We found 14 pain specialists who accept Humana Open Access near Shawnee Mission, KS.

Dr. Talal W Khan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Talal Khan practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Kansas City, KS and Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include leg pain, headache, and hip pain. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital. He attended King Edward Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. Dr. Khan has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald L Torline, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Ronald Torline specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torline include anesthesia. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torline attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

Dr. Sean Matthew Wheeler, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
College Park Family Care Center - Specialty Office; 10600 Mastin St Entrance A
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Sean Wheeler is a pain medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Wheeler average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in sports injuries. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Wheeler graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Shoulder Problems, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry L Chaffee, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Terry Chaffee's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Chaffee is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Surgical Procedures

Dr. Daniel Sharpe Mitchell, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Mitchell specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mitchell accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Mitchell attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Timothy Robert Lair, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Lair's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Shawnee Mission, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Lair accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Brian G Mills, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Brian Mills works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Shawnee Mission, KS and Overland Park, KS. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Mills is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Gregory Alden Trempy, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Gregory Trempy's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Overland Park, KS. Dr. Trempy graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health.

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Dr. Scott E Ashcraft, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Scott Ashcraft practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. Dr. Ashcraft accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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Dr. Don G Richter, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Don Richter is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. Dr. Richter takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Richter trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8760 Monrovia Street
Lenexa, KS
 

Dr. Dan Hancock is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks French. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Hancock is affiliated with Liberty Hospital, Menorah Medical Center, and Carondelet Health. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Hancock performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Dawood Sayed, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3901 Boulevard; Ms 1034
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Dawood Sayed's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Kansas City, KS and Overland Park, KS. Clinical interests for Dr. Sayed include leg pain, facet injection, and intrathecal pump implantation. Dr. Sayed is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Twinkal Pranavkumar Dalal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8550 Marshall Drive; Suite 150
Lenexa, KS
 

Dr. Twinkal Dalal is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In Dr. Dalal's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. She is affiliated with Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal takes. Dr. Dalal attended medical school at B.J. Medical College. She completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and John Stroger Hospital of Cook County.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jonathan Edward Ferns, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 W 74th Street
Shawnee Mission, KS
 

Dr. Jonathan Ferns' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health. Dr. Ferns is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Saba University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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.