We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Bronze 103 - One $0 PCP Visit near Lubbock, TX.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3505 22nd Place
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Hemmo Bosscher's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Bosscher (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Dutch. Dr. Bosscher is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and VU University Medical Center and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Bosscher is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Burroughs Welcome Scholarship, ASA Conference and San Francisco, CA 10-1991.. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bosscher's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3501 22nd Street; Suite A
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Bolkar Sahinler works as an interventional pain specialist in Lubbock, TX. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sahinler honors. Dr. Sahinler is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Ankara University.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3805 22nd Street; #1-c
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. David Hagstrom is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Hagstrom's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hagstrom takes.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3601 21st Street; #3a
Lubbock, TX
 

Dr. Johnny Qubty's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Qubty takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.
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