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We found 10 pain specialists who accept Humana Gold 2250/HMO Premier near Germantown, TN.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1400 S Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
 

Dr. Ashley Park's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Park at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Park attended St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
1400 S Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
 

Dr. Douglas Cannon specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine and practices in Germantown, TN. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cannon takes.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3012 Centre Oak Way; Suite 102
Germantown, TN
 

Dr. Alan Kraus practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Kraus is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kraus's areas of expertise include pain management. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Kraus graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
55 Humphreys Center Drive; Suite 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Bethany Owen is a medical specialist in pain medicine. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1400 S Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
 

Dr. Santos Martinez sees patients in Germantown, TN. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from CETEC University School of Medicine and Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6005 Park Avenue; Suite 400
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Stephen Gipson is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Gipson is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gipson accepts.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
100 N Humphreys Boulevard
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Seth Kaufman specializes in pain medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
55 Humphreys Center Drive; Suite 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Kit Mays is a physiatrist, anesthesiologist, and interventional pain specialist in Memphis, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Mays's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mays takes.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
55 Humphreys Center Drive; Suite 200
Memphis, TN
 

Dr. Moacir Schnapp's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), interventional pain medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Schnapp has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1400b S Germantown Road
Germantown, TN
 

Dr. Carlos Rivera-Tavarez specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rivera-Tavarez attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of 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.