We found 13 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 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)

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

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Godoy-Hung's medical residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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)

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

Dr. Susan Samlaska is a specialist in pain medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. She 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.

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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. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weston graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Weston is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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

Dr. Kazi Hassan is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Dhaka Medical College and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson.

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

Dr. Kanta Shah is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Shah 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, 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 is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedman include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedman is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mease Countryside Hospital, Mease Dunedin Hospital, and Morton Plant Hospital.

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

Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 320
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. He has a special interest in trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Trimble's 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 South Florida (USF). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trimble 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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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, ... (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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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jose Rivera is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He accepts 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, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sardha Perera is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Perera is a graduate of the University of Ibadan College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Joan Christie is an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and critical care specialist. She 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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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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