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We found 14 pain specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Largo, FL and Pinellas Park, FL. Dr. Le attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His 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 Alida Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include pain management. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Godoy-Hung accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. Dr. Godoy-Hung speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burns include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Burns's patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently 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)

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

Dr. Michael Whitworth is a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Whitworth is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Susan Samlaska is a pain doctor in Saint Petersburg, FL. Before completing her residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Samlaska attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She honors 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 N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kazi Hassan's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hassan 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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors.

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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 is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Weston honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Weston attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. Dr. Trimble honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Trimble trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Charles Friedman's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Friedman's clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. Dr. Friedman attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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)

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

Dr. Sardha Perera is a Saint Petersburg, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He 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. He studied medicine at the University of Ibadan College 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ellis has a special interest in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Eastern Virginia Medical School and a graduate of Shands at the University of Florida's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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, 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 in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. She accepts 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.