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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage Plus Silver 102 - Three $0 PCP Visits near Plano, TX.

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Noor Mahamood Gajraj MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4712 Dexter Drive; #100
Plano, TX
(214) 827-7460

Dr. Noor Gajraj is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He attended medical school at the University of London and King's College London School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gajraj is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Dr. Radhika E Ravula MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology
2520 North Central Expressway; Suite 400
Richardson, TX
(972) 715-5000; (972) 231-1591

Dr. Radhika Ravula is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ravula is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ravula is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Pain, Arm Pain, Arthritis, Back Pain, Buttock Pain, Whiplash, Wrist Pain, Spinal Stenosis, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Neurology (Brain & Spinal Cord Disease), Pain Medicine
375 Municipal Drive; Suite 222
Richardson, TX
(972) 783-8900

Dr. John Harney practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Richardson, TX. Patients gave Dr. Harney an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2201 N. Capital Expressway; #171
Richardson, TX
(972) 952-0290

Dr. Arif Khan sees patients in Richardson, TX and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER).

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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.