We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Gold 2250/Houston HMOx 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 is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Javier Ricardo Canon, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
1517 Thompson Highway
Richmond, TX

Dr. Javier Canon is a pain doctor and psychiatrist in Richmond, TX and Katy, TX. Patients gave Dr. Canon an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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). Dr. Canon is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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

Dr. Candice Burnette is a physiatrist and pain specialist in Sugar Land, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Richmond, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burnette include pain management. Dr. Burnette is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Burnette trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her residency.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Ashok Jain's areas of specialization are pain medicine and psychiatry. Dr. Jain's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Jain include administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. He is professionally 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. Jain takes. Dr. Jain 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)

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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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