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Dr. Louis Carl Saeger MD

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

1950 Curve Crest Boulevard; Suite 100
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800

(Average of 4.2 in 6 ratings)

Dr. Louis Saeger is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Saeger has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital.

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Mark Kenji Yamaguchi MD

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

1950 Curve Crest Boulevard; Suite 100
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800

Dr. Mark Yamaguchi is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Yamaguchi graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Ridges Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

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Dr. Jane Rae Wilkens (Wilkins) MD

Specializes in Family Medicine, Pain Medicine

1500 Curve Crest Boulevard W
Stillwater, MN
(651) 439-1234

(Average of 5 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Jane Wilkins specializes in pain medicine and family medicine. She attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center. Dr. Wilkins's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Medicare insurance. She is professionally affiliated with Regions Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group, and Allina Hospitals & Clinics. She has an open panel.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

927 Churchill Street W
Stillwater, MN
(651) 439-5330

Dr. Mark Schlimgen's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Schlimgen is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

5803 Neal Avenue N
Oak Park Heights, MN
(651) 439-8807

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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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