Ellis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jose Rivera's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Rivera is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.