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We found 5 interventional pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Compass near Dallas, TX.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5303 Harry Hines Boulevard; 6th Floor, 108
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Carl Noe is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Noe graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Dr. Matthew James Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2350 North Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Miller is a specialist in pediatric anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Miller attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Shiv Sharma works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include frozen shoulder, leg pain, and facial pain. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Sharma studied medicine at Gandhi Medical College. Dr. Sharma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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

Dr. Darren Anders Schuhmacher, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1411 North Beckley Avenue; Pavilion Iii, Suite 152
Dalals, TX
 

Dr. Darren Schuhmacher is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Schuhmacher include pain management. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Schuhmacher graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Schuhmacher is professionally affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2929 S Hampton Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Isabel Anyanwu practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Anyanwu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Nigeria Faculty of Medical Sciences.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.