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We found 42 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boston, MA.

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Ahmed completed Dr. Ahmed's residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mao accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Mao is open to new patients. He graduated from Soochow University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He 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.

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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Boston, MA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Brenner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Christopher Wenger works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Wenger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Wenger is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenger's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Wenger is accepting 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' areas of specialization are pain medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Roxbury Crossing, MA and Boston, MA. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Rencus is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Rencus's practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. Dr. Sethna attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass spinal fusion. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethna has received distinctions including 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sethna has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

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

Dr. Wilfred Hynes is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Hynes is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hynes is in-network for 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. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Elena Desillier, who practices in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Desillier is especially interested in anesthesia. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Desillier has received the distinction of Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Dr. Desillier (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

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 physiatrist and pain doctor in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. He has a special interest in spine problems. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mostoufi takes. In addition to English, Dr. Mostoufi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His professional affiliations include Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Mostoufi is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Lucy Chen specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chen graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA and Partners Excellence Award. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Edward Michna is an anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine specialist. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michna honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Michna's hospital/clinic affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stein include pain management. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. He has a closed panel. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Stein has received the distinction of *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Marcos Vidalmelo specializes in pain medicine and cardiac anesthesiology. Dr. Vidalmelo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Vidalmelo has indicated that his clinical interests include ventricular assist device (VAD). He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Vidalmelo's medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. His distinctions include: 2007-Presidential Scholar Award, American Society; Anesthesiologists.; and 2005-Harvard Medical School Bridge Award. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Her areas of expertise include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Kurz's residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kurz has received include Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in 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, Interventional Pain Medicine
88 East Newton Street; A-2817
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ross Musumeci is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Musumeci trained at Baystate Medical Center. In Dr. Musumeci's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Dr. Musumeci's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Divya Chirumamilla, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
330 Brookline Avenue - Ya 204
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Divya Chirumamilla is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. After attending J.J.M. Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chirumamilla completed her residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chirumamilla include: Carol A. Warfield Award in Pain Management and Outstanding Resident Award- Dept of Anesthesia. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chirumamilla's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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.