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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He is conversant in Indian Languages. His areas of expertise consist of vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Dr. Dave's hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He graduated from B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Dr. Dave's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Guarino include pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Dr. Guarino attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Saint Louis, MO, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Bottros's clinical interests encompass pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bottros accepts. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish 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: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acute Pain

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

Dr. Charles Schrock's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a special interest in anesthesia. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Schrock takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia

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 in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Swarm include vertebroplasty, pain management, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Patient ratings for Dr. Swarm average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. 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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Central South University and Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Yi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has a special interest in pain management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Yi's professional 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, Trigeminal Neuralgia

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

Dr. Lesley Rao's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rao include vertebroplasty and pain management. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Rao attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She is 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 works as a pediatric anesthesiologist and pediatric pain doctor. Dr. Aubuchon's clinical interests include pain management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Rajiv Shah specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Shah takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for his residency. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Tanying Mao specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mao's areas of expertise consist of pain management and anesthesia. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Mao completed a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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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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