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We found 11 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold HMO near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's clinical interests include back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas's 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. Irfan Lalani, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
16605 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Irfan Lalani's areas of specialization are interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lalani's clinical interests: general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Lalani is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Pervez average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Pervez attended medical school at Dow Medical College.

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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's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Benny has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Benny is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Ashok Jain, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite C
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in pain medicine and psychiatry. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 3.5 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. Jain is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Abraham Thomas is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. McKay is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. McKay attended Boston University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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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's areas of specialization are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology; she sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. In her practice, Dr. Basava focuses on pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. She 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. She is a graduate of 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 specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Sugar Land, TX. Her clinical interests include back pain, ablation, and neck pain. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. White 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. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. White's office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Madan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine
2 Stadium Drive; #1305
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sourial Sourial practices family medicine in Sugar Land, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.