We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Catastrophic near League City, TX.

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

Dr. Courtney Williams is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in League City, TX and Texas City, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Williams attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Williams's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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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 sees patients in League City, TX. Dr. Daneshvari Solanki's medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Solanki at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Solanki honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Solanki is 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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Govindaraj has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. 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. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Manipal University, Kasturba Medical College and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jay Lance Lafleur, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
250 Blossom Street; Suite 120
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Jay Lafleur, who practices in Webster, TX and Pearland, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Lafleur has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Lafleur is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Ghyasuddin Syed's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Baytown, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, minor surgery, and polymyositis. Dr. Syed's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Syed takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Syed graduated from Dow Medical College.

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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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