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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 practices interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. Dr. Ranson honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University.

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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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia, Dr. Deer attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Deer is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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

Dr. Francis Saldanha is a Charleston, WV physician who specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He graduated from The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and Stanley Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Saldanha trained 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's areas of specialization are pain medicine and anesthesiology. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Coombe is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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

Dr. Kellee Abner sees patients in South Charleston, WV and Charleston, WV. Her medical specialties are pain medicine and anesthesiology. She honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Abner is a graduate of 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's specialties are interventional pain medicine and anesthesiology. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

4407 MacCorkle Avenue SE
Charleston, WV

Dr. Jim Sponaugle is a specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. Before performing his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Sponaugle attended West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Sponaugle is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology

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

Dr. Jason Pope is a medical specialist in pain medicine and anesthesiology. His professional affiliations include Charleston Area Medical Center and St. Mary's Medical Center. Dr. Pope graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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's specialties are interventional pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is professionally affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Bowman attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Practice, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine

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

Dr. Gai Smythe's specialties are general practice, pain medicine, and addiction medicine. Dr. Smythe attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She honors Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with Charleston Area Medical Center.

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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 practices pain medicine and anesthesiology. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Lilly attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Lilly a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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

Dr. Timothy Nelson is a pain medicine and anesthesiology specialist in Charleston, WV. He studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson is in-network for Medicare insurance. He is 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 is a pain doctor and anesthesiologist. Dr. McNeil is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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

Dr. Arnold Yosuico specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Yosuico studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He is 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 is a medical specialist in pain medicine and physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). He is a graduate of 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 areas of specialization are pain medicine and anesthesiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yee include osteopathic medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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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