We found 16 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage near Houston, TX.

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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). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Mantena is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is professionally affiliated with Syosset Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Plainview Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Doctor is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Doctor include back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Doctor's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Syed Nasir, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2050 North Loop W; Suite 135
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Nasir is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Nasir takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Nasir attended Sindh Medical College for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. James Lai is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lai include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. Dr. Lai's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients gave Dr. Lai an average rating of 1.0 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. Lai takes.

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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 practices interventional pain medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Bruel is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Benoy Benny, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Benny include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Dr. Benny studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5445 La Branch; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vu Dang's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Dang is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
2103 Hardy Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Reinhardt is a pain specialist and family medicine physician. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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. She is especially interested in pain management. 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. Dr. Basava attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Basava's training includes a residency program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Allen Wade Burton, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7700 Main Street; #400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Burton is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. 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. Burton has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7700 Main Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Phan is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated highly 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. Dr. Phan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Phan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justin Yanosik, who practices in Houston, TX and Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in pain medicine. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yanosik honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Pankaj Satija specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Satija's areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Satija takes. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Satija's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Lance Smith is an anesthesiologist, surgeon, and pain doctor. In his practice, Dr. Smith focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. 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. For his professional training, Dr. Smith completed residency programs at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Michael McCann practices interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1003
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Henderson is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Henderson's areas of expertise include pain management. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Henderson honors. Dr. Henderson studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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.
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