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

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Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
755 S. Milwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Prunskis specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL. His areas of expertise include the following: phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Prunskis accepts Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Prunskis attended Rush Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Spanish. His professional 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
755 S. Miwaukee Avenue; Suite 181
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. Her professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS) and Centegra Health System. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis obtained her medical school training at Howard University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Howard University Hospital. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial Cystitis, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Awwuli Omotayo Okoli, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 S. Greenleaf
Gurnee, IL
 

Dr. Anwuli Okoli is a Gurnee, IL physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Okoli is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended the University of Ibadan College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Dr. John Phillippe Broadnax, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1880 W Winchester Road; Suite 101
Libertyville, IL
 

Dr. John Broadnax is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Libertyville, IL and Park Ridge, IL. Dr. Broadnax graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He 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.
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