We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman St/wacc-324
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jianren Mao's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Soochow University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mao's clinical interests encompass pain management and anesthesia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Mao has received the following distinctions: NIH Research Grants; Early Carrier Scholar Award Of American Pain; and Society. Dr. Mao (or staff) is conversant in Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman St/wacc 340
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Shihab Ahmed practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment. He attended Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. His distinctions include: First Innovation Award, Physician; Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital.; and Awarded for the development of a medical delivery. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Gary Brenner is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Brenner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Brenner trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brenner include: Best of Boston Top Physician; NIH K-08 Award for study of the NMDA receptor and pain sensitization; and ADAMHA/NIMH National Research Service Award (MD/PhD - 1991-1995). Dr. Brenner offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Lucy Chen is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her distinctions include: Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA and Partners Excellence Award. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Cardiac Anesthesiology
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Marcos Vidalmelo is a pain medicine and cardiac anesthesiology specialist in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include ventricular assist device (VAD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vidalmelo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His training includes residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vidalmelo has received include 2007-Presidential Scholar Award, American Society; Anesthesiologists.; and 2005-Harvard Medical School Bridge Award. In addition to English, Dr. Vidalmelo (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Heart Problems, Lung Problems, Ventricular Assist Device

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Yi Zhang works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Tongji University Medical School and Peking Union Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Zhang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Kurz, who practices in Foxboro, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Kurz's areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kurz's office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. Dr. Kurz speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Spinal Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street; Wac 340
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Shiqian Shen specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Tongji University Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Shen include back pain and neuropathic pain. Dr. Shen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen has received professional recognition including the following: Best Intern of the Year. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ping Jin, who practices in Boston, MA and Framingham, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and MetroWest Medical Center. He is a graduate of Peking University Health Science Center and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Jin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Jin is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Zacharia Isaac is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Isaac attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Isaac has received the distinction of Earl C. Elkin'S Award. His professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Isaac is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Kiana Kashef practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Boston, MA and Salem, MA. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Kashef has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Kashef is conversant in Persian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Keith Fragoza is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Fragoza's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fragoza takes. He is affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Maximilian Hsia-Kiung's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA and Salem, MA. His clinical interests encompass back pain, headache, and chronic pain. Dr. Hsia-Kiung is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Hsia-Kiung attended medical school at Albany Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Surgical Procedures, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Cord Stimulation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Mona Patel specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Salem, MA. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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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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