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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Medicare near Duncan, SC.

Dr. Jeffrey Preston Smith, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 1450
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Jeffrey Smith's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Spartanburg, SC and Greer, SC. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 1450
Greer, SC
 

Dr. James Hay's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Before performing his residency at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Hay attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Hay is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Husam Mourtada, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 1450
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Husam Mourtada's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Mourtada is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University. The average patient rating for Dr. Mourtada is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2755 South Highway 14; Suite 1450
Greer, SC
 

Dr. Yevgeny Mironer's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Mironer's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended Russia and then went on to complete his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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Dr. James Paul Behr, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
115 Deacon Tiller Court
Duncan, SC
 

Dr. James Behr is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Spartanburg, SC and Duncan, SC. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Dr. Behr is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Behr attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
115 Deacon Tiller Court
Duncan, SC
 

Dr. Anthony Dinicola's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Duncan, SC, Simpsonville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Dinicola is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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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.