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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. For Dr. Ahmed's residency, Dr. Ahmed trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmed include: First Innovation Award, Physician; Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital.; and Awarded for the development of a medical delivery. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ahmed's practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended Soochow University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). These areas are among Dr. Mao's clinical interests: pain management and anesthesia. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. His distinctions include: 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 professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Brenner offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. Dr. Brenner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received distinctions including 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). He is accepting 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wenger include pain management. Dr. Wenger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Wenger (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Wenger is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). 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 is a medical specialist in pain medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Before performing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Rencus attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Rencus takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rencus is conversant in Hebrew. His 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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spinal fusion. Dr. Sethna accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. He studied medicine at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Sethna completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He 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) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Boston, MA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hynes include pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hynes has received distinctions including "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include anesthesia. Dr. Desillier is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her 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. She is not currently accepting new 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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. His areas of expertise include spine problems. He is affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Dr. Mostoufi is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Mostoufi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He also offers interpreting services for his 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Chinese. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is especially interested in pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She 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). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. Dr. Chen has received the following distinctions: 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, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Edward Michna's specialties are anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. Dr. Michna has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Michna's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is accepting 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). 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 accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care. Dr. Stein has received the following distinction: *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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

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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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Kurz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurz include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine.; www.doctorkurz.com; and Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine.. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Kurz welcomes new patients.

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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 anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Westwood, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Somerville, MA. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Dr. Musumeci is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Dr. Musumeci has an open panel. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Baystate Medical Center.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chirumamilla's areas of expertise include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess (BID) Hospital-Milton. She studied medicine at J.J.M. Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Chirumamilla completed residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chirumamilla 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. Dr. Chirumamilla welcomes new patients.

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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.