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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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Ellias's clinical interests include pain management. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ellias honors. He attended the University of Basrah College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Ellias is professionally affiliated with ThedaCare.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. John Joseph, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
555 South Washburn
Oshkosh, 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)

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

Dr. Nancy Bratanow's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include pain management. She is affiliated with ThedaCare. Before completing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Aurora Sinai Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Bratanow attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Bratanow's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bratanow accepts.

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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 is an interventional pain specialist. Dr. Dervish is conversant in Turkish. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is affiliated with Aurora Medical Center in Oshkosh and Aurora BayCare Medical Center. For his professional training, Dr. Dervish completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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, Interventional Pain Medicine
2700 W 9th Avenue; Suite 205
Oshkosh, WI
 

Dr. Nathan Meloy's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He accepts 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.