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

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

Dr. Khawer Pervez sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. After attending Dow Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Elmhurst Hospital Center and Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pervez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Dr. Skaribas accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Skaribas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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 is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lalani include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Dr. Lalani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lalani attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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

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

Dr. Ashok Jain is a pain doctor and psychiatrist. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jain accepts. 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 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. Andrew K McKay, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Andrew McKay specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Bay City, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. McKay include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. McKay takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His 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. Benoy Varkey Benny, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
16055 Southwest Freeway; Suite 410
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Benny's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benny include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benny honors. Dr. Benny's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, 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 doctor. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. White include back pain, ablation, and neck pain. Dr. White is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. White accepts. Dr. White is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

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.