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

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 specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Aks accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Aks's medical residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Dwayne Jones is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include pain management. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Before completing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, Dr. Jones attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scowcroft include pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Scowcroft graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Scowcroft 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. 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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Laughlin's clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Laughlin has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. He 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. Rebecca Cortney Burfeind, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Ne Missouri Road; Suite 103
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Rebecca Burfeind is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burfeind include pain management. Her professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burfeind studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Johnson attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Edwards studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Edwards's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Charapata has a special interest in pain management. He is affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Hartford Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Charapata accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chaplick has a special interest in pain management. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Western Reserve Care System. 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. Zhengyu Hu, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2100 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Zhengyu Hu works as a physiatrist and pain doctor. Dr. Hu's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, Dr. Hu attended medical school at Shanghai Medical University. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Hu 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.