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We found 7 pain specialists who accept WellCare near Great Neck, NY.

Dr. Ronald Mark Kanner, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neuro-Oncology
611 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Ronald Kanner's medical specialty is pain medicine and neuro-oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Kanner accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kanner (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Dr. Noah Lawrence Rosen, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
611 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Noah Rosen practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rosen attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. He has received the following distinction: New York Super Doctors. Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Dr. Jeffrey Perry, MD, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
233 E Shore Road; Suite 108
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Jeffrey Perry practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Perry's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, rehabilitation, and chronic pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perry takes. Dr. Perry's professional affiliations include NuHealth and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain, Chronic Pain, Rehabilitation

Dr. Robert Alfonso Duarte, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
611 Northern Boulevard
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Robert Duarte is a pain doctor and neurologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Duarte is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Duarte include headache. Dr. Duarte's professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Duarte is open to new patients. He graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Headache

Dr. Shaheda Amin Quraishi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
611 Northern Boulevard; Suite 150
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Shaheda Quraishi is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Quraishi (or staff) speaks Sign Language, Spanish, and Bengali. She is affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. She attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Quraishi average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield. She welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6 Lodge Road
Great Neck, NY
 

Dr. Dheeraj Kamalam is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Kamalam studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. He takes Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamalam (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
1155 Northern Boulevard; Suite 220
Manhasset, NY
 

Dr. Vikas Varma is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Fresh Meadows, NY and Manhasset, NY. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. He is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Varma is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Varma takes several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Family Health Plus, and Elderplan. He is accepting new patients.

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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.