We found 39 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Jennifer Betts Oliver, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
75 Francis Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Oliver's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Wake Forest Baptist Health. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Oliver attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Oliver is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. She has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain

Dr. Wilfred L Hynes Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Wilfred Hynes works as a rehabilitation physician, anesthesiologist, and pain specialist. Dr. Hynes graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of pain management and anesthesia. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hynes is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Navil F Sethna Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Navil Sethna's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA. Dr. Sethna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. In his practice, Dr. Sethna focuses on spinal fusion. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, Dr. Sethna performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Teacher Of The Year Award; Por Cristo Humanitarian Award For Medical Mission in Equador; and Achievement award in Pediatric Pain Medicine. Dr. Sethna has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

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, Complementary and Alternative Medicine
 

Dr. Melissa Covington is a specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine. She works in South Burlington, VT and Burlington, VT. Dr. Covington's clinical interests encompass chronic pain management. She is professionally affiliated with The University of Vermont Medical Center. She is in-network for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Covington attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain Management, Acute Pain

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
800 Washington Street; Box 298 Ziskind 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elena Desillier is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desillier include neuropathic pain, pain management, and sports injuries. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Desillier's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Desillier include: Most Supportive Staff and Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Dr. Desillier (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Desillier is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stellate Ganglion Block, Ultrasound, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Nerve Block, Pelvic 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 Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Ross Musumeci sees patients in Westwood, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Somerville, MA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Musumeci's professional affiliations include CHA Cambridge Hospital, CHA Everett Hospital, and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Musumeci completed a residency program at Baystate Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
799 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Seyed Mostoufi's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Mostoufi's clinical interests encompass pain management. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA). AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mostoufi honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Mostoufi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Constance Susan Houck, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
300 Longwood Avenue; Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Anesthesia
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Constance Houck works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and pediatric critical care specialist in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Waltham, MA. She offers interpreting services for her patients. She is especially interested in robotic surgery and perioperative medicine. Dr. Houck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. Dr. Houck is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Perioperative Medicine, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ronald J Stein, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Ronald Stein's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stein include pain management. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has received the following distinction: *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with CHA Cambridge Hospital, CHA Everett Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Rathmell is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Rathmell studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Leroy D. Vandam & Benjamin G. Covino Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical Scholl and Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Rathmell is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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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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