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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Charleston, WV and Hurricane, WV. Dr. Deer attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Patient ratings for Dr. Deer average 3.5 stars out of 5. 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; (304) 347-6142

Dr. Richard Bowman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He works in Charleston, WV and Hurricane, WV. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Bowman graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
400 Court Street; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 347-6142

Dr. Christopher Kim is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Caraway is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
400 Court Street; Suite 100
Charleston, WV
(304) 347-6120; (304) 243-8916

Dr. Chong Kim works as an interventional pain specialist in Charleston, WV and Wheeling, WV. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He honors Medicare insurance.

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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Coombe attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Francis Saldanha is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Saldanha is a graduate of Stanley Medical College and The Tamilnadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University and a graduate of The Western Pennsylvania Hospital's residency program.

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

Dr. Kellee Abner works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Abner graduated from Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance.

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

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

Dr. Josiah Lilly practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Charleston, WV. Dr. Ramesh 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Charleston, WV. Dr. Nelson takes Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Arnold Yosuico works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He takes Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Brian Yee is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He graduated from West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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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