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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

Dr. Louis Saeger is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Stillwater, MN. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Saeger attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Saeger is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Yamaguchi is 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

Dr. Jane Wilkins is a Stillwater, MN physician who specializes in pain medicine and family medicine. Dr. Wilkins's professional affiliations include Regions Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group, and Allina Hospitals & Clinics. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency training at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wilkins accepts Medicare insurance. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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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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