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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 anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Wake Forest Baptist Health. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Oliver completed a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. She has a closed panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain

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

Dr. Wilfred Hynes is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Hynes's areas of expertise consist of pain management and anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hynes include: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hynes is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Navil F Sethna Jr., MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Navil Sethna is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sethna include spinal fusion. Dr. Sethna is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine, Dr. Sethna performed his residency 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 Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street; Wac 324 Anesthesia Pain Management
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jianren Mao is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Boston, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Mao is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mao is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Soochow University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ahmed is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Pascal H Scemama-De-Gialluly, MBA, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Pascal Scemama-De-Gialluly works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Scemama-De-Gialluly's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include chronic headache, acute pain, and chronic pain. He accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Scemama-De-Gialluly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Stellate Ganglion Block, Chronic Headache, Neurostimulation, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sharon Bassi, who practices in Burlington, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bassi include pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. She is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. 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. Dr. Bassi is professionally affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). She is accepting new patients.

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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
800 Washington Street; Box 298 Ziskind 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elena Desillier is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA. Dr. Desillier's areas of expertise include the following: neuropathic pain, pain management, and sports injuries. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Desillier accepts. She completed her residency training at Boston Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Most Supportive Staff and 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 affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stellate Ganglion Block, Ultrasound, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Nerve Block, Pelvic Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Brenner works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. He has a special interest in pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brenner takes. Dr. Brenner obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Brenner 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. Dr. Brenner is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He 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 an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Boston, MA. She attended Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Her clinical interests encompass pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Chen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Excellence Award and Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Charles Berde is a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain doctor. In his practice, Dr. Berde focuses on pain management. Dr. Berde takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; Dystrophy Syndrome Assoc. of New England; and Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care and Pain Management (Anesthesiology). In addition to English, Dr. Berde speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Berde has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sedation, Pain Management

Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Susan Sager specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sager's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Sager offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Elizabeth Rickerson practices anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rickerson include pain management, palliative care, and anesthesia. Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Rickerson is in-network for Medicare insurance. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Palliative Care, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Martin Acquadro's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Dorchester Center, MA and Boston, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He has a special interest in pain management. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Acquadro performed his residency at Caritas Carney Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Acquadro include: Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American College of Pain Medicine; and Certificate in Pain Management, Amer. Board of Anesthesiology, .. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Neil Lawrence Schechter, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neil Schechter works as a pain doctor and developmental behavioral pediatrician in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Schechter has received the following distinctions: Robert Addison Award for fostering international collaboration on behalf of pain medicine; Jeffrey Lawson Award for Achievement in Pediatric Pain of the American Pain Society; and June Dahl Award of the Alliance for State Pain Initiatives. Dr. Schechter (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish. Dr. Schechter is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Anil Soni works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Needham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Somerville, MA. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Soni completed his residency training at G.B. Pant Hospital. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kindom, Ireland, and United States; Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology. Da: Stood 1st; and Travel Fellowship Award to ISA. Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include CHA Cambridge Hospital, CHA Everett Hospital, and Boston Medical Center (BMC). Dr. Soni's practice is open to 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.
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