We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Mei Melvin Hu, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
9191 Kyser Way; Suite 603
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. M. Hu is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise consist of pain management and injectable fillers. Dr. Hu is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hu attended Shanghai Medical University for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Hu speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hu is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Injectable Fillers, Migraine, Botox Injection, Pain Management

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
4500 Hillcrest Road; Suite 185
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Morchower is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Morchower's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Morchower accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Matthew James Miller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7601 Preston Road
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Miller is a pediatric anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5757 Warren Parkway; Suite 204
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Amir Alavi works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alavi include leg pain, pelvic pain, and knee pain. Dr. Alavi's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Lewisville, and Medical Center of McKinney. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alavi studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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

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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.
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