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

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 professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Solanki has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Solanki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ranganathan Govindaraj is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. His residency was performed at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Govindaraj 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. Dr. Govindaraj 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 is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Katy, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Lin has a special interest in pain management. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Tran is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch 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.