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We found 19 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. James Lai is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Lai is especially interested in pain management. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lai honors. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Lai is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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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 is an interventional pain medicine specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. Dr. Doctor is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Doctor takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated Dr. Skaribas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His 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. Allen Wade Burton, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1400 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 409
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Burton specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burton takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burton is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Syed Nasir's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Dr. Nasir honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Sindh Medical College and performed his residency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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 in Houston, TX. Dr. Bruel honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of the East, Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Benny's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benny accepts. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Benny is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Hui Kang's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kang include pain management. On average, patients gave Dr. Kang a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include back pain, spasticity, and neck pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Redko average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Redko honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Redko studied medicine at Moscow Medical Stomatological Institute. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 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 a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lafleur include pain management. Dr. Lafleur honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 a Houston, TX physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Vinh's areas of expertise include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vinh takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Vinh attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Clinical interests: 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. In Dr. Basava's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basava takes. She attended medical school at 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. Pankaj Satija, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; St 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Satija is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Satija average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. Dr. Satija is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Satija honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Phan's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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 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's specialties are anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Houston, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Mantena focuses on pain management. Dr. Mantena's professional 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 graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mantena completed 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 works as an anesthesiologist, surgeon, and pain specialist. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Smith 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.