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We found 9 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver near Allen, TX.

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

Dr. Mohammad Tariq is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Lewisville, TX and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tariq include pain management. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tariq takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Allama Iqbal Medical College and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tariq (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Tariq has an open panel.

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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of SMS Medical College, Jaipur. For his professional training, Dr. Harpavat completed residency programs at The University Hospital, Newark and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Harpavat's areas of expertise include pain management. He takes 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. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. David Garrigues works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. Dr. Garrigues has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Garrigues (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Garrigues is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jonathan Koning is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Koning include pain management. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Koning is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Wesley Merritt practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Allen, TX. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Merritt takes. He 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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in McKinney, TX. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Farrell obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He is affiliated with Medical Center of McKinney.

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

Dr. Jerry Holubec, who practices in Allen, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Holubec highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Amir Alavi works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alavi include leg pain, pelvic pain, and knee pain. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Alavi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Deborah Holubec is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Allen, TX. Dr. Holubec attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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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.