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We found 8 pain specialists who accept Gold Choice HSA 2000 - 2 near Pasadena, TX.

Dr. James C Lai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3534 Vista Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. James Lai's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lai at an average of 1.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Allen Dorsett is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Dorsett is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorsett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dorsett 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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Sheth's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheth accepts.

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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 practices interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is especially interested in pain management. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pappolla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pappolla has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He 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. Chris Fuke is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain 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 graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. 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' medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyes accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Lin's clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lin takes.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Pampa, TX. Dr. Coleman takes 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.