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We found 21 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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 is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sewielam honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Sewielam's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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

Dr. Charles Popeney practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Popeney attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Patient ratings for Dr. Popeney average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popeney takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Javier Canon works as a pain doctor and psychiatrist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Canon is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Canon graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Sickler's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sickler accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sickler's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Mike Yuan is a pain medicine, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yuan attended medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Yuan's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yuan's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Ravi V Tamerisa, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
3519 Town Ctr Boulevard S; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Tamerisa practices pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. In Dr. Tamerisa's practice, Dr. Tamerisa focuses on pain management. Dr. Tamerisa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Tamerisa's residency at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Tamerisa attended medical school at Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Candice Burnette is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Burnette is especially interested in pain management. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Meharry Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
 

Dr. Pramodh Wadera works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in El Campo, TX. Dr. Wadera accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Andhra Medical College.

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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)

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

Dr. Marvin Chang specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Chang is especially interested in adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). He is professionally affiliated with North Central Baptist Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Chang is accepting new patients.

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

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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

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

Dr. Mark Brown's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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

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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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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.