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We found 10 pain specialists who accept HealthLink HMO 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Dr. Dave is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad for medical school, Dr. Dave completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. In addition to English, he speaks Indian Languages. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Creve Coeur, MO and Saint Louis, MO. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. Patient reviews placed Dr. Guarino at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Bottros include pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include 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

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 conversant in Chinese. In his practice, Dr. Yi focuses on pain management. Dr. Yi is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He attended Central South University and Peking Union Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Yi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Saint Louis, MO. In his practice, he is particularly interested in anesthesia. He is affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine, Dr. Schrock performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Schrock is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Swarm attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In his practice, Dr. Swarm focuses on vertebroplasty, pain management, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Swarm honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. 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. Her clinical interests encompass vertebroplasty and pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Rao is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before performing her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Rao attended St. Louis University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: 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 specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine and practices in Saint Louis, MO. Dr. Aubuchon's clinical interests include pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his 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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Shah focuses on pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mao's areas of expertise include pain management and anesthesia. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and 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.