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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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Lubbock, TX. Dr. Bosscher attended medical school at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Medicine and VU University Medical Center. His medical residency was performed at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received professional recognition including the following: Burroughs Welcome Scholarship, ASA Conference and San Francisco, CA 10-1991.. Dr. Bosscher (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Dutch. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Bolkar Sahinler specializes in interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and Ankara University. The average patient rating for Dr. Sahinler is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sahinler 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.

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

Dr. David Hagstrom's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hagstrom is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hagstrom graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Johnny Qubty is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Qubty's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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.