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

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

Dr. John Prunskis is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prunskis takes several insurance carriers, including Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Rush Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. He is 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. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Dallas-Prunskis completed a residency program at Howard University Hospital. 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Liang studied medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. She is 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's medical specialty is addiction psychiatry, pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. Patient ratings for Dr. Vemuri average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vemuri takes 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.