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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 physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Saeger is professionally affiliated with Fairview Ridges Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Saeger attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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mark-kenji-yamaguchi-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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

Dr. Mark Yamaguchi's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Mankato, MN, Burnsville, MN, and Stillwater, MN. Dr. Yamaguchi is affiliated with Fairview Northland Medical Center, Fairview Ridges Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Yamaguchi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for his residency.

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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 is a pain doctor and family medicine physician in Stillwater, MN. Before performing her residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, Dr. Wilkins attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Wilkins is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. Her professional affiliations include Regions Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group, and Allina Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Wilkins welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

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

Dr. Mark Schlimgen is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He takes Medicare insurance. He 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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