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We found 10 pain specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic HMO near Lees Summit, MO.

Dr. Dwayne Eric Jones, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2000 South East Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Dwayne Jones practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In Dr. Jones's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. He completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. James Andrew Scowcroft, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. James Scowcroft is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Scowcroft include pain management. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Scowcroft is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Scowcroft's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Howard A Aks, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Howard Aks is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Aks performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Thomas Patrick Laughlin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Kc Pain Centers - Lees Summit; 200 Northeast Missouri Road Suite 103
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Thomas Laughlin is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Laughlin average 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Laughlin is in-network for Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Laughlin is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Curtis Delon Johnson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Curtis Johnson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include pain management. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Johnson attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson honors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. George A Edwards, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. George Edwards is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Independence, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Edwards include pain management. Dr. Edwards honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Steven G Charapata, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Steven Charapata is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Independence, MO, Kansas City, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. Areas of expertise for Dr. Charapata include pain management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charapata honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Charapata trained at Hartford Hospital for residency. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Rebecca Cortney Burfeind, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca Burfeind practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Kansas City, MO, Belton, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Burfeind include pain management. Her average rating from her patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, Dr. Burfeind completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Mark B Chaplick, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2100 South East Blue Parkway
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Mark Chaplick practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Chaplick has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Chaplick completed a residency program at Western Reserve Care System. Dr. Chaplick's hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Zhengyu Hu, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2100 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Zhengyu Hu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He graduated from Shanghai Medical University and then he performed his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Hu's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hu speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center.

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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.