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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist in Greer, SC and Spartanburg, SC. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at MetroHealth Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Aetna, and Aetna Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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, who practices in Spartanburg, SC and Greer, SC, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He 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. Patients gave Dr. Mourtada an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. James Hay's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. Dr. Hay is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at Western Reserve Care System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. James Behr sees patients in Spartanburg, SC and Duncan, SC. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave Dr. Behr an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Behr attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Behr is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus.

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

Dr. Yevgeny Mironer's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mironer at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Regional HealthPlus. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Mironer graduated from Russia and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center.

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

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

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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.