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 works as a pain doctor and neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are pain medicine, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yuan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Ghana Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 has an open panel.

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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. In Dr. Tamerisa's practice, Dr. Tamerisa focuses on pain management. Dr. Tamerisa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After completing medical school at Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College, Dr. Tamerisa performed Dr. Tamerisa's residency at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's hospital/clinic 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Thomas has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. She obtained her medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Basava is especially interested in pain management. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Basava is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza 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. He attended Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University for medical school and subsequently trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Madan is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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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.