We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Aurora, IL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1900 Ogden Avenue; Suite 102
Aurora, IL

Dr. Mohammad Khan is an Aurora, IL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1315 N Highland Avenue; #105
Aurora, IL

Dr. Ramesh Bathina is an Aurora, IL physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Bathina attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2111 Ogden Avenue
Aurora, IL

Dr. Sachin Bansal's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Aurora, IL. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bansal is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
1221 N Highland Avenue
Aurora, IL

Dr. Janaki Natarajan specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Natarajan honors. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City 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.
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