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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Irving, TX. Dr. Pak studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise consist of nerve conduction studies (NCS), pain management, and electromyography (EMG). The average patient rating for Dr. Pak is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Pak speaks Spanish. Dr. Pak 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 is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He works in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pravat honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Daniel Kim practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Korean.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ramirez is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Irving, TX and Dallas, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Payesteh speaks Persian. Dr. Payesteh is affiliated with 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Bartis trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients rated Dr. Bartis highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bartis is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. Arif Khan practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).

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

Dr. Robert Clark is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Clark accepts United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Justin Thompson sees patients in Irving, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thompson takes.

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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.