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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Katy, TX. She graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Blakley trained at the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency. She honors Aetna EPO, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blakley (or staff) speaks Spanish and Russian.

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

Dr. Scott Lin is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Katy, TX and Galveston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Lin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Lin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Lin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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 is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Katy, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Madan attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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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 physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Robledo's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Arturo Sobarzo practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Sobarzo accepts Cigna Connect, Cigna Gold, Cigna Silver, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Sobarzo trained 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.