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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Humana Gold near Oshkosh, WI.

Dr. Mazin A Y Ellias, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
555 Washburn Street
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Mazin Ellias practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellias honors. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Ellias attended the University of Basrah College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. John Joseph, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
555 Washburn Street
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. John Joseph specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Menasha, WI, Oshkosh, WI, and Milwaukee, WI. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord stimulation (SCS) and chronic pain management. Dr. Joseph's professional affiliations include Froedtert Hospital and ThedaCare. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Joseph completed residency programs at Coney Island Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Joseph (or staff) speaks the following languages: Malay, Hindi, and Malayalam.

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Clinical interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Opiate Addiction, Pain Management

Dr. Nancy C Bratanow, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
555 Washburn Street
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Nancy Bratanow, who practices in Milwaukee, WI and Oshkosh, WI, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Bratanow's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ahmet Dervisogullari, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
855 N Westhaven Drive
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Ahmet Dervish works as an interventional pain specialist in Green Bay, WI and Oshkosh, WI. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dervish include pain management. Dr. Dervish's professional affiliations include Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Dr. Dervish is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2700 W 9th Avenue; Suite 205
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Nathan Meloy is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Meloy studied medicine at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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.