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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 006 near Grapevine, TX.

Dr. Richard Luis Vera, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1615 Lancaster; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Richard Vera works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Vera is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Vera speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. David Gerard Garrigues, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1545 E Southlake Boulevard; Suite 100
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. David Garrigues is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Garrigues has a special interest in pain management. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Garrigues completed a residency program at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Garrigues (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Garrigues is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Eric Ray is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Ray is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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Dr. Radhika E Ravula, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1615 Lancaster Drive; Suite 150
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Radhika Ravula's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, and Richardson, TX. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ravula include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Ravula takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Kilpauk Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3600 William D Tate Avenue; Suite 200
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. James Carlisle is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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.