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We found 39 pain specialists who accept Aetna POS near Brooklyn, NY.

Dr. Kenneth Bradley Chapman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
860 5th Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenneth Chapman works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Chapman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Chapman attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Super Doctors New York; New York Super Doctors; and Castle Connolly's Top Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chapman (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Lenox Hill Hospital, Staten Island University Hospital - South, and NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chapman is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Dr. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Ave Hp1-199
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Christolias specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in New York, NY and Tarrytown, NY. His clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Christolias is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Christolias attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Christolias has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Christolias is conversant in Greek.

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Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Mehrdad Anesthesiologist Hedayatnia, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
506 Sixth Street
Brooklyn, NY
 

Dr. Mehrdad Hedayatnia is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Hedayatnia average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hedayatnia's clinical interests include knee problems, cancer, and pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Healthfirst, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Shaheed Beheshti Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at New York Methodist Hospital for residency. Dr. Hedayatnia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Hedayatnia is professionally affiliated with VA NY Harbor Healthcare System and New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, Cancer, Injuries, Nerve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Mikhail Kogan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
67 Irving Place; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Mikhail Kogan is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kogan takes. He graduated from Irkutsk State Medical University. Dr. Kogan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Mandarin, and Korean. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone at Columbus Medical. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Dr. Neel Devendra Mehta, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1305 York Avenue Pain Medicine; 10th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Neel Mehta is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Mehta (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, neuropathic pain, and chronic pain management. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Mehta's medical residency was performed at Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He honors Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: New York Rising Stars; Dean's Healthcare Leadership Fellow; and 1st prize, Weill Cornell Anesthesiology Research Award.

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Clinical interests: Stenosis, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Thoracic Problems, Spinal Pain, Joint Pain, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

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Dr. Jeffrey Michael Davis, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
156 William Street; 7th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Davis is a pain specialist and neurologist. He graduated from the University of L'Aquila Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. His areas of expertise include the following: migraine and pain management. Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Davis honors. Dr. Davis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Italian, and Russian. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Pain Management

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Dr. Jaspal Ricky Singh, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
525 East 68th Street Baker; 16th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Jaspal Singh, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Singh's areas of expertise include hip pain, electromyography (EMG), and radiculopathy (nerve root disorder). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Singh include: Super Doctors- New York Rising Star Medical Director of Outpatient Faculty Practice; Department of Rehabilitation Medicine Weill Cornell Medical College Executive Committee Member; and Department Weill Cornell Medical College Co-Director. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
75 Maiden Lane; Suite 1206
New York, NY
 

Dr. Gary Thomas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in New York, NY and Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Thomas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include epidural steroid injection, fibromyalgia, and palliative care. He is professionally affiliated with New York Methodist (NYM) Hospital. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Anthem, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Fibromyalgia, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Epidural Steroid Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lucia Daiana Voiculescu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
333 East 38th Street; 6th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lucia Voiculescu works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain. Dr. Voiculescu honors several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Voiculescu is a graduate of Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Voiculescu (or staff) speaks Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Dr. Anis Dizdarevic, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1790 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anis Dizdarevic practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in New York, NY. He graduated from Harvard Medical School and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cancer, and pain management. Dr. Dizdarevic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: One of America's Top Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Croatian. Dr. Dizdarevic is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dizdarevic's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Failed ... (Read more)

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Dr. Christopher G Gharibo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
550 1st Avenue; Rusk 607
New York, NY
 

Dr. Christopher Gharibo practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in New York, NY and 333 East 38th Street, NY. His areas of expertise include back pain, sciatica, and postherpetic neuralgia. He is professionally affiliated with NYU Langone Center for the Study and Treatment of Pain. Dr. Gharibo's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gharibo accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of New York Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Nerve Block, Diagnostic Procedures, Sciatica, Back Pain, Pain, Postherpetic Neuralgia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael T Tin Sein, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
156 William Street; 11th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Sein's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in New York, NY. These areas are among his clinical interests: trigger point injections, exercise physiology, and herniated disc. He is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Sein graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coresource, United Healthcare Compass, and POMCO. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sein has received include New York Rising Stars; Young Investigator Award American Pain Society; and Fundamentals of Pain Management Scholarship Recipient American Pain Society.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Ultrasound, Shoulder Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Ann Sackheim, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
240 E 38th Street; Floor 15
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kimberly Sackheim practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Sackheim's areas of expertise include the following: hip pain, botox injection, and tendonitis. She is affiliated with NYU Langone Medical Center. After completing medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Sackheim has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Coresource, Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of New York Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Radiculopathy, Musculoskeletal Pain, Cervical Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Rochelle Witkin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
156 William Street; 11th Floor
New York, NY
 

Dr. Lisa Witkin, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer pain. She is an in-network provider for Coresource, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Witkin's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Witkin include: New York Rising Stars; NewYork-Presbyterian Teacher of the Year, Tri-Institutional Pain Medicine Fellowship; and Weill Cornell Medical College Healthcare Leadership Fellow. Dr. Witkin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. She is professionally affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Back Problems, Surgical Procedures, Acute Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Laurence Weinberger, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1790 Broadway, 15th Floor; Suite 1500
New York, NY
 

Dr. Michael Weinberger practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include cancer, cancer pain, and spinal cord stimulator implantation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Weinberger accepts Aetna EPO, POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Weinberger has received include New York Super Doctors; One of America's Top Doctors; and Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinberger is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache, Ultrasound, Cancer Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator Implantation, Nerve ... (Read more)

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Dr. Leena Mathew, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1790 Broadway
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leena Mathew, who practices in New York, NY, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mathew (or staff) speaks Hindi. Clinical interests for Dr. Mathew include cryotherapy, cancer, and cancer pain. She is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. After attending Tirunelveli Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Mathew has received distinctions including Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Facial Pain, Headache, Botox Injection, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain, Nerve ... (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.