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We found 41 pain specialists who accept Bronze Compass Balanced 6500 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 physiatrist, anesthesiologist, and pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Sickler is 1.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. Dr. Sickler is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Sickler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ravi V Tamerisa, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
6720 Bertner; Department #4-188
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Tamerisa's specialties are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. Dr. Ravi Tamerisa practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Tamerisa is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. After attending Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College for medical school, Dr. Tamerisa completed Dr. Tamerisa's residency training at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tamerisa honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. James Lai practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, 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. Lai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jeffrey Charnov is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Charnov attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. In Dr. Charnov's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Charnov accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Peripheral Nerve Block, Pain Management

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaribas include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Dr. Skaribas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Skaribas is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Marvin Chang specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). His professional affiliations include North Central Baptist Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chang studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

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

Dr. Uday Doctor's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Doctor include back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Doctor average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doctor 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. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doctor is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doctor's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Allen Wade Burton, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7700 Main Street; #400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Burton sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Burton an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burton is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Dr. Mark Frederick Brown, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2424 Holcombe; #205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Brown specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Brown's areas of clinical interest consist of musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Brown attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Benoy Varkey Benny, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2100 West Loop South; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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. Dr. Benny attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Pain Management

Dr. Brandon Shane Thompson, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
2411 Fountain View Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brandon Thompson's medical specialty is pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. He takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Thompson's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Dr. Erik Christopher Hustak, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Hustak sees patients in League City, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hustak is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Hustak attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Hustak has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Veena Basava, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite #1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veena Basava is a pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basava include pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Basava honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Hui Suk Kang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2411 Fountain View Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hui Kang is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Lake Jackson, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Kang is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Kang attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Redko is a graduate of Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Redko is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Redko's office for an appointment.

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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 Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
2646 S Loop West; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Pappolla is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pappolla include pain management. Dr. Pappolla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pappolla has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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.