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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Smith is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. James Hay's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Hay honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Yevgeny Mironer, who practices in Spartanburg, SC and Greer, SC, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Mironer attended medical school at Russia. He trained at UMass Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Mironer is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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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. He practices in Spartanburg, SC and Greer, SC. He attended the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with East Carolina University for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mourtada is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is 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 rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in Spartanburg, SC and Duncan, SC. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Behr attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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

Dr. Anthony Dinicola specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Duncan, SC, Simpsonville, SC, and Spartanburg, SC. Dr. Dinicola is professionally affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors Medicare insurance.

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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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