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

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

Dr. Munish Loomba, who practices in Saint Paul, MN and Minneapolis, MN, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Loomba attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Loomba (or staff) speaks Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital.

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

Dr. Alfred Clavel's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Clavel is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Clavel takes. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Clavel attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Clavel is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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

Dr. Andrew Schakel works as a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist in Minneapolis, MN and Saint Paul, MN. He is affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Schakel obtained his medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview.

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

Dr. Peter Stiles sees patients in Bloomington, MN, Saint Paul, MN, and Minneapolis, MN. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Stiles accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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

Dr. Isaac Marsolek's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Marsolek studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He trained at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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.