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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Appleton, WI.

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Brenton Michael Meier MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
820 E Grant Street
Appleton, WI
(920) 831-5050

Dr. Brenton Meier's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Appleton, WI, Neenah, WI, and Shawano, WI. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Meier takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. Dr. Meier is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

John Joseph MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1517 Rue Reynard Street
Menasha, WI
(920) 725-5718; (920) 230-7246

Dr. John Joseph's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Menasha, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Milwaukee, WI. Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Malay, Hindi, and Malayalam. Dr. Joseph's areas of expertise include spinal cord stimulator and chronic pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and ThedaCare. He attended St. John's Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Coney Island Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Joseph takes.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) (RSD), Opioid Addiction in Chronic Pain ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
842 N Westhill Boulevard
Appleton, WI
(920) 738-7246

Dr. Douglas Yeatman specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Appleton, WI. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
820 E Grant Street; Suite 335
Appleton, WI
(920) 733-7230

Dr. Alexander Timchenko is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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.