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We found 6 pain specialists who accept Aetna Medicare near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Charles Arthur Iii Popeney III, MD, DO
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Popeney's specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Popeney's clinical interests include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Popeney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Mike Nanyong Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mike Yuan specializes in pain medicine, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His clinical interests include depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yuan's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Yuan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi V Tamerisa, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
3519 Town Ctr Boulevard S; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Tamerisa specializes in pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. After attending Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College for medical school, Dr. Tamerisa completed Dr. Tamerisa's residency training at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tamerisa is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Tamerisa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Abraham G Thomas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 375
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Abraham Thomas practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas's areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acute Pain, Back Pain

Dr. Veena Basava, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
3519 Town Center Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Veena Basava sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialties are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. She is especially interested in pain management. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Basava is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Basava attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karan Madan is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Katy, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Madan attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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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.