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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
1950 Curve Crest Boulevard W; #100
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800

Dr. Mark Yamaguchi is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Yamaguchi is professionally affiliated with Fairview Health Services. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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

Dr. Jane Wilkins is a pain doctor and family medicine physician in Stillwater, MN. She is affiliated with Regions Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group, and Allina Hospitals & Clinics. After attending the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Wilkins completed her residency training at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Wilkins is accepting new patients.

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Dr. Louis Carl Saeger MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
1950 Curve Crest Boulevard W; #100
Stillwater, MN
(651) 430-3800

Dr. Louis Saeger is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Saeger obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital.

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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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
927 Churchill Street W
Stillwater, MN
(651) 439-5330

Dr. Mark Schlimgen is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Schlimgen is in-network for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine.

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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.