We found 13 pain specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Danya A 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. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Godoy-Hung is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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 rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Le completed his residency training 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. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, Largo Medical Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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

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

Dr. Khalilah Weston is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Saint Petersburg, FL. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Weston completed a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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

Dr. Susan Samlaska practices pain medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Samlaska's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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

Dr. Jennifer Burns' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Dr. Burns's areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. The average patient rating for Dr. Burns is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burns accepts.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ellis include pain management. Dr. Ellis's professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. He obtained his medical school training at Eastern Virginia Medical School and performed his residency at Shands at the University of Florida. Dr. Ellis 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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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Trimble is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trimble's areas of expertise consist of trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF), Dr. Trimble attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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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
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kazi Hassan is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Dhaka Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Hassan completed a residency program at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson. Dr. Hassan's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman, who practices in Pinellas Park, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Friedman's clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His professional affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Friedman is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Friedman speaks Spanish.

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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
8333 54th Av N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Damon Vu's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vu include pain management. Dr. Vu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Vu is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Sardha Perera sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Perera's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perera honors.

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

Dr. Kanta Shah is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with BayCare Health System.

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

Dr. Joan Christie is an anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. 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.

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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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