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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sickler include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Sickler is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sickler attended Creighton University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a pain specialist and obstetric anesthesiologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Tamerisa's clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Tamerisa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing Dr. Tamerisa's residency at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Tamerisa attended Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lai at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in 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. 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. 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 an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Charnov accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Charnov studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Charnov completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's clinical interests include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is affiliated with 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 is an interventional pain medicine specialist. He has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. Dr. Doctor is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doctor has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doctor has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Marvin Chang works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Allen Burton is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Burton 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. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Burton has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Mark Brown is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Benny has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benny is accepting new patients.

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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 areas of specialization are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Thompson is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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.

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

Dr. Erik Hustak works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Hustak studied medicine at Ohio State University 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 United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hustak has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Veena Basava's areas of specialization are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, Dr. Basava focuses on pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. 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 Guntur Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Basava completed a residency program 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 a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Kang is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kang is 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'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 clinical interests include back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. Dr. Redko is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Redko has an open panel. He attended medical school at Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute.

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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 practices interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in pain management. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pappolla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pappolla has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is 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.