We found 44 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Christopher Charles Wenger, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
125 Parker Hill Avenue; Suite 540
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Wenger is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Wenger's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Wenger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Wenger is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Tal Rencus, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
125 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Tal Rencus is a pain doctor, neuroradiologist, and diagnostic radiologist in Roxbury Crossing, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Rencus has a special interest in pain management. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rencus graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He speaks Hebrew.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Navil F Sethna Mc 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. He is especially interested in spinal fusion. Dr. Sethna accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Sethna has received the following distinctions: Teacher Of The Year Award.; Por Cristo Humanitarian Award For Medical Mission in Equador; and Achievement award in Pediatric Pain Medicine. Dr. Sethna (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment. He attended Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. His distinctions 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 foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Jianren Mao's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Soochow University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mao's clinical interests encompass pain management and anesthesia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Mao 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Seyed Ali Mostoufi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
800 Washington Street; Box 400, Biewend Building, 14th Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Seyed Mostoufi is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in spine problems. He accepts AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mostoufi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mostoufi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Work Injuries, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Sports Injuries

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

Dr. Gary Brenner is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Brenner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Brenner trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brenner 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. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain Management

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

Dr. Wilfred Hynes practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. In his practice, Dr. Hynes focuses on pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He takes Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hynes has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
800 Washington Street; #298
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elena Desillier is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Desillier include anesthesia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid. Dr. Desillier's training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Outstanding Mentor of the Year. In addition to English, Dr. Desillier (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Desillier is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Desillier is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

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

Dr. Ronald Stein is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include pain management. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. He is closed to new patients at this time. After completing medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Dr. Stein performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Marcos Vidalmelo is a pain medicine and cardiac anesthesiology specialist in Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include ventricular assist device (VAD). He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vidalmelo is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His training includes residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vidalmelo has received include 2007-Presidential Scholar Award, American Society; Anesthesiologists.; and 2005-Harvard Medical School Bridge Award. In addition to English, Dr. Vidalmelo (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French.

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

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

Dr. Lucy Chen is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Her clinical interests include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Chen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Her distinctions include: Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA and Partners Excellence Award. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
88 East Newton Street; A-2817
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ross Musumeci is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Musumeci's areas of expertise include pain management. His professional affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Musumeci has an open panel. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baystate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Yi Zhang works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He attended Tongji University Medical School and Peking Union Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Zhang speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Edward Michna practices anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Michna is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Michna's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Constance Susan Houck, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
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 studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Houck completed her residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery and perioperative medicine. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Tufts Health Plan, and more. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Houck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Perioperative Medicine, Robotic Surgery

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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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