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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. His average patient rating is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lai 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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 physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dorsett include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Dorsett is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dorsett takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dorsett attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sheth attended Kasturba Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has a special interest in pain management. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pappolla include pain management. 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 studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Pappolla has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Pasadena, TX. Dr. Fuke's areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Fuke is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Fuke is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fuke attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Monterrey Faculty of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reyes is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Ted Lin sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Webster, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Lin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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, and United Healthcare Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.