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 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. Dwayne Jones is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, Dr. Jones performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Jones is affiliated with 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 an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Scowcroft's clinical interests include pain management. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Aks include pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aks accepts. Dr. Aks attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Aks has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Laughlin include pain management. His professional affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). Dr. Laughlin attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Laughlin trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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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 anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Charapata attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then went on to complete his residency at Hartford Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Charapata average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Charapata accepts.

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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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Kansas City, MO, Independence, MO, and Lees Summit, MO. Dr. Johnson's clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Burfeind's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burfeind honors. 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. Her professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chaplick is especially interested in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Belton Regional Medical Center, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Western Reserve Care System for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Chaplick is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. George A Edwards, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Kc Pain Centers - Lees Summit; 200 Northeast Missouri Road Suite 103
Lees Summit, MO
 

Dr. George Edwards specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Edwards performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Edwards focuses on pain management. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edwards's professional 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. Zhengyu Hu, MS, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2100 Southeast Blue Parkway; Suite 240
Lee's Summit, MO
 

Dr. Zhengyu Hu's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Lee's Summit Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hu accepts. Dr. Hu graduated from Shanghai Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He speaks Mandarin.

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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.