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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Cigna Bronze HMO near Spring, TX.

Dr. Lenny Quan Jue, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Sute #100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lenny Jue specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Jue's areas of expertise include pain management. He 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Jue's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Henry Lawrence Bethea, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
17207 Kuykendahl; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Henry Bethea's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Bethea attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bethea honors several insurance carriers, including Cigna Connect, CIGNA HMO, and Cigna Gold. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
25329 Interstate 45 B
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Benny Sanchez is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Sanchez takes United Healthcare Compass, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
17207 Kurykendahl Road; Suite 220
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Denise Hamlin's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in San Antonio, TX and Spring, TX. She takes Cigna Connect, CIGNA HMO, and Cigna Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Hamlin is professionally affiliated with STAR Anesthesia, P.A..

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
17207 Kuykendahl; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Don Carmichael works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Carmichael honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
25440 I-45 North; Suite 200
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Pamela Wilson is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna Connect, and Cigna Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson accepts. Dr. Wilson attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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.