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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. For his residency, Dr. Dave trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. His areas of expertise include vertebroplasty, pain management, and acute pain. Dr. Dave has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Indian Languages. His professional 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise 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. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Guarino performed his residency at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Guarino's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bottros include pain management, acute pain, and chronic pain. Dr. Bottros is professionally affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Saint Louis, MO. Clinical interests for Dr. Swarm include vertebroplasty, pain management, and kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation). Dr. Swarm is affiliated with Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Swarm average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. 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 has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is conversant in Chinese. Dr. Yi is 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's specialties are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Saint Louis, MO. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. Dr. Schrock's areas of expertise include anesthesia. Dr. Schrock takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Washington University Physicians, St. Louis Children's Hospital, and 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Rao is especially interested in vertebroplasty and pain management. She is affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at 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 specialist in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Aubuchon focuses on pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, and Washington University Physicians. Dr. Aubuchon takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Aubuchon attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mao include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Mao is professionally affiliated with Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Washington University Physicians, and Center for Advanced Medicine. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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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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