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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurophysiology, Neurology
1814 Westchester Drive; Suite 401
High Point, NC
 

Dr. Richard Sater is a pain medicine, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. Dr. Sater's education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The average patient rating for Dr. Sater is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
401 Ferndale Boulevard
High Point, NC
 

Dr. Kevin Speight's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with High Point Regional Health System (North Carolina). Dr. Speight honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include President, High Point Medical Society; Summa Cum Laude - Medicine Graduate, Medical University of SC; and Alpha Omega Alpha, MUSC AOA Chapter.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine
606 North Elm Street
High Point, NC
 

Dr. William Spillane's specialty is pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Spillane studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
401 Ferndale Boulevard; Po Box 2324
High Point, NC
 

Dr. William Owings is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Owings's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with High Point Regional Health System (North Carolina).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
401 Ferndale Boulevard
High Point, NC
 

Dr. Elliott Williams' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with High Point Regional Health System (North Carolina). Dr. Williams studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
443 Northbridge Drive
High Point, NC
 

Dr. Anthony Russell is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Elkin, NC and High Point, NC. Before completing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Russell attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Excellence in Teaching award, Baptist School of Nurse Anethesiology.

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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.