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We found 9 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Choice near Irving, TX.

Dr. Yong Tae Pak, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2120 N. Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 100
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Yong Pak specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Irving, TX. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Pak attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include nerve conduction studies (NCS), pain management, and electromyography (EMG). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Pak is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Pain Management

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4301 N. Macarthur Boulevard; #205
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Nara Pravat practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pravat graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5605 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 220
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Kim's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Irving, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Dr. Manuel Ramon Tirona Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9080 Harry Hines Boulevard; Suite 110
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Ramirez is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Dallas, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Ramirez's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramirez accepts. Dr. Ramirez graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5605 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 220
Irving, TX
 

Dr. David Payesteh is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Payesteh speaks Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Cristina Bartis' medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bartis average 4.0 stars out of 5. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
1160 Hidden Ridge Drive; #137
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Arif Khan's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). Dr. Khan has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5605 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 220
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Robert Clark practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Irving, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Clark takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4301 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 101
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Justin Thompson is a physiatrist and pain specialist in Irving, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and 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.