We found 4 pain specialists who accept Aetna HSA near Austin, TX.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2315 W Ben White Boulevard
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Bennjamin Fronk is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Austin, TX and San Marcos, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Fronk attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Medical Center.

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Dr. Mihnea Dumitrescu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4316 Bee Caves Road; Suite 105
Westlake Hills, TX
 

Dr. Mihnea Dumitrescu specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Dumitrescu accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Dumitrescu's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Russell H Carter, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4534 West Gate Boulevard; Suite 112
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Russell Carter specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Austin, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carter attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine.

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Dr. Sarosh Saleemi, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4613 Bee Caves Road; Suite 105
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sarosh Saleemi specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Saleemi's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include pain management. She 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. She is a graduate of Rawalpindi Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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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