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

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

Dr. John Prunskis specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Prunskis is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Rush Medical College. His training includes residency programs 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 foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Yano's areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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' area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Hoffman Estates, IL and Westmont, IL. He speaks Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Lipov include pain, pain management, and spinal cord stimulator. Dr. Lipov's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Adventist Hinsdale Hospital. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Lipov trained at Rush University Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors HealthSmart, Preferred Network Access (PNA), and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain Management

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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.