We found 10 pain specialists who accept Great-West Healthcare POS near Saint Louis, MO.

Dr. Bakul Ramakant Dave, MS, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Bakul Dave is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He attended B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo for residency. These areas are among Dr. Dave's clinical interests: vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dave takes. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. Dr. Dave's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Acute Pain, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Herbert Guarino, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Anthony Guarino, who practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guarino include pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Nerve Block, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Spine Problems, Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Michael Magdy Bottros, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Michael Bottros is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Bottros completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acute Pain

Dr. Robert A Swarm, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 14c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Robert Swarm works as a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Swarm attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Swarm focuses on vertebroplasty, pain management, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Swarm honors. Dr. Swarm is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Kyphoplasty, Cancer, Acute Pain, Vertebroplasty, Cancer Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Xiaobin Yi, MBA, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4921 Parkview; Place Suite14c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Xiaobin Yi's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Yi attended medical school at Central South University and Peking Union Medical College. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Yi is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Trigeminal Neuralgia

Dr. Charles R Schrock Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Charles Schrock works as a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests encompass anesthesia. Dr. Schrock is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schrock obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

Dr. Lesley Kathryn Rao, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO
 

Dr. Lesley Rao's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of vertebroplasty and pain management. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Rao completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty, Cancer Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pain Management

Dr. Jacob Daniel Aubuchon, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
1 Childrens Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Jacob Aubuchon is a medical specialist in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Aubuchon attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Aubuchon focuses on pain management. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aubuchon is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Tanying Mao, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4921 Parkview Place; Suite 14c
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Tanying Mao's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. She obtained her medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Mao has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Rajiv K Shah, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4921 Parkview Place
Saint Louis, MO
 

Dr. Rajiv Shah is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include pain management. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His training includes a residency program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neck Problems, Sciatica, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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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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