We found 11 pain specialists who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tamarac, FL.

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

Dr. Ira Fox is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Fox is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors. 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
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Felix Ramirez is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ramirez is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Ramirez has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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.

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

Dr. Ahmet Ozaktay is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Ozaktay is a graduate of Istanbul University. His training includes a residency program at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Ozaktay honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Alan Siegel is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Siegel completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. The average patient rating for Dr. Siegel is 3.0 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. Dr. Siegel is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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

Dr. Seth Wachsman, who practices in Margate, FL and Coral Springs, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wachsman is 2.5 stars out of 5. 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. Wachsman attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency.

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

Dr. Lowell Davis works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Miramar, FL and Plantation, FL. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Davis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. The average patient rating for Dr. Davis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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.

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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. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Nancy Erickson's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Allegheny General Hospital's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Erickson average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Erickson is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine in Boca Raton, FL and Tamarac, FL. The average patient rating for Dr. Alshon is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Alshon is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Alshon's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University.

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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 Fort Lauderdale, FL. His clinical interests include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Vilasuso takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Vilasuso (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gruskin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.