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We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Silver near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. Allen Ray Dorsett, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
923 Pasadena Freeway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Allen Dorsett is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dorsett include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dorsett has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
3351 Plainview Street; Suite A2
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Pappolla specializes in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Pappolla studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has a special interest in pain management. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Pappolla takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5010 Crenshaw Road; Suite #130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Chris Fuke is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Chris Fuke works in Pasadena, TX. Dr. Fuke attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fuke has a special interest in pain management. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fuke honors. Dr. Fuke is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5010 Crenshaw Road; Suite #130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jose Reyes specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Reyes's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.