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We found 19 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage Bronze HMO 105 - Two $40 PCP Visits near Houston, TX.

Dr. James C Lai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1631 North Loop West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Lai's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lai at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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. Allen Wade Burton, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1400 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 409
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Burton is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Burton 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. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Burton has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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, Pain Medicine
6431 Fannin Street Msb51169; Ut Houston Department of Anesthesiol
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Nasir specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Nasir graduated from Sindh Medical College and then he performed his residency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Benoy Varkey Benny, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Benny has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benny is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Pain Management

Dr. Veena Basava, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite #1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veena Basava's areas of specialization are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, Dr. Basava focuses on pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. She 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. She is a graduate of Guntur Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Basava completed a residency program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Hui Suk Kang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hui Kang is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Clinical interests for Dr. Kang include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Kang is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kang is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Vladimir Redko, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2020
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vladimir Redko's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. Dr. Redko is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Redko has an open panel. He attended medical school at Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Arthritis, Movement Disorders, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6431 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Lafleur practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lafleur is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Lafleur is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Baominh Vinh's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Vinh is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Vinh attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Vinh is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Pankaj Satija, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; St 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Satija is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Satija include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. Dr. Satija is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Satija is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Acute Pain, Back Pain, Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6620 Main Street; Suite 1350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Phan practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Houston, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Phan accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Phan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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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, Pain Medicine, Surgery
7700 Main Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lance Smith's specialties are anesthesiology, surgery, and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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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.