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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Libertyville, IL.

Dr. John Vytautas Prunskis MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
755 S. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
(847) 289-8822; (847) 852-2000

Dr. John Prunskis sees patients in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Centegra Health System, and Adventist GlenOaks Hospital. He attended Rush Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Prunskis accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prunskis has received professional recognition including the following: US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Joint Pain, Back Pain, Cancer pain, Headache Treatment/Management, Myofascial pain, Neck pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
755 S. Miwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
(847) 289-8822; (847) 984-2500

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis specializes in interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Howard University Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Abdominal Pain, Arthritis Pain, Back Pain, Cancer Pain, Chest Wall Pain, Chronic ... (Read more)

Dr. Martin Philip Lanoff MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
555 Corporate Woods Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL
(847) 821-7070; (847) 634-9400

Dr. Martin Lanoff specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Vernon Hills, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lanoff's clinical interests include spinal injection, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medicine. Dr. Lanoff accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Chicago Medical School and Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain Management, Electrodiagnosis, Electromyography (EMG), Epidural Injections, ... (Read more)

Anwuli (Awwuli) Omotayo Okoli MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
200 S. Greenleaf
Gurnee, IL
(847) 672-6478

Dr. Anwuli Okoli is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Okoli's education and training includes medical school at the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System.

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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.