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dr.-andrew-leahy-hendrix-jr-md

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

1900 Silver Cross Boulevard
New Lenox, IL
(815) 300-2911

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Ankle Pain/Injury, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Arthritis, Back Injury/Pain, Bursitis, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Hendrix specializes in pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include The University of Chicago Medical Center, Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer, and Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond. Dr. Hendrix's education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He honors Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Illinois Public Health Scholarship, Chicago Medical School; Trustee Scholarship, Howard University; and American Lutheran Church Scholarship, Howard University. Dr. Hendrix has an open panel.

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dr.-neema-bayran-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

2201 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL
(815) 727-3030; (815) 729-3939

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: PAIN MANAGEMENT

Dr. Neema Bayran, who practices in Chicago, IL, Palos Heights, IL, and New Lenox, IL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Adventist GlenOaks Hospital, and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. Dr. Bayran accepts CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Aetna POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Bayran attended medical school at Victor Babes University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Timisoara. Dr. Bayran (or staff) speaks Spanish and Romanian.

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dr.-mauricio-orbegozo-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

301 N. Madison Street; #305
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-6331; (815) 729-0450

(Average of 3 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Mauricio Orbegozo is a specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Franciscan St. James Health, and Presence St. Mary's Hospital. After completing medical school at Our Lady of the Rosary University, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Orbegozo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orbegozo has an open panel.

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dr.-asad-akram-cheema-md

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

105 129th Infantry Drive
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-7200

(Average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Asad Cheema is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. His professional affiliations include Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Cheema graduated from the University of London and St. Mary's Hospital Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cheema is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, and more.

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dr.-udit-vijay-patel-do

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

2400 Glenwood Avenue; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
(815) 729-0700

(Average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Udit Patel works as a pain doctor and anesthesiologist in Joliet, IL. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Patel is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Patel speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

333 N. Madison Street; Department of Anesthesia
Joliet, IL

Dr. Michael Hana practices pain medicine and anesthesiology in Mokena, IL and Joliet, IL. He is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Hana graduated from Alexandria University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

301 N. Madison Street; #305
Joliet, IL
(815) 729-0450

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Dinesh Chinthagada is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Presence St. Mary's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chinthagada is a graduate of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chinthagada trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center.

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dr.-samir-sharma-md

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

2400 Glenwood Avenue; Suite 210
Joliet, IL
(815) 729-0700

(Average of 4.5 in 11 ratings)

Dr. Samir Sharma is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. He speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

301 N. Madison Street; #305
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-6331; (815) 729-0450

Dr. Steven Jiotis specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Presence St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Jiotis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans. His residency was performed at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

301 N. Madison Street; #305
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-6331; (815) 729-0450

Dr. Maen Martini specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Martini takes. Dr. Martini trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. He is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Presence St. Mary's Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

301 N. Madison Street; #305
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-6331; (815) 729-0450

Dr. Mauricio Morales is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist. His professional affiliations include Presence Covenant Medical Center, Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Presence United Samaritans Medical Center. Dr. Morales accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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goran-tubic-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

301 Madison Street; Suite 306
Joliet, IL
(815) 729-0450

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Goran Tubic is a pain doctor and anesthesiologist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, and Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Tubic honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), Interventional Pain Medicine

2100 Glenwood Avenue
Joliet, IL
(815) 725-7700; (815) 725-2121

Clinical interests: Botox Injections, Epidural Injections, Radio Frequencty Ablation, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Joel See sees patients in Joliet, IL. His medical specialties are interventional pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. See is especially interested in botox, pain management, and spinal cord stimulator. He is an in-network provider for CIGNA Plans, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), Viant, and more. He completed his residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center.

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dr.-james-e-wilson-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

1100 Essington Road; Unit 6
Joliet, IL

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Clinical interests: Spine pain, Back Pain

Dr. James Wilson practices interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include spinal pain. He is affiliated with Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He takes MultiPlan, Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS), and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

1200 Maple Road
Joliet, IL
(815) 740-1100

Dr. Molly Mathew is an interventional pain specialist and anesthesiologist in Joliet, IL. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mathew attended medical school at Calicut Medical College. She trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for her residency.

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dr.-shailesh-gandhi-do,-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

1206 E 9th Street; Suite 270
Lockport, IL
(815) 834-8600

Clinical interests: arthritis pain management, epidural injections, implant intrathecal pump (spine), laboratory on ... (Read more)

Dr. Shailesh Gandhi is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He works in Oak Lawn, IL, Hazel Crest, IL, and Lockport, IL. Dr. Gandhi is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Gandhi trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. He has a special interest in pain pump implant (intrathecal therapy), anesthesia, and nerve blocks. Dr. Gandhi accepts CIGNA Plans, United Healthcare Plans, and Aetna POS, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate South Suburban Hospital.

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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.

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