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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic near League City, TX.

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Dr. Daneshvari R Solanki, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Daneshvari Solanki is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Solanki is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Solanki has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Solanki honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Courtney George A Williams, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Courtney Williams is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Dr. Ranganathan Ranganathan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #10
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ranganathan Govindaraj is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. He is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. His residency was performed at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Govindaraj 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. Dr. Govindaraj is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
250 Blossom Street; Suite 120
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Jay Lafleur's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Lafleur 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 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Lafleur is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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.