We found 20 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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Dr. Charles Arthur Popeney III, MD, DO
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Charles Popeney's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Popeney is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Popeney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Myasthenia Gravis, Neck Problems, Neuropathy, Tremors, Epilepsy, Back ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilson Arturo Almonte, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
2225 Williams Trace Boulevard; Suite 108
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Almonte specializes in pain medicine and practices in Sugar Land, TX and Victoria, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Almonte speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of pain management and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Almonte attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Sewielam, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center; 11555 University Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ahmed Sewielam sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sewielam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Ambulatory Surgery Center at Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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Dr. Javier Ricardo Canon, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine
1517 Thompson Highway
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Javier Canon works as a pain specialist in Richmond, TX and Katy, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Canon average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Canon studied medicine at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Canon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Dr. Mike Nanyong Yuan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurophysiology, Neurology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mike Yuan works as a pain specialist, neurophysiologist, and neurologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Yuan obtained his medical school training at the University of Ghana Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: depression, myasthenia gravis, and meningioma. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yuan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Sleep Disorders, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Hypertension, Lower Back Pain, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Wilan Sickler Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Robert Sickler practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Sickler's areas of expertise consist of back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH). He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sickler average 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sickler is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Karan Madan, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Karan Madan is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Madan's areas of expertise include pain management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Madan takes. He is closed to new patients at this time. Dr. Madan studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. His training includes a residency program at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Abraham Thomas' specialties are vascular neurology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Thomas's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH). Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

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 is a graduate of the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. He is especially interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Benny takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Irfan Lalani's specialties are interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Lalani include general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lalani is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Lalani attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Marvin Clinton Chang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Chang practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Adolescent Issues, Pain, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Rhizotomy

Dr. Candice A Burnette, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Candice Burnette's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Burnette studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She has a special interest in pain management. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Mark Brown, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1111 Hwy 6; Suite 240
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Brown is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Clinical interests for Dr. Brown include musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Pain Management

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, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Skaribas is rated highly by his patients. 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 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. 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. McKay include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. McKay is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
2655 Cordes Drive; Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Veena Basava is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. In Dr. Basava's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at Guntur Medical College and performed her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Basava 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.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

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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.
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