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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Preferred Plan Inc. near Elgin, IL.

Dr. John Vytautas Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
431 Summit Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Prunskis is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Prunskis is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He honors Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Prunskis has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shingo M Yano, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
431 Summit St Summit Green Medical Center
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Shingo Yano specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Yano's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. Dr. Yano is a graduate of Rush Medical College and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
431 Summit Street
Elgin, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dallas-Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Dallas-Prunskis trained at Howard University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1800 Mcdonough Road; Suite 204
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Eugene Lipov works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Westmont, IL. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lipov completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: pain, pain management, and spinal cord stimulator. Dr. Lipov has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. HealthSmart, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lipov honors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain Management, Pain Pump Implant

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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.