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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Open Access near Macon, GA.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3356 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Carlos Giron is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Giron is a graduate of the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine
3356 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Julian Earls practices pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Earls is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3356 Vineville Avenue
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Preston Delaperriere's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Macon, GA. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Delaperriere is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3200 Riverside Drive; Building C
Macon, GA
 

Dr. Jeremy Prine practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Macon, GA. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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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.