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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 is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Popeney is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney's practice is open to 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 works as a pain doctor, neurophysiologist, and neurologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yuan include depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yuan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Yuan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Yuan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. Dr. Ravi Tamerisa practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Tamerisa is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and pain management. On average, patients gave Dr. Thomas a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Basava include pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Basava honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Guntur Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Katy, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madan honors. He attended medical school at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Madan's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Madan is not currently accepting new patients.

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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.