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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaribas include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Dr. Skaribas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaribas 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. Uday Vasant Doctor, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Doctor's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Doctor include back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. Patient ratings for Dr. Doctor average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doctor 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 studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Doctor is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doctor's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Burton an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burton is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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 is an interventional pain medicine specialist. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bruel takes. He studied medicine at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Nasir is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. He trained at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Benny attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basava include pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Basava honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training 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 an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Lake Jackson, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Kang is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Before completing his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland, Dr. Kang attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Redko is a graduate of Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. The average patient rating for Dr. Redko is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Redko's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Lafleur takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lafleur is 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Vinh attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Vinh is 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 works as a pain specialist and neurologist in Houston, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. Dr. Satija is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Satija's office for an appointment. He graduated from Topiwala National Medical College.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Phan takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with 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 works as an anesthesiologist, interventional pain specialist, and intensivist in Houston, TX. Dr. Mantena's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Westchester Medical Center, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Mantena accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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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 sees patients in Arlington, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, surgery, and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Smith accepts 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 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.