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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Gold HMO near Huntley, IL.

Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis' specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Prunskis's clinical interests: 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. Dr. Prunskis studied medicine at Rush Medical College. He completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis sees patients in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Itasca, IL. Her medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Dallas-Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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)

Dr. Jing Liang, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road
Huntley, IL
 

Dr. Jing Liang's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She practices in Crystal Lake, IL and Huntley, IL. She studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Liang is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry
145 S Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL
 

Dr. Ramesh Vemuri is an addiction psychiatry, pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Vemuri is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.