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We found 10 interventional pain specialists who accept Humana HMO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Joseph M Ihm, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
259 E Erie Street 13th Floor; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joseph Ihm practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ihm's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Ihm include back pain, knee problems, and spinal injection. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Ihm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Problems, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian A Chung, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
259 E Erie Street, Suite 1400; Lavin Family Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Brian Chung specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Chicago, IL. He has indicated that his clinical interests include percutaneous discectomy, nerve block, and facet rhizotomy. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Chung graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Nerve Block, Percutaneous Discectomy, Facet Rhizotomy

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
820 W Jackson Boulevard; Suite 310
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sajjad Murtaza's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Chicago, IL. Dr. Murtaza attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murtaza is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Dr. Timothy R Lubenow, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 550
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Timothy Lubenow practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Lubenow average 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lubenow takes. He has received the distinction of Chicago Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 550
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Asokumar Buvanendran's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Buvanendran trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 556
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jaycox sees patients in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Jaycox accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jaycox is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1653 W Congress Parkway; 739 Jelke
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Adam Young sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6457 South Pulaski
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Darrel Saldanha, who practices in Des Plaines, IL and Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Saldanha accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6457 South Pulaski
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Thomas Pontinen practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Chicago, IL and Des Plaines, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pontinen is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1030 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Petra Joseph, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph takes.

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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.