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We found 9 pain specialists near Hendersonville, TN.

Dr. Peter Brian Kroll, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 122b
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Peter Kroll is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kroll honors Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Kroll is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
131 Saundersville Road; Suite 180
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Ernest Oddono is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Oddono honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Italian.

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Dr. Steven R Dickerson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 122b
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Steven Dickerson is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Nashville, TN, Hendersonville, TN, and Goodlettsville, TN. He honors WellCare, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dickerson attended Wake Forest University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. His professional affiliations include TriStar Centennial Medical Center and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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Dr. John Randall Underwood, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 122b
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. John Underwood is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Hendersonville, TN and Mount Juliet, TN. Dr. Underwood is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
131 Saundersville Road
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Barbara Schooley is a Hendersonville, TN physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Schooley accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Gilberto Carrero, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
131 Saundersville; Suite 160
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Gilberto Carrero's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Hendersonville, TN, Nashville, TN, and Goodlettsville, TN. Dr. Carrero is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; 122b
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Laura Hoorman works as a pain specialist and family medicine physician. She is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Ste 101-a
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Brad Wilson is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Wilson accepts Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
131 Saundersville Road; Suite 160
Hendersonville, TN
 

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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.