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Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; Mail Code C21
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Harold Goforth practices hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), interventional pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry in Cleveland, OH. Dr. Goforth's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: palliative care, headache, and HIV/AIDS. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Main Campus. Dr. Goforth takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. After completing medical school at Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University.

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Clinical interests: Amputation, Pain, Headache, Weight Loss, Palliative Care, HIV/AIDS, Cancer, Addictions, Anorexia

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
9500 Euclid Avenue; # E30
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Ramatia Mahboobi is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Cigna, Aetna, and Humana, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Mahboobi attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
10701 East Boulevard
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Dina Hanna specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Cleveland VA Medical Center. Dr. Hanna accepts Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more. She is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
9500 Euclid Avenue; # P57
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Siddharth Arora is an interventional pain medicine and psychiatry specialist. He graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
2500 Metrohealth Drive
Cleveland, OH
 

Dr. Kermit Fox's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.
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