Finding Providers
loading

We found 6 interventional pain specialists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Woodstock, GA.

Dr. David W Gale, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
645 Molly Lane; Suite 100
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. David Gale works as an interventional pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Gale is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gale's education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He is affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Sandeep Sandeep Singh Dosanjh, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2911 George Busbee Parkway Nw; Suite - 50
Kennesaw, GA
 

Dr. Sonny Dosanjh is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Dosanjh include migraine, trigger point injections, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dosanjh studied medicine at St. Christopher Iba Mar Diop College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Dosanjh is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Headache, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Eric Hurd, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
645 Molly Lane; Suite 100
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Hurd works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Cartersville, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Marietta, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hurd is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hurd is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Read more
Dr. Michael K Schaufele, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
300 Park Brooke Place; Suite 390
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Michael Schaufele, who practices in Marietta, GA, Hiram, GA, and Woodstock, GA, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Schaufele takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He speaks German.

Read more
Dr. Marvin M.D. Tark, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
645 Molly Lane; Suite 100
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. Marvin Tark's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tark average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Tark (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and German. Dr. Tark is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
120 Stonebridge Parkway; Suite 420
Woodstock, GA
 

Dr. James Ellner practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ellner's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Research

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.