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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 340
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Shihab Ahmed is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer. In Dr. Ahmed's practice, Dr. Ahmed focuses on pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. After attending Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College for medical school, Dr. Ahmed completed Dr. Ahmed's residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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 has an open panel.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Mao studied medicine at Soochow University Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among his clinical interests: pain management and anesthesia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Mao has received include NIH Research Grants; Early Carrier Scholar Award Of American Pain; and Society. In addition to English, Dr. Mao (or staff) speaks Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brenner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain Management

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

Dr. Marcos Vidalmelo is a medical specialist in pain medicine and cardiac anesthesiology. He has a special interest in ventricular assist device (VAD). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vidalmelo honors. For his residency, Dr. Vidalmelo trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: 2007-Presidential Scholar Award, American Society; Anesthesiologists.; and 2005-Harvard Medical School Bridge Award. Dr. Vidalmelo (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vidalmelo is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lucy Chen practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her education and training includes medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA and Partners Excellence Award. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Yi Zhang works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhang accepts. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Tongji University Medical School and Peking Union Medical College and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. He speaks Mandarin.

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kurz's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. She trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. Dr. Kurz has received distinctions including Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Shiqian Shen's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a special interest in back pain and neuropathic pain. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Shen is open to new patients. After attending Tongji University Medical School, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received the distinction of Best Intern of the Year. Dr. Shen speaks Chinese.

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Clinical interests: Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain

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

Dr. Zacharia Isaac practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Isaac is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Isaac has received the following distinction: Earl C. Elkin'S Award. He is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), Massachusetts General Hospital, and Faulkner Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems

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

Dr. Kiana Kashef is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She speaks Persian. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kashef studied medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kashef trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kashef is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Alpha Omega Alpha. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Jin honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Jin studied medicine at Peking University Health Science Center. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency.

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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. In Dr. Hsia-Kiung's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, headache, and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts 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)

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

Dr. Keith Fragoza specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Fragoza honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His professional affiliations include Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mona Patel's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Patel trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for her residency.

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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.