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We found 10 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Irfan Lalani practices interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lalani studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His areas of expertise include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Lalani has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Lalani is accepting 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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pervez average 3.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pervez honors. He graduated from Dow Medical College. His residency was performed at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Maimonides Medical Center.

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas' areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated Dr. Skaribas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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. He is especially interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Thomas is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ashok Jain is a pain doctor and psychiatrist in Sugar Land, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Jain 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 open to new patients. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College.

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

Dr. Andrew K McKay, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew McKay works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. His clinical interests include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. McKay 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McKay welcomes new patients.

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

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
16055 Southwest Freeway; Suite 410
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Benny's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benny accepts. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Benny is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Pain Management

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. In Dr. Basava's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Basava takes. She attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Basava completed a residency program 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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. White graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include back pain, ablation, and neck pain. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. White 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 Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karan Madan's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. Dr. Madan's medical residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Unfortunately, he 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.