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1 . resultDr. Phillip John Haggerty II MD
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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

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

(rated 5 in 1 rating)

Dr. Phillip Haggerty works as a pain doctor and anesthesiologist. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Haggerty graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His professional affiliations include Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Harnett Health Betsy Johnson Regional Hospital, and VA Medical Centers.

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2 . resultHarold David Hardman MD
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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's specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with the University of North Carolina Hospitals. Dr. Hardman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for First CarolinaCare, CIGNA Plans, Three Rivers, and more.

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3 . resultDr. Daniel William Sewell MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology

Dr. Dan Sewell is a pain specialist and anesthesiologist. In his practice, Dr. Sewell focuses on anesthesia. Dr. Sewell's education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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4 . resultJames Elliot Freidenstein MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

116 Concord Road; Suite 400
Knoxville, TN
(865) 777-6880

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology and Pain Management

Dr. James Freidenstein's areas of specialization are interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Freidenstein include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Freidenstein is in-network for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Freidenstein attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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5 . resultDr. Joseph Edward Simpson MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 637-1167

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology Chronic Pain

Dr. Joseph Simpson's medical specialty is pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Simpson is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Simpson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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6 . resultDr. Mark Bradley Murray MD
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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology Chronic Pain

Dr. Mark Murray, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. After attending the University of South Alabama College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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7 . resultTimothy Scott Smyth MD
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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

Suite 200
Johnson City, TN
(423) 232-6120; (423) 773-5626

Dr. Timothy Smyth works as an interventional pain specialist and anesthesiologist. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Smyth trained at Shands at the University of Florida and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. His professional affiliations include Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance.

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8 . resultDr. Robert Mitchell Craft MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology

Dr. Robert Craft sees patients in Knoxville, TN. His medical specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Craft include anesthesia. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Craft trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Craft honors Medicare insurance.

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9 . resultDr. Joe Hugh Browder II MD
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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

220 Fort Sanders West Boulevard; Suite 308
Knoxville, TN
(865) 579-0552; (865) 483-5678

(rated an average of 2.1 in 4 ratings)

Dr. Joe Browder specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Patient ratings for Dr. Browder average 1.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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10 . resultDr. Katherine R Gardner MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anethesiology

Dr. Katherine Gardner is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Gardner graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency.

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11 . resultMr. Bruce Myron Hairston MD
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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

116 Concord Road; Suite 400
Knoxville, TN
(865) 777-6880

Dr. Bruce Hairston's medical specialty is pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hairston honors Medicare insurance.

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12 . resultDr. Matthew B Vance MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology Chronic Pain

Dr. Matthew Vance, who practices in Knoxville, TN, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He takes Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Vance attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine.

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13 . resultDonald Ennis Jones MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

200 New York Avenue; Suite 320
Oak Ridge, TN
(865) 835-5196

Dr. Donald Jones is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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14 . resultWilliam Howard Vekasi MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

377 Seven Oaks Drive
Knoxville, TN
(865) 850-8244

Dr. William Vekasi is a specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Vekasi has received the following distinctions: Chief of Medical Staff, Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee; Chairman, Department of Anesthesia; and President ACK, Anesthesia Consultants of Knoxville.

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15 . resultIgor Smelyansky MD
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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Neurophysiology, Pain Medicine

116 Concord Road;; Suite 400
Knoxville, TN
(865) 777-6880

Dr. Igor Smelyansky is a specialist in neurophysiology, neurology (brain & spinal cord disease), and pain medicine. He works in Wartburg, TN and Knoxville, TN. Dr. Smelyansky attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He takes Medicare insurance.

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16 . resultDr. Daniel R Bustamante MD
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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

1924 Alcoa Highway; Box U109
Knoxville, TN
(865) 544-9220; (865) 305-9220

Clinical interests: Anesthesiology

Dr. Daniel Bustamante is a specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He works in Knoxville, TN. In his practice, Dr. Bustamante focuses on anesthesia. He honors Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee, Dr. Bustamante attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center 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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