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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

The Center for Pain Relief, Inc.; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6141; (304) 347-6120

Dr. Matthew Ranson's specialties are interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Ranson attended West Virginia University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

816 Lee Street E
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 347-6141

(Average of 5 in 2 ratings)

Dr. Timothy Deer is an interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist in Charleston, WV and Hurricane, WV. Dr. Deer is affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Deer attended West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

2335 Chesterfield Avenue
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-3535

Dr. Francis Saldanha sees patients in Charleston, WV. His medical specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Saldanha is in-network for Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Stanley Medical College and residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

3100 MacCorkle Avenue SE; Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-4086; (304) 388-5432

Dr. Raymond Coombe, who practices in Charleston, WV, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Coombe attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Coombe accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

110 Roane Street
Charleston, WV
(304) 344-0096

Dr. Kellee Abner is a pain specialist and anesthesiologist. Dr. Abner takes Medicare insurance. She graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine

400 Court Street; #100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 347-6139

Dr. Christopher Kim is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

4407 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV

Dr. Jim Sponaugle's specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, Dr. Sponaugle performed his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

400 Court Street; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120

Dr. Jason Pope is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Pope completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He honors Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation), Interventional Pain Medicine

400 Court Street; #302
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120

Dr. Richard Bowman practices interventional pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) in Charleston, WV and Hurricane, WV. Dr. Bowman accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Practice

116 Hills Plaza
Charleston, WV
(304) 757-6999

Dr. Gai Smythe sees patients in Charleston, WV. Her medical specialties are general practice, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. Dr. Smythe is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center. She studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

2335 Chesterfield Avenue Se
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-2922

(Average of 2.8 in 3 ratings)

Dr. Josiah Lilly is a specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

3508 Staunton Avenue
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-4086

Dr. Timothy Nelson's medical specialty is pain medicine and anesthesiology. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Nelson is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

100 Peyton Way; Suite 200
Charleston, WV
(304) 346-9400

Dr. Kenneth McNeil, who practices in Morgantown, WV and Charleston, WV, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. McNeil takes Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

3508 Staunton Avenue Se
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-4086

Dr. Arnold Yosuico is a pain doctor and anesthesiologist in Charleston, WV. Dr. Yosuico is in-network for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

400 Court Street; #203
Charleston, WV
(304) 343-4900

Dr. H. Ramesh practices pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). Dr. Ramesh attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Bangalore University, and Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

400 Court Street; #100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 598-4122

Clinical interests: Osteopathy

Dr. Brian Yee's specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He practices in Morgantown, WV and Charleston, WV. In his practice, he is particularly interested in osteopathic medicine. Dr. Yee takes Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of West Virginia School 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.

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