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We found 10 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Ioannis Mihail Skaribas, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Skaribas include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School, Dr. Skaribas performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Skaribas is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Irfan Lalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Lalani, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Lalani's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lalani average 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lalani takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Memory Loss, Alzheimer's Disease, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1441 Hwy 6; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Khawer Pervez practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Dow Medical College and performed his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Pervez a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Dr. Benoy Varkey Benny, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
16055 Southwest Freeway; Suite 410
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Benny attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, 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. Andrew K McKay, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew McKay sees patients in Houston, TX, Bay City, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. McKay is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McKay's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Peripheral ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Cheryl Diane White, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Cheryl White works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. White include back pain, ablation, and neck pain. Dr. White is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. White is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Pain, Ablation, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite C
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain's specialties are pain medicine and psychiatry. His clinical interests include administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jain takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Adolescent Issues, Sleep Disorders, Sexual Dysfunction, Administrative Medicine, ... (Read more)

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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.