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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 101 near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Courtney George A Williams, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 University Blvd Rte-91
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Williams is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Williams attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Gulshan Doulatram, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 University Boulevard; Utmb, Suite 2a
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Gulshan Doulatram's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Doulatram is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). After attending Kilpauk Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient ratings for Dr. Doulatram average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Doulatram is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Dr. Daneshvari R Solanki, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 University Boulevard; Suite 2a/john Sealy Hosp.
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Daneshvari Solanki is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Solanki is rated highly by Dr. Solanki's patients. Dr. Solanki is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Solanki accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Ranganathan Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ranganathan Govindaraj is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Govindaraj attended Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University for medical school. Dr. Govindaraj is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology; Utmb, 301 University Blvd-0591
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Lin specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Katy, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Lin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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.