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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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Dr. Noor Mahamood Gajraj, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4712 Dexter Drive; #100
Plano, TX
 

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. Dr. Gajraj's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more.

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Dr. Radhika E Ravula, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2520 North Central Expressway; Suite 400
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Radhika Ravula is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Dallas, TX, Garland, TX, and Richardson, TX. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: migraine, leg pain, and elbow pain. Dr. Ravula is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ravula is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical interests: Elbow Pain, Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Nerve Pain, Wrist ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
375 Municipal Drive; Suite 222
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. John Harney's medical specialty is pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Harney's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harney honors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2201 N. Capital Expressway; #171
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Arif Khan sees patients in Richardson, TX and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Khan average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended medical school at 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.