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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Blakley accepts Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and more. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Dr. Blakley (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Russian.

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

Dr. Scott Lin specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine and practices in Katy, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Lin is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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 in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Thomas has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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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
1332 Pin Oak Road
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Karan Madan works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Madan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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

Dr. Arturo Sobarzo works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Sobarzo is in-network for Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, and Cigna Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sobarzo attended medical school at Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Jaime Robledo practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Katy, TX. Dr. Robledo is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robledo takes. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School 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.