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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kroll at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kroll honors. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Kroll trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He is 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 an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He speaks Italian. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Oddono performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance.

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Dr. Brad P Wilson, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
353 New Shackle Island Road; Suite 101 A
Hendersonville, TN
 

Dr. Brad Wilson specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, spinal injection, and complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS). He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Wilson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is affiliated with TriStar Centennial Medical Center and TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). WellCare, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickerson accepts.

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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, who practices in Hendersonville, TN and Mount Juliet, TN, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Underwood attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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

Dr. Gilberto Carrero is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Carrero is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Barbara Schooley specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance. She studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Laura Hoorman's areas of specialization are pain medicine and family medicine; she sees patients in Hendersonville, TN. Dr. Hoorman honors Medicare insurance.

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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.