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We found 7 interventional pain specialists who accept Aetna Gold EPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Allen Ray Dorsett, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1507
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Dorsett is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Dorsett is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorsett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dorsett has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's clinical interests include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Uday Vasant Doctor, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Doctor is an interventional pain medicine specialist. He has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. Dr. Doctor is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Doctor has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doctor has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Back Pain, Hip Problems

Dr. Brian Mendoza Bruel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 0409
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruel specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bruel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bruel has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Critical Care
7015 Almeda Road; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raju Mantena is an anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mantena include pain management. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Park Plaza Hospital. After attending Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Mantena has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1220 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronald Parris is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Parris honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
7505 South Main Street; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael McCann is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. McCann an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.