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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Cigna Bronze near Katy, TX.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2035 Lake Fountain Drive
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Olga Blakley, who practices in Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Blakley attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Blakley completed a residency program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blakley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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Dr. Abraham G Thomas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 300
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is especially interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acute Pain, Back Pain

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1334 Pin Oak Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Scott Lin practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Katy, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Lin's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin honors. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1332 Pin Oak Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Karan Madan's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Madan's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Dr. Jaime De Jesus Robledo, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Robledo is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Katy, TX. Dr. Robledo graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robledo honors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Arturo Sobarzo's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He takes Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and Cigna Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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.