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We found 5 interventional pain specialists who accept Aetna Gold HMO near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
5741 Bee Ridge Road; #250
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Daniel Merck works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Sarasota, FL and Orlando, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Merck accepts. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Lento is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lento accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. Dr. Lento is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nomen Azeem is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He works in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Azeem accepts 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 Interventional Pain Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donald Erb, who practices in Sarasota, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Erb is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Auerbach's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He 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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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.