We found 10 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Allen, TX.

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Dr. Mohammad Javed Tariq, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 110
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Tariq is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Tariq (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Tariq is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Before performing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Tariq attended Allama Iqbal Medical College for medical school. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ajay Harpavat, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1105 Central Expressway N; Suite 380
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Ajay Harpavat's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Allen, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Harpavat attended SMS Medical College, Jaipur for medical school and subsequently trained at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harpavat include pain management. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harpavat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Harpavat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1780 W. Mcdermott Drive; Suite 200
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Graham's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann. Dr. Graham is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. David Gerard Garrigues, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1105 N Central Expressway; Suite 2370 Mob 2
Allen, TX
 

Dr. David Garrigues specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Allen, TX and Southlake, TX. Before performing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Garrigues attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Garrigues has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Garrigues (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Garrigues welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
14622 Huffman Lane
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Koning's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Koning include pain management. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Koning attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 170
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Wesley Merritt is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Merritt attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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Dr. Ainsworth Bartholomew Farrell, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
6850 Tpc Drive; Suite 212
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Ainsworth Farrell is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in McKinney, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Farrell trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 17
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Holubec is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Holubec accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6045 Alma Road; Suite 305
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Amir Alavi is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Frisco, TX, Carrollton, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. Dr. Alavi's clinical interests include leg pain, pelvic pain, and knee pain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Alavi's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Chronic Headache, Shoulder Pain, Spinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 170
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Holubec practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Allen, TX. Dr. Holubec's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School 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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