We found 14 pain specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Dr. Le has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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 and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le is 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 physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Godoy-Hung is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic. She 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. Before performing her residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Godoy-Hung attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine for medical school. She speaks Spanish.

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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 practices interventional pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She obtained her medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Her clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. On average, patients gave Dr. Burns a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 medical specialty is interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weston obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

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

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

Dr. Kazi Hassan is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. After attending Dhaka Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan accepts 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, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Shah honors 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Trimble at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Trimble is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Patient reviews placed Dr. Friedman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Friedman's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Friedman is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Sardha Perera is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Perera attended medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine. He 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jose Rivera's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at 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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. He is especially interested in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital. Dr. Ellis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School. His residency was performed at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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