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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Columbus, GA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2300 Manchester Expressway; Suite A6
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Brady Rumph works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. She attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Rumph an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine
2300 13th Street; Suite A
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Gary Dawson's medical specialty is pain medicine. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Dawson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dawson accepts.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
5669 Whitesville Road
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Kenneth Barngrover practices interventional pain medicine in Columbus, GA. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Barngrover has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2300 13th Street; Suite A
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Corey Armstead's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Columbus, GA. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6400 Bradley Park Drive; Suite A
Columbus, GA
 

Dr. Sung Chang is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Columbus, GA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. He studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School 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.