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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 specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Charleston, WV and Hurricane, WV. Dr. Deer graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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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. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is an in-network provider 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 is a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. He obtained his medical school training at West Virginia University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Bowman 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) 347-6142

Dr. Christopher Kim sees patients in Charleston, WV. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Kim studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. He is conversant in Korean.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Charleston, WV. Dr. Coombe accepts Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Charleston, WV. He attended medical school at Stanley Medical College. Dr. Saldanha's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Kellee Abner, who practices in South Charleston, WV and Charleston, WV, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She accepts Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Chong Kim is an interventional pain specialist. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim accepts 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; he sees patients in Charleston, WV. He graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients.

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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. He studied medicine at 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
100 Peyton Way; Suite 200
Charleston, WV
(304) 346-9400

Dr. Kenneth McNeil's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. McNeil attended medical school at Marshall University, Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine.

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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; he sees patients in Charleston, WV. He accepts 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Charleston, WV. He accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Yosuico graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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

Dr. Brian Yee's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Yee honors Medicare insurance.

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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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