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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
400 Court Street; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 347-6141

Dr. Timothy Deer practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Deer average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Deer takes Medicare insurance. After attending West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
100 Peyton Way, Suite 200; CPRTS Administrative Office
Charleston, WV
(304) 526-8384; (304) 526-1951

Dr. David Caraway's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Caraway is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3200 Maccorkle Avenue, Se
Charleston, WV

Dr. Jim Sponaugle is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts Medicare insurance. 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.

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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 anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Coombe 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.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2335 Chesterfield Avenue; Suite 102
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-3535

Dr. Francis Saldanha is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Charleston, WV. He graduated from Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Saldanha completed a residency program at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. Saldanha is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
110 Roane Street
Charleston, WV
(304) 344-0096

Dr. Kellee Abner is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Abner is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
400 Court Street; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 347-6139

Dr. Christopher Kim's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Charleston, WV. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 Peyton Way; Suite 200
Charleston, WV
(304) 346-9400; (304) 720-2005

Dr. Kenneth McNeil practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McNeil graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Family Medicine, General Practice, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
116 Hills Plaza
Charleston, WV
(304) 757-6999; (304) 720-4466

Dr. Gai Smythe is a general practitioner, pain specialist, and family practitioner. She studied medicine at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Dr. Smythe is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
2335 Chesterfield Avenue Se
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-2922

Dr. Josiah Lilly's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lilly graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Virginia Mason 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowman average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowman takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
400 Court Street; Suite 203
Charleston, WV
(304) 343-4900

Dr. H. Ramesh is a physiatrist and pain doctor. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, and Bangalore University.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3508 Staunton Avenue
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-4086

Dr. Timothy Nelson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Nelson studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine. He 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; (304) 598-4122

Dr. Brian Yee is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Yee honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Osteopathy

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3508 Staunton Avenue Se
Charleston, WV
(304) 925-4086

Dr. Arnold Yosuico is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Charleston, WV. He honors Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
400 Court Street; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120

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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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