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We found 131 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 is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Audette include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Audette has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. His distinctions include: Outstanding Contributions -chronic Pain; Management, Mass General Hospital & Harvard; and Medical School. He is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Abdi graduated from the University of Munster Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Abdi completed a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Abdi is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Jennifer Millen specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and emergency medicine. She graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Areas of expertise for Dr. Millen include pain management and spine problems. She honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialties are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Sang honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Board certified in pediatric anesthesiology and Available Upon Request From Physician. Dr. Sang offers interpreting services for her patients.

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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

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

Dr. Karen Boretsky sees patients in Boston, MA. Her medical specialties are pediatric anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Boretsky completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital. Dr. Boretsky is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Sharon Bassi is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. Dr. Bassi honors Medicare insurance. Before completing her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Bassi attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her distinctions include: 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. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
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 Street; Wac 324 Anesthesia Pain Management
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. 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. Dr. Vaynberg (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. His clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaynberg honors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Charles B Berde, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
333 Longwood Avenue; Room 555
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Charles Berde works as a pediatric anesthesiologist and pediatric pain specialist in Boston, MA. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Berde's distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care; and Pain Management (Anesthesiology).. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Berde's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sedation

Dr. Elizabeth McCann Rickerson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Rickerson is an anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine specialist in Boston, MA. Her areas of expertise include the following: palliative care and anesthesia. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Rickerson is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, Dr. Rickerson is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Palliative Care

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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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.