We found 9 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near West Palm Beach, FL.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
Florida; West Palm Beach, Mail Code Wstn
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. John O'Connell works as a rehabilitation physician, pain specialist, and sports medicine specialist in Weston, FL and West Palm Beach, FL. Dr. O'Connell attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. His areas of expertise include leg pain, sports health, and hip pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Connell takes 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. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Florida.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin Alan Chaitoff, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 N Dixie Highway; Suite 103
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Kevin Chaitoff's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chaitoff is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. He attended medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chaitoff takes United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2051 45th Street; #108
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marco Ghignone is a West Palm Beach, FL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ghignone (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Ghignone attended the University of Turin Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school and subsequently trained at The Ottawa Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Manitoba for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Ghignone takes.

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Dr. Sheldon Regenbaum, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 N Dixie Highway; Suite 103
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Sheldon Regenbaum is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Regenbaum graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Regenbaum is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA.

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Dr. John Franklin Cooney, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 N Dixie Highway; Suite 103
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. John Cooney is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in West Palm Beach, FL. He is affiliated with Baptist Outpatient Services. Dr. Cooney graduated from Mayo Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He honors United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
712 Ardmore Road
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Marc Slonimski's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Slonimski graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1309 N Flagler Drive
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Wayne Weidenbaum specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in West Palm Beach, FL. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Weidenbaum graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5305 Greenwood Avenue; Suite 202
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Claude Oster practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Oster honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
2047 Palm Beach Lakes Boulevard; Suite 300
West Palm Beach, FL
 

Dr. Jane Bistline's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Bistline is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare HSA, 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.