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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Ihm's clinical interests include back pain, knee problems, and spinal injection. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ihm is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. His 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 sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are pediatric anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include percutaneous discectomy, nerve block, and facet rhizotomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. Dr. Murtaza takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Humana HMO. He obtained his medical school training at Ross University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He 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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. On average, patients gave Dr. Lubenow a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital.

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Dr. Matthew Peter Jaycox, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1725 W Harrison St :; Suite 556
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Matthew Jaycox practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Chicago, IL and Oak Park, IL. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Jaycox's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center. He is 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 specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Rush Oak Park Hospital. Dr. Buvanendran honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Adam Young works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Chicago, IL. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Darrel Saldanha's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Des Plaines, IL and Chicago, IL. Dr. Saldanha is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Chicago, IL and Des Plaines, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Pontinen graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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

Dr. Petra Joseph specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine and practices in Chicago, IL. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.