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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Gold 2250/Houston HMOx 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 is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include back pain, tremors, and myasthenia gravis. Dr. Popeney is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Popeney is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Popeney's 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 is a specialist in pain medicine and psychiatry. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Canon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). The average patient rating for Dr. Canon is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 doctor, neurophysiologist, and neurologist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yuan include depression, myasthenia gravis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Yuan is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Ghana Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Yuan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Yuan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Candice A Burnette, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Candice Burnette is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Burnette graduated from Meharry Medical College. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine for her residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Burnette is affiliated with Memorial Hermann.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Ashok Jain's specialties are pain medicine and psychiatry. His clinical interests include administrative medicine, depression, and adolescent issues. Dr. Jain is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jain takes 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: 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.