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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 sees patients in Dallas, GA and Douglasville, GA. His medical specialty is pain medicine. Dr. Lott honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University and a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He graduated from B.J. Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Dave completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Dave (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Gujarati and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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

Dr. Preetesh Patel, who practices in Roswell, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include pain management. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Mercer University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Patel is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Thien Quach is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Snellville, GA, and Lawrenceville, GA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Quach attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Acworth, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Dallas, GA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Bishop's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bishop honors.

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

Dr. Rajesh Patel works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Austell, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Patel average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Patel studied medicine at Medical College Baroda.

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

Dr. Kelvin Burton is a pain doctor and family practitioner. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burton is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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.