We found 16 pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Baton Rouge, LA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
9118 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Sandra Weitz practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Weitz is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
7777 Hennessy Boulevard; Suite 706
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. J. Burdine's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Burdine's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Samir Patel is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Patel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
5408 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Jihad Jiha sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. His medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Jiha a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4021 We Heck Court; Building M-1
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Markus John works as a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4580 Bluebonnet Boulevard; Suite B
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Barrett Johnston is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Johnston takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
9118 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Alpesh Patel is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients rated Dr. Patel highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at M.P. Shah Medical College.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Scott Nyboer's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Nyboer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
5408 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. John Braswell is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. Dr. Braswell attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4545 Bluebonnet Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Walter Ellis' medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
10101 Park Rowe Avenue; Suite 200
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Jyoti Pham is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Pham's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
9118 Bluebonnet Centre Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Kelly Boussert is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
5408 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Frederick Bowers is a pain medicine specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5408 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Sean Graham is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Graham studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
8338 Summa Avenue; Suite 500
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Ward's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Baton Rouge, LA. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Ward studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
5408 Flanders Drive
Baton Rouge, LA
 

Dr. Joseph Turnipseed works as an interventional pain specialist in Baton Rouge, LA. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turnipseed 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.
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