We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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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. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Le performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional 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)

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

Dr. Todd Traub's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. After attending Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ) for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York. Dr. Traub has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Burns attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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

Dr. Neil Ellis is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. 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. Ellis attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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.
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