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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He obtained his medical school training at Soochow University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Mao include pain management and anesthesia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mao honors. Dr. Mao has received distinctions including Early Carrier; Scholar Award Of American Pain; and US Patents John Bonica Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Mao (or staff) is conversant in Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new 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 an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian. Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests include pain management and chronic pain. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ahmed trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Gary Brenner, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Brenner performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Brenner focuses on pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brenner accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Brenner has received include 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brenner welcomes 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 a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has received the following distinctions: Excellence Award and Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kurz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her distinctions include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. Dr. Kurz speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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 a Boston, MA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain and neuropathic pain. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Tongji University Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shen completed residency programs at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best Intern of the Year. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain

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

Dr. Yi Zhang practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Tongji University Medical School and Peking Union Medical College and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Zhang speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Zhang welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Maximilian Hsia-Kiung is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Hsia-Kiung's clinical interests include back pain, pain management, and headache. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Hsia-Kiung is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management, transplant procedures, and regional anesthesia. Dr. Anderson is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is not accepting new patients at this time. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

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

Dr. Ping Jin specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA. Dr. Jin is especially interested in pain management. His professional affiliations include Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Kiana Kashef is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Boston, MA and Salem, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kashef takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kashef completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. She speaks Persian.

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

Dr. Mona Patel practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and 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. His professional affiliations include Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Fragoza completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fragoza takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hanak speaks Hungarian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Hanak attended the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Patient ratings for Dr. Hanak average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanak is open to 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.
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