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We found 10 pain specialists who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tamarac, FL.

Dr. Ira B Fox, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Ira Fox specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Tamarac, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Fox is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He 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 distinctions including Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ahmet Cuneyt Ozaktay, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Ahmet Ozaktay practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Ozaktay attended medical school at Istanbul University. In his practice, Dr. Ozaktay focuses on pain management. Dr. Ozaktay 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. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Felix Manuel Ramirez, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1613 N. Harrison Parkway; Suite 200
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. Felix Ramirez's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Ramirez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ramirez is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7225 N University Drive; Suite 201
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Siegel is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Siegel attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegel honors.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
8880 Royal Palm Boulevard; Suite 103
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Seth Wachsman works as an interventional pain specialist in Margate, FL and Coral Springs, FL. Dr. Wachsman's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Dr. Andrew Jay Goldberg, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
8880 Royal Palm Boulevard; Suite 103
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Goldberg is an interventional pain medicine specialist. Dr. Goldberg 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 attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1613 N. Harrison Parkway; Suite 200
Sunrise, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Erickson is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Pembroke Pines, FL and Sunrise, FL. Dr. Erickson's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Erickson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Alshon's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Alshon attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Alshon focuses on pain management. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Dr. Alshon is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Xavier Francisco Vilasuso, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Javier Vilasuso practices interventional pain medicine in Tamarac, FL and Coral Gables, FL. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Vilasuso's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He has a special interest in pain management. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Vilasuso (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Vilasuso's professional affiliations include Doctors Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
7401 N University Drive; Suite 106
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Gruskin's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruskin honors 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 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.