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We found 11 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 340
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Shihab Ahmed practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Ahmed completed Dr. Ahmed's residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Ahmed has received 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 languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Jianren Mao works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mao accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Mao is open to new patients. He graduated from Soochow University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He 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.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Gary Brenner practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Boston, MA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Brenner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. His distinctions 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. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Lucy Chen specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chen graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA and Partners Excellence Award. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Marcos Vidalmelo specializes in pain medicine and cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Vidalmelo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Vidalmelo has indicated that his clinical interests include ventricular assist device (VAD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vidalmelo's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: 2007-Presidential Scholar Award, American Society; Anesthesiologists.; and 2005-Harvard Medical School Bridge Award. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kurz's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kurz has received include Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in Spanish.

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

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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 is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. He has received the distinction of Earl C. Elkin'S Award. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. Dr. Isaac has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

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

Dr. Yi Zhang specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tongji University Medical School and Peking Union Medical College and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Zhang speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zhang is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Shiqian Shen sees patients in Boston, MA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Shen attended medical school at Tongji University Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Best Intern of the Year. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Keith Fragoza is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His professional affiliations include Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Fragoza's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fragoza attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

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

Dr. Mona Patel's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Patel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She welcomes new patients.

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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.