We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Saint Paul, MN.

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Dr. Alfred Levi Clavel Jr., MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Alfred Clavel, who practices in Minneapolis, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Plymouth, MN, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patients gave Dr. Clavel an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Clavel attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Clavel's professional affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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Dr. Peter Alan Stiles, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Peter Stiles' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Stiles is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. His professional affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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Dr. Munish Loomba, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
401 Phalen Blvd - Ms 41104f; Healthpartners Specialty Center 401
St. Paul, MN
 

Dr. Munish Loomba is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Loomba attended medical school at Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, Dr. Loomba (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Loomba's professional affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital.

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Dr. Andrew Lee Schakel, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Andrew Schakel specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine and practices in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. Dr. Schakel attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for residency. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Isaac Thomas Marsolek, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
640 Jackson Street
Saint Paul, MN
 

Dr. Isaac Marsolek practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Saint Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview's residency program. Dr. Marsolek honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital.

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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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