Finding Providers
loading

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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His professional affiliations include HealthPartners Specialty Center and Regions Hospital. Dr. Loomba honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Loomba attended Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Medical College for medical school. Dr. Loomba (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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

Dr. Alfred Clavel is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics. Dr. Clavel's education and training includes medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. On average, patients gave him a 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.

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

Dr. Andrew Schakel is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schakel graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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

Dr. Peter Stiles works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Stiles completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital and HealthPartners Regions Specialty Clinics.

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

Dr. Isaac Marsolek is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, he completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. Dr. Marsolek is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.