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

Dr. Joseph Audette is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Audette focuses on pain management. He accepts the following insurance: Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Audette attended Harvard Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: Outstanding Contributions -chronic Pain; Management, Mass General Hospital & Harvard; and Medical School. Dr. Audette speaks Spanish. Dr. Audette is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. He 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 specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending the University of Munster Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Abdi completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He takes Medicare insurance. 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 professionally 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 works as a physiatrist, pain doctor, and emergency medicine specialist in Boston, MA, Dedham, MA, and Norwood, MA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management and spine problems. She is affiliated with Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates. Before completing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Millen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Millen is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her practice 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 is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Sang studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Her distinctions include: Board certified in pediatric anesthesiology and Available Upon Request From Physician. Dr. Sang offers interpreting services for her patients. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. She is accepting 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. She has a special interest in pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. Dr. Bassi is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital's residency program. 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.

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

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ahmed is a graduate of Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Dr. Ahmed completed Dr. Ahmed's residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Ahmed is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Khmer. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mao accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Mao is open to new patients. He graduated from Soochow University Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinctions: 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.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Anil Soni works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soni include pain management. His professional affiliations include Boston Medical Center (BMC), Mount Auburn Hospital, and Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA). He is in-network for Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Lok Nayak Hospital, and G.B. Pant Hospital, Dr. Soni attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school. Dr. Soni has received distinctions including Board Certified in four countries: India, United; Kindom, Ireland, and United States.; and Diplomate of American Board of Anesthesiology.. Dr. Soni (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Gary Brenner practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Boston, MA. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Brenner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. 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. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Wenger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Wenger is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Wenger's training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. 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' areas of specialization are pain medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Roxbury Crossing, MA and Boston, MA. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Rencus is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. After attending the University of Massachusetts Medical School, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Rencus's 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. Dr. Sethna attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass spinal fusion. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sethna 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. His professional affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sethna has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

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

Dr. Eduard Vaynberg is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Vaynberg is especially interested in pain management. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Vaynberg (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Medical Center (BMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vaynberg's office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are pediatric anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from 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. Unfortunately, she is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Wilfred Hynes is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Hynes is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Hynes is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. He is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Brighton, MA and Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Desillier is especially interested in anesthesia. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is not accepting new patients at this time. She trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. Dr. Desillier has received the distinction of Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Dr. Desillier (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

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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.