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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Department of Anesthesiology; N2201
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Clinical interests: Peripheral nerve blocks. Acute pain management. Liver transplantation. Extended duration local ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Hardman practices pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, and Three Rivers are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardman takes. Dr. Hardman is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals.

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dr.-daniel-william-sewell-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology

Dr. Dan Sewell works as a pain doctor and anesthesiologist in Knoxville, TN. His areas of expertise include anesthesia. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Sewell graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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dr.-mark-bradley-murray-md

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology Chronic Pain

Dr. Mark Murray is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Murray studied medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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dr.-joseph-edward-simpson-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 637-1167

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology Chronic Pain

Dr. Joseph Simpson, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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dr.-robert-mitchell-craft-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology

Dr. Robert Craft's areas of specialization are pain medicine and anesthesiology; he sees patients in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Craft studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. His areas of expertise include anesthesia. Dr. Craft honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

2606 Greenway Drive; Suite 101
Knoxville, TN
(865) 687-3313

(Average of 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Phillip Haggerty, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Haggerty obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Harnett Health Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, and VA Medical Centers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anethesiology

Dr. Katherine Gardner is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist. Dr. Gardner honors Medicare insurance. She graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Gardner completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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dr.-matthew-b-vance-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology Chronic Pain

Dr. Matthew Vance is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Vance is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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dr.-jerard-michael-connors-md

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

2018 W Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN
(865) 541-8000; (865) 588-0827

Dr. J. Connors' medical specialty is pediatric emergency medicine and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hartford Hospital. Dr. Connors is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

501 20TH Street; Suite 606
Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-8040

Dr. Mark Nelson is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

501 20TH Street; Suite 606
Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-8040

Dr. David Annand's areas of specialization are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He studied medicine at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Dr. Annand is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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jeffrey-blair-staack-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 588-0880; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Jeffrey Staack is a specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He works in Knoxville, TN. Dr. Staack's clinical interests encompass chronic pain, pain management, and anesthesia. He accepts Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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dr.-daniel-r-bustamante-md

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box 109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology

Dr. Daniel Bustamante's specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He practices in Knoxville, TN. He attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bustamante has indicated that his clinical interests include anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

501 20TH Street; Suite 606
Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-8040

Dr. Steven Hamilton's specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Hamilton graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Internal Medicine (Adult Medicine), General Practice, Pain Medicine

6907 Ashville Highway
Knoxville, TN
(865) 523-3900

(Average of 3 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Robert Sarlo's areas of specialization are general practice and pain medicine; he sees patients in Knoxville, TN and Morristown, TN. He is in-network for Medicaid insurance. Dr. Sarlo attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

501 20TH Street; Suite 606
Knoxville, TN
(865) 546-8040

(Average of 1 in 1 rating)

Dr. James Wike sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of South Alabama College 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.

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