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 works as a pain specialist and neuro-oncologist. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Kanner studied medicine at Complutense University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kanner (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His professional affiliations include Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Kanner's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Noah Rosen is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Rosen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Spanish. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rosen honors. Dr. Rosen has received professional recognition including the following: New York Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass back pain, rehabilitation, and chronic pain. Dr. Perry is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coresource, Aetna EPO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Perry trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Perry's hospital/clinic 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 works as a pain specialist and neurologist. Dr. Duarte graduated from Ponce School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Duarte include headache. He is rated highly by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duarte takes. Dr. Duarte is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 Great Neck, NY physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She is rated highly by her patients. Her professional affiliations include Syosset Hospital, Glen Cove Hospital, and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quraishi takes. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Quraishi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sign Language, Spanish, and Bengali.

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

Dr. Dheeraj Kamalam works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Healthfirst, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kamalam studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram. Dr. Kamalam (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 pain doctor and neurologist. Dr. Varma (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Bengali. He is professionally affiliated with North Shore University Hospital at Manhasset. Dr. Varma studied medicine at Armed Forces Medical College. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Family Health Plus, and Elderplan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Varma honors. His practice is open to 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.