We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist in Largo, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Le's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Le 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. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is professionally affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Michael Whitworth's specialty is interventional pain medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Whitworth attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jennifer Burns specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Patient reviews placed Dr. Burns at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency.

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

Dr. Khalilah Maisha Weston, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
115 1st Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Khalilah Weston's areas of specialization are interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Weston attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Weston is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Weston is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

Dr. Susan Samlaska's area of specialization is pain medicine. Dr. Samlaska honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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

Dr. Kazi Hassan's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Hassan completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider 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 Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kanta Shah is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Shah 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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Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 320
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Trimble has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He is professionally 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. He studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Trimble's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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

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

Dr. Charles Friedman is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Pinellas Park, FL. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Friedman's clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Friedman trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Friedman has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman takes.

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

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

Dr. Sardha Perera works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perera takes. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jose Rivera, who practices in Wesley Chapel, FL and Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera takes. Dr. Rivera graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.

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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' specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After completing medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School, he performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Joan Christie practices anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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