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

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

Dr. Christopher Wenger is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Wenger completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Wenger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Wenger is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He 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 is a pain medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Rencus include pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Rencus trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Hebrew. He 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Boston, MA. His clinical interests include spinal fusion. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Sethna attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. Dr. Sethna's 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

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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

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

Dr. Wilfred Hynes is a rehabilitation physician, anesthesiologist, and pain doctor. Dr. Hynes's areas of clinical interest consist of pain management and anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hynes has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. Dr. Hynes (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include anesthesia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desillier honors. For her residency, Dr. Desillier trained at Boston Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Dr. Desillier (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Desillier is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Desillier's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include spine problems. Dr. Mostoufi takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mostoufi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mostoufi is professionally affiliated with 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

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

Dr. Ronald Stein's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include pain management. His professional affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. He has a closed panel. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Stein attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the following distinction: *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 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, Interventional Pain Medicine
88 East Newton Street; A-2817
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Ross Musumeci's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Musumeci include pain management. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baystate Medical Center. Dr. Musumeci accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Edward Michna sees patients in Boston, MA and Chestnut Hill, MA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Michna is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Michna is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Michna attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology, pain medicine, and pediatric critical care. Dr. Houck obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include robotic surgery and perioperative medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Houck is accepting new patients.

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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.