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We found 7 pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity near Austell, GA.

Dr. Michael Sherard Lott Sr., MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
4586 Timber Ridge Drive; Suite 140
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Michael Lott is a pain doctor. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, Dr. Lott completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University and a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with WellStar Paulding Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Dr. Jaimini Ashokkumar Dave, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3870 Medical Park Drive; Suite 200
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jaimini Dave specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Austell, GA, Roswell, GA, and Douglasville, GA. Dr. Dave (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Dave graduated from B.J. Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Dr. Dave takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Preetesh Pankaj Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3870 Medical Park Drive
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Preetesh Patel is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Roswell, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA. Dr. Patel has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. After completing medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Patel accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Thien (Steven) Duc Quach, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3870 Medical Park Drive
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Thien Quach specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Quach completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3870 Medical Park Drive
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Rajesh Patel is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Austell, GA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Medical College Baroda.

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Dr. Virlyn Lewis Bishop, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4586 Timber Ridge Drive; Suite 140/141
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Virlyn Bishop is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bishop takes. Dr. Bishop is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
2022 Fairburn Road; Suite D
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Kelvin Burton's specialties are pain medicine and family medicine. He practices in Douglasville, GA. Dr. Burton is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of 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.