We found 6 pain specialists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Dayton, OH.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1010 Woodman Drive
Kettering, OH
 

Dr. Edward Nelson's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Nelson focuses on pain management. Dr. Nelson is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
405 W. Grand Avenue
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Nadeem Ahmed specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahmed include pain management. Dr. Ahmed is affiliated with Kettering Health Network. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Rawalpindi Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1010 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Pradip Mehta is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Mumbai and Topiwala National Medical College. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1010 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Thaiduc Nguyen is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Dayton, OH. His education and training includes medical school at Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1074 Patterson Road
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Deborah Coates' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Coates accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1010 Woodman Drive
Dayton, OH
 

Dr. Priyesh Mehta is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. He attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.
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