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We found 8 pain specialists near Provo, UT.

Dr. Richard Mark Rosenthal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3585 N University Avenue; Suite 150
Provo, UT
 

Dr. Richard Rosenthal, who practices in Provo, UT, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Rosenthal has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
280 River Park Drive; #200
Provo, UT
 

Dr. Daniel Faber is a specialist in anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine. He works in Provo, UT. Dr. Faber is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
280 River Park Drive; #200
Provo, UT
 

Dr. J. Riley Stringham is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Wright State University, Boonshoft School of Medicine. Dr. Stringham trained at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3585 N University Avenue; Suite 150
Provo, UT
 

Dr. Brian Olenslager is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Olenslager studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
3585 N University Avenue; Suite #150
Provo, UT
 

Dr. Tao Li's specialty is interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Li attended medical school at Peking University Health Science Center and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
283 E 930 S
Orem, UT
 

Dr. Robin Ockey, who practices in Orem, UT, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Ockey's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
320 River Park Drive; Suite 255
Provo, UT
 

Dr. Eric Freeman works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
280 W River Park Drive; Suite 200
Provo, UT
 

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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.