We found 3 interventional pain specialists who accept Coventry HMO near Frederick, MD.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
86 Thomas Johnson Court
Frederick, MD
 

Dr. Zinon Pappas' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Frederick, MD. He is professionally affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. Dr. Pappas is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
86 Thomas Johnson Court
Frederick, MD
 

Dr. Christopher Berman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Berman honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver. He is affiliated with Frederick Memorial Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1050 Key Parkway; Suite 103
Frederick, MD
 

Dr. Rudy Malayil is a rehabilitation physician and interventional pain specialist. He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. He graduated from Kasturba Medical College.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.
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