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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Appleton, WI.

Dr. Brenton Michael Meier, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
820 E Grant Street
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Brenton Meier specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Appleton, WI, Neenah, WI, and Shawano, WI. In his practice, Dr. Meier focuses on pain management. He is affiliated with ThedaCare. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meier obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. John Joseph, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1517 Rue Reynard Street
Menasha, WI
 

Dr. John Joseph, who practices in Menasha, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Milwaukee, WI, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Joseph obtained his medical school training at St. John's Medical College and performed his residency at Coney Island Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. His clinical interests encompass spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and chronic pain management. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Joseph (or staff) is conversant in Malay, Hindi, and Malayalam. He is affiliated with Froedtert Hospital and ThedaCare. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Joseph's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Chronic Pain Management, Opiate Addiction, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
1616 N Casaloma Drive; Suite 100
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Elizabeth Cook practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cook include pain management. Before completing her residency at Temple University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Dr. Cook attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Cook's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
820 E Grant Street; Suite 335
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Alexander Timchenko's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Appleton, WI. Dr. Timchenko is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
842 N Westhill Boulevard
Appleton, WI
 

Dr. Douglas Yeatman is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Appleton, WI. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.