We found 16 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Boston, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mao takes. Dr. Mao welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Mao attended medical school at Soochow University Medical College. His distinctions include: Early Carrier; Scholar Award Of American Pain; and US Patents John Bonica Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Mao (or staff) speaks Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian. He is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: First Innovation Award, Physician; Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Awarded for the development of a medical delivery device. Mph, Masters Of Public Health From Boston. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Alec L Meleger, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alec Meleger's area of specialization is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. His areas of expertise include spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. Dr. Meleger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meleger accepts. Dr. Meleger has received the distinction of Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Meleger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Brenner is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Brenner is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Best of Boston Top Physician; ADAMHA/NIMH National Research Service Award (MD/PhD -); and Wesleyan University Fellowship for Study in China. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Brenner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chen trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chen has received professional recognition including the following: Excellence Award and Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurz include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and alternative medicine. Dr. Kurz is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurz include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kurz has an open panel.

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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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain and neuropathic pain. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shen welcomes new patients. He graduated from Tongji University Medical School. He completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen has received the distinction of Best Intern of the Year. He speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain

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

Dr. Maximilian Hsia-Kiung is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Hsia-Kiung's areas of expertise include back pain, pain management, and headache. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He is accepting new patients. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency.

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

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

Dr. Thomas Anderson's medical specialty is pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Anderson include pain management, transplant procedures, and regional anesthesia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Anderson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Shriners Hospital For Children and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Mona Patel is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Patel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Patel has an open panel.

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

Dr. Ping Jin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jin is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Kiana Kashef's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Kashef is affiliated with NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Kashef is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Kashef is conversant in Persian.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street, Grb 444; Mgh Department of Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Nathan Hutson is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Hutson is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and NSMC Salem Hospital. Before completing his residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Dr. Hutson attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Yi Zhang's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Zhang honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Zhang attended Peking Union Medical College for medical school. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Zhang is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Keith Fragoza's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fragoza is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
750 Washington Street; Nemc Box #836
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Hanak specializes in pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Hanak is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hanak trained at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hungarian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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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