We found 6 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare PPO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Mark Frederick Brown, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2424 Holcombe; #205
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Brown is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. Dr. Skaribas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaribas's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas 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 in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Doctor 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 Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Doctor has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Benoy Benny is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Benny average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Benny's areas of expertise consist of back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Benny's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine 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.

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

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

Dr. Pankaj Satija's specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He practices in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at Topiwala National Medical College. Dr. Satija's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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 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)

Dr. Michelle Nguyen Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Dang is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Dang has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Epidural Steroid Injection, ... (Read more)

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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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