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We found 11 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, who practices in Tamarac, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include pain management. Dr. Fox is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fox has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Tamarac, FL. He attended Istanbul University for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Ozaktay is especially interested in pain management. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ozaktay 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
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Felix Ramirez is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ramirez takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Ramirez attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Alan Richard Siegel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7225 N University Drive; Suite 201
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Siegel specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Siegel 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. Dr. Siegel attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Seth Wachsman is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Margate, FL and Coral Springs, FL. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Wachsman average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 in Coral Springs, FL. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Goldberg graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Dr. Lowell Scott Davis, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Lowell Davis is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Miramar, FL and Plantation, FL. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Davis graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Alshon is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alshon include pain management. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alshon 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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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Erickson's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She practices in Pembroke Pines, FL and Plantation, FL. Dr. Erickson attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Erickson trained at Allegheny General Hospital. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Erickson is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Javier Vilasuso, who practices in Tamarac, FL and Coral Gables, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Vilasuso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Vilasuso include pain management. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs. 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 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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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 areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Tamarac, FL. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruskin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.