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

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Skaribas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Skaribas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Allen Dorsett is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dorsett include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dorsett has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Uday Doctor, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Doctor graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doctor has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Raju Mantena's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine); he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Mantena's clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Park Plaza Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Mantena attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mantena 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Parris average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parris honors. He attended medical school 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCann accepts.

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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.