We found 7 pain specialists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Pasadena, TX.

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

Dr. Allen Dorsett specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine and practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dorsett include pain management. Dr. Dorsett is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dorsett takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
923 Pasadena Freeway
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sheth is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheth is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pappolla include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Pappolla 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 the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Fuke graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Fuke's clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Fuke is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuke is 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyes is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ted Lin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include pain management. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
One Medical Plaza
Pampa, TX
 

Dr. Jessie Coleman is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare Bronze, United Healthcare Silver, and more.

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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.