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

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

Dr. David Garrigues sees patients in Allen, TX and Southlake, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Garrigues focuses on pain management. Dr. Garrigues takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Dr. Garrigues attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Garrigues (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Richard Vera's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Grapevine, TX and Dallas, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Vera average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vera honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Vera attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1650 W College Street
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Eric Ray's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ray at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Ray attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ravula attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Ravula include migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 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. Ravula honors. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

Dr. James Carlisle is a Grapevine, TX physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Carlisle is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College.

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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.
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