We found 13 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida BlueOptions Everyday Health near Sarasota, FL.

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

Dr. Jonathan Burns specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Burns studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Zachariah Chambers specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chambers speaks Spanish. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO.

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

Dr. Eugene Pereira is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Pereira accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Bangalore University and St. John's Medical College.

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

Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Diaz-Ramirez is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include laser resurfacing. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes 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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Clinical interests: Laser Resurfacing, Laser Treatment, Skin Rejuvenation, Skin Issues

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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Simmons attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school.

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

Dr. Nomen Azeem is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Azeem accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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

Dr. Paul Lento is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lento is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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

Dr. William Cole specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Sarasota, FL. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cole is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

Dr. Satinerpaul Satia is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in pain medicine. He 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 Gold.

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

Dr. Donald Erb is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Erb studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2115 River Ridge Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Peter Fernandez is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Fernandez 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
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Auerbach is a Sarasota, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Auerbach 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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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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