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

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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). He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Popeney include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Popeney is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Sewielam's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His education and training includes medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Main Campus and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Fort Bend Medical and Diagnostic Center.

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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 areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Sickler's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sickler include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Sickler accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Creighton University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

Specializes in Pain Medicine
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wilson Almonte is a specialist in pain medicine. Dr. Almonte is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Almonte attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Almonte (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish.

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

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
3519 Town Ctr Boulevard S; Suite B
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Tamerisa sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ravi Tamerisa's medical specialties are pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. Dr. Tamerisa attended Osmania University, Guntur Medical College, and Andhra Medical College and then went on to complete Dr. Tamerisa's residency at Norwalk Hospital, Albany Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tamerisa include pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tamerisa takes. Dr. Tamerisa (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Tamerisa's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Javier Canon specializes in pain medicine and psychiatry and practices in Richmond, TX and Katy, TX. He attended Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Canon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Canon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
 

Dr. Pramodh Wadera is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Wadera 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, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Lalani's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: general neurology, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and multiple sclerosis (MS). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Lalani's practice is open to new patients. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and then went on to complete his residency 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)

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

Dr. Candice Burnette is a physiatrist and pain doctor in Sugar Land, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Richmond, TX. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Burnette takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Khawer Pervez works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Mark Frederick Brown, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1111 Hwy 6; Suite 240
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Mark Brown is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal pain, pain management, and arthritis. Dr. Brown accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed 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

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

Dr. Ioannis Skaribas is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. He graduated from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki Medical School. Dr. Skaribas trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, musculoskeletal pain, and neck pain. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Skaribas's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Skaribas 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Jacinto City, TX, Bay City, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. McKay is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Peripheral ... (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 specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In Dr. Thomas's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neck pain, and pain management. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Thomas is open to new patients.

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

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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Chang's areas of expertise include adolescent issues, pain management, and rhizotomy (nerve ablation). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1201 Creekway Drive; Suite C
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Ashok Jain is a pain medicine and psychiatry specialist in Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Jain is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jain 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. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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