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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pak include nerve conduction studies (NCS), pain management, and electromyography (EMG). Dr. Pak honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pak completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Pak speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Nerve Conduction Studies, Pain Management

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 in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pravat accepts. He studied medicine at 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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kim studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramirez average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramirez's areas of expertise include pain management. He is affiliated with Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Ramirez accepts United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. David Payesteh's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Payesteh speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. 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 Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes United Healthcare Compass, Cigna FocusIn, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Cristina Bartis' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Bartis is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Bartis has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She 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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Richardson, TX and Irving, TX. Dr. Khan attended medical school at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes.

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

Dr. Robert Clark is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Irving, TX. He is in-network for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. Dr. Clark is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

Dr. Justin Thompson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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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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