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We found 11 interventional pain specialists who accept Humana HMO near Chicago, IL.

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

Dr. Joseph Ihm is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist in Chicago, IL. Patient ratings for Dr. Ihm average 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Ihm's clinical interests: back pain, knee problems, and spinal injection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ihm takes. Dr. Ihm's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His professional 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, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel M Press, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1030 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Joel Press is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Press's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, sports health, and spine problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Press takes. Dr. Press graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Press include: Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica. Kingston, Jamaica.; Chicago Super Doctors; and Dr. Michael DeSilva Memorial Lecture. Medical Association of Jamaica. He is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Hospital for Special Surgery. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Back Pain

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

Dr. Brian Chung sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise include percutaneous discectomy, nerve block, and facet rhizotomy. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Chung is affiliated with 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. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Murtaza performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. Dr. Lubenow attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at Rush University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lubenow honors. Dr. Lubenow 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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Buvanendran is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Buvanendran is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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

Dr. Matthew Jaycox's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaycox accepts.

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

Dr. Adam Young is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Chicago, IL. Dr. Young takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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

Dr. Darrel Saldanha practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Des Plaines, IL and Chicago, IL. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Saldanha accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Pontinen honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.