We found 21 pain specialists who accept Aetna Bronze $15 Copay near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Robert Wilan Sickler Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6200 Savoy; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Sickler is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sickler's clinical interests include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sickler accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sickler studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Sickler's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Chronic Pain, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. James C Lai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6200 Savoy; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Lai is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lai include pain management. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2411 Fountainview; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He attended Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Skaribas average 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Skaribas accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Uday Vasant Doctor, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
7505 South Main; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Doctor works as an interventional pain specialist. Dr. Doctor is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Doctor welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Doctor has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Back Pain, Hip Problems

Dr. Jeffrey Hal Charnov, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
915 Gessner Road; Suite 970
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Charnov specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Charnov is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Charnov attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Nerve Block, Pain Management

Dr. Brian Mendoza Bruel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 0409
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruel specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bruel is a graduate of the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bruel is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Marvin Clinton Chang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16659 Southwest Frwy; Suite 321
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Chang is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chang include adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Rhizotomy

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Baominh Vinh specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vinh obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Vladimir Redko, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
6560 Fannin; Suite 2020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vladimir Redko's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. Dr. Redko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. Dr. Redko is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Arthritis, Movement Disorders, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4747 Bellaire Boulevard; Suite 101
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Mobeen Choudhri is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Choudhri (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Polish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6565 West Loop S; Suite 500
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Heidi Seifert specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Bellaire, TX. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Seifert is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2500 West Loop South; Suite 530
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Weiss specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Weiss studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
4747 Bellaire Boulevard; Suite 101
Bellaire, TX
 

Dr. Elias Benhamou works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Bellaire, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3100 Timmons Lane; Suite 330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Parris sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Parris graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1003
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Henderson practices pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is a graduate of Howard University College of Medicine. In her practice, Dr. Henderson focuses on pain management. Dr. Henderson 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. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
4120 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Karen Dickerson is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Texas A & M 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.