We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3945 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Zachariah Chambers is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chambers is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1921 Waldemere Street; 607
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Diaz-Ramirez's clinical interests include laser resurfacing. She studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Diaz-Ramirez is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Clinical interests: Laser Resurfacing, Laser Treatment, Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Issues

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Suite F
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Burns' specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Burns is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
5880 Rand Boulevard; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Courtney Simmons practices anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Simmons accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Simmons completed a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

Dr. Paul Lento's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 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. Lento honors. Dr. Lento studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional 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. Azeem takes.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donald Erb's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Erb studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpaul Satia is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in pain medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 590
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cassell is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Cassell 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 Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5880 Rand Boulevard; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lindsay Shroyer's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Shroyer 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.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2115 River Ridge Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Peter Fernandez practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Fernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4071 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 101
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Cole is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Cole is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cole takes. He graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1540 S Tamiami Trail; 1st Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Pereira practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Sarasota, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pereira accepts.

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

Dr. Michael Auerbach's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Auerbach is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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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