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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

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

Dr. Salahadin Abdi practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street; Wac 324 Anesthesia Pain Management
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

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

Dr. Jennifer Millen is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and emergency medicine specialist in Boston, MA, Braintree, MA, and Dedham, MA. She is professionally affiliated with Atrius Health. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Millen is in-network for Medicare insurance. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
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

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

Dr. Charles Berde's specialties are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Boston, MA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He takes Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston, Dr. Berde attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boston Super Doctors; Dystrophy Syndrome Assoc. of New England; and Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care and Pain Management (Anesthesiology). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Berde's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Sedation, Pain Management

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

Dr. Sharon Bassi works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Burlington, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Her areas of clinical interest consist of pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. Dr. Bassi accepts Medicaid and Medicare insurance. She has an open panel. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bassi 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. Dr. Bassi (or staff) is conversant in Hindi.

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

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

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

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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, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine. In her practice, Dr. Rickerson focuses on pain management, palliative care, and anesthesia. Dr. Rickerson is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. She trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for her residency. Dr. Rickerson's professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, she is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Palliative Care, 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, who practices in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Schechter attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine
3 Woodland Road; Suite 322
Stoneham, MA
 

Dr. Anil Kumar is a pain doctor in Stoneham, MA. He has a special interest in pain management. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. AARP, Prudential (PruCare), and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar accepts. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for his residency. Dr. Kumar has received the distinction of Ama Physician Recognition Award. Dr. Kumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kumar's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

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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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