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We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO 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 works as a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist in Largo, FL, Tampa, FL, and Pinellas Park, FL. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Le include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Largo Medical Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. Dr. Le honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Danya Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. She speaks Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Godoy-Hung is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jennifer Burns sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Burns include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns takes. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is affiliated with Avista Adventist Hospital.

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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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Whitworth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Kazi Hassan sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Hassan trained at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 340
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Susan Samlaska is a specialist in pain medicine. Dr. Samlaska attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 340
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Trimble has a special interest in trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Trimble accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Trigger Point Injections, Pain ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kanta Shah specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She honors 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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Dr. Khalilah Maisha Weston, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
115 1st Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Khalilah Weston works as an interventional pain specialist and neurologist. Dr. Weston honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Weston attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Weston (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Pinellas Park, FL. In addition to English, Dr. Friedman speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. Dr. Friedman graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Selective Nerve Root Block, Facet Injection, Peripheral Nerve Block, Epidural ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sardha Perera's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Perera studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He accepts 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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Dr. Neil James Ellis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Ellis is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Ellis is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Wesley Chapel, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1244 Monterey Boulevard Ne
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joan Christie works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and critical care specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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.