We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Courtney George A Williams, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 University Blvd Rte-91
Galveston, 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. Daneshvari R Solanki, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 University Boulevard; Suite 2a/john Sealy Hosp.
Galveston, 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. 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 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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Department of Anesthesiology; Utmb, 301 University Blvd-0591
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Lin practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Lin attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Lin accepts.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Department of Anesthesiology
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vu Tran is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Tran accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice.

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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.