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We found 132 pain specialists near Charlestown, MA.

Dr. Joseph F Audette, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Harvard Vanguard Medical Assoc.; Kenmore
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Audette practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Boston, MA. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Audette attended Harvard Medical School. Dr. Audette has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Dr. Audette has received professional recognition including the following: Outstanding Contributions -chronic Pain; Management, Mass General Hospital & Harvard; and Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Dr. Audette has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Salahadin Abdi, MD, PhD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
One Brookline Place; Suite 105
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Salahadin Abdi is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Abdi honors Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Munster Faculty of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. His distinctions include: Marquis Who is Who in Science and Engineering; Partners in Excellence for Quality Treatment and Service; and Donald P. Todd Resident Award in Recognition of Excellence in Pain Management. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Christopher Charles Wenger, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
88 East Newton Street; A-2817
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christopher Wenger is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Wenger completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Salem Hospital. Dr. Wenger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Wenger is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Anil Kumar Soni, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Anil Soni practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. In his practice, Dr. Soni focuses on pain management. Dr. Soni's professional affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Soni's training includes residency programs at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lok Nayak Hospital, and G.B. Pant Hospital. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Soni has received include Board Certified in four countries: India, United; Kindom, Ireland, and United States.; and Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jennifer C Millen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine
133 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Millen's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and emergency medicine; she sees patients in Boston, MA, Dedham, MA, and Norwood, MA. Dr. Millen is especially interested in pain management and spine problems. She accepts Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Millen is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Christine Nai-Mei Sang, MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Christine Sang practices pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. She accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Sang completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received distinctions including Board certified in pediatric anesthesiology and Available Upon Request From Physician. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Sang is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Sharon Bassi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
125 Parker Hill Avenue; Converse 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sharon Bassi practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Burlington, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bassi attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident; The Manuel J. Lipson Award : Dedication and development of the physical medicine and rehabilitation; and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. In addition to English, Dr. Bassi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

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

Dr. Tal Rencus specializes in pain medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology and practices in Roxbury Crossing, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Rencus is conversant in Hebrew. He is especially interested in pain management. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rencus 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 specialist. Dr. Sethna's clinical interests include spinal fusion. He is affiliated with 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethna's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine and then he 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. Dr. Sethna (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Ahmed's areas of expertise include pain management and chronic pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmed takes. Dr. Ahmed graduated from Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Ahmed trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for Dr. Ahmed's residency. 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) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ahmed 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 Street; Wac 324 Anesthesia Pain Management
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jianren Mao's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mao include pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mao accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mao's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Mao attended medical school at Soochow University Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Brenner's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Brenner graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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). He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain Management

Dr. Eduard A Vaynberg, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
88 East Newton Street; A-2817
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Eduard Vaynberg's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Westwood, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vaynberg completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vaynberg include pain management. Dr. Vaynberg honors Cigna, Aetna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Vaynberg (or staff) speaks Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Cambridge, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Mostoufi's clinical interests encompass spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Winchester Hospital, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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

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

Dr. Ronald Stein specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care insurance. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Stein attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). Dr. Stein has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Karen Lrach Boretsky, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other, Critical Care
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader 3
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Karen Boretsky is a medical specialist in pediatric anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Before completing her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Boretsky attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Boretsky is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. She has a closed panel.

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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.