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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Wellington, FL.

Dr. Hui Zhu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1110 Nikki View Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hui Zhu, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhu honors. Before performing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Zhu attended Shandong University for medical school. He speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Neil Howard Weisman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
605 Medical Care Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Neil Weisman, who practices in Brandon, FL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weisman takes. Dr. Weisman graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Weisman is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, and St. Joseph Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
722 Bowing Oak Drive
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. George Sidhom's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sidhom is 3.0 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. Sidhom honors. Dr. Sidhom is a graduate of Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Sidhom's professional affiliations include Bayfront Health Brooksville and Bayfront Health Spring Hill.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Interventional Pain Medicine
427 S. Parsons Boulevard; Suite 114
Brandon, FL
 

Dr. Hector Cases is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in Brandon, FL. Dr. Cases studied medicine at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cases honors.

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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.