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We found 22 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver PPO near Sugar Land, TX.

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) in Sugar Land, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Popeney's areas of expertise include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Popeney attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Popeney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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

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 is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center. 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 is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

Dr. Javier Canon, who practices in Richmond, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and psychiatry. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Canon attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sickler include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Sickler is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sickler attended Creighton University School of Medicine. His 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in pain medicine, neurophysiology, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His areas of expertise include the following: depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yuan accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Yuan attended medical school at the University of Ghana Medical School. Dr. Yuan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Ravi V Tamerisa, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
3519 Town Ctr Boulevard S; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Tamerisa works as a pain specialist and obstetric anesthesiologist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Tamerisa's clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Tamerisa takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing Dr. Tamerisa's residency at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Tamerisa attended Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 works as a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor. She graduated from Meharry Medical College. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Burnette has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She is 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in El Campo, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College.

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

Dr. Marvin Chang works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Chang graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Mark Frederick 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 works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of 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 is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. 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. 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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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

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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.