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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 specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kroll is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, MultiPlan, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Kroll completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Before performing his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center, Dr. Oddono attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, 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 a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Dickerson is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including WellCare, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). He is affiliated with 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 anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He takes Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Underwood is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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

Dr. Barbara Schooley's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Hendersonville, TN. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Schooley takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Gilberto Carrero is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Hendersonville, TN, Nashville, TN, and Goodlettsville, TN. He is a graduate of the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Carrero is affiliated with TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center.

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

Dr. Laura Hoorman is a pain doctor and family medicine practitioner. She is an in-network provider 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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Wilson is an in-network provider for 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.