We found 13 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Gold near Dickinson, TX.

Dr. Courtney George A Williams, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Williams is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 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. Williams takes. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Williams is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Gulshan Doulatram, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Gulshan Doulatram is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Doulatram obtained her medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Doulatram is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Daneshvari R Solanki, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1804 Fm 646 W.; Suite N
League City, TX
 

Dr. Daneshvari Solanki practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients rated Dr. Solanki highly, giving Dr. Solanki an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Solanki 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. Solanki is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Michael Wayne Cook, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Michael Cook sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ranganathan Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ranganathan Govindaraj's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Govindaraj trained at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Govindaraj is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Denise Marie Wilkes, PhD, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Denise Wilkes is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Wilkes takes United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Eduardo Arturo Garcia, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
17448 Highway 3; Suite 136
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Garcia specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Webster, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Garcia attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Compass, Aetna HSA, and more.

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Dr. Erik Christopher Hustak, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2240 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX
 

Dr. Erik Hustak practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hustak studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Joseph Toothaker Alvarez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
17448 Highway 3; Suite 136
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Toothaker-Alvarez's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Webster, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
17448 Hwy 3; Suite 136
Webster, TX
 

Dr. S. Cannella is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Cannella accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3750 Medical Park Drive; #200
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Harrison Pinchot is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pinchot accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3750 Medical Park Drive; Suite 200
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Rehan Memon is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Memon studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
17448 Highway 3; Suite 136
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Susan Orillosa practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Webster, TX. Dr. Orillosa is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Loma Linda University School 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.