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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' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Williams completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Williams's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Doulatram is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Doulatram attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Solanki is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Patient reviews placed Dr. Solanki at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Solanki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. Ranganathan Govindaraj's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Dr. Govindaraj performed his residency at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is 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, who practices in Katy, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients rated Dr. Lin highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lin include 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. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 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.