We found 37 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Boston, MA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. Dr. Oliver attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain

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 specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sethna include spinal fusion. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is an in-network provider for Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Sethna obtained his medical school training at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sethna include: Teacher Of The Year Award; Por Cristo Humanitarian Award For Medical Mission in Equador; and Achievement award in Pediatric Pain Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Sethna (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He obtained his medical school training at Soochow University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Mao include pain management and anesthesia. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mao honors. Dr. Mao has received distinctions including Early Carrier; Scholar Award Of American Pain; and US Patents John Bonica Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Mao (or staff) is conversant in Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is open to new 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 an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian. Dr. Ahmed's clinical interests include pain management and chronic pain. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is a graduate of Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Ahmed trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahmed 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Gary Brenner, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Brenner performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Brenner focuses on pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brenner accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Brenner has received include 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brenner welcomes 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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). She has received the following distinctions: Excellence Award and Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Elena Desillier specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She is especially interested in pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Desillier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Most Supportive Staff and 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 professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Desillier's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Seyed Mostoufi is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Mostoufi's clinical interests: pain management and spine problems. He honors 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. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Wilfred Hynes, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Hynes is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from 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) speaks Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Ross Musumeci is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Musumeci include pain management. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Dr. Musumeci accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Musumeci's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Baystate Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. James Rathmell specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Boston, MA. He is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Rathmell is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rathmell graduated from Wake Forest University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: 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.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and pediatric critical care and practices in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Waltham, MA. These areas are among her clinical interests: robotic surgery and perioperative medicine. Dr. Houck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. 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. She offers interpreting services for her 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, who practices in Westwood, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Somerville, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stein studied medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. He has received the distinction of *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Dr. Stein's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1810 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. David Kagle specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Brockton, MA, Concord, MA, and Brookline, MA. Dr. Kagle is professionally affiliated with Emerson Main Campus. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Before performing her residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kurz attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her distinctions include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. Dr. Kurz speaks Spanish. She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Shiqian Shen is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain and neuropathic pain. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated from Tongji University Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Shen completed residency programs at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Best Intern of the Year. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain

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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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