We found 9 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Loma Linda, CA.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.92 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
11406 Loma Linda Drive; Suite 300
Loma Linda, CA

Dr. Scott Strum's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Strum average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Strum attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Strum trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Andrew Warren Hesseltine MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
1850 E Washington Street
Colton, CA

Dr. Andrew Hesseltine is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Hesseltine's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine and a graduate of Loma Linda University Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
25805 Barton Road; Suite A106
Loma Linda, CA

Dr. Shawn Uraine's areas of specialization are interventional pain medicine, spinal cord injury medicine, and osteopathic manipulative medicine; he sees patients in Loma Linda, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
11406 Loma Linda Drive; #300
Loma Linda, CA

Dr. Justin Hata, who practices in Loma Linda, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
900 E Washington Street; Suite 300
Colton, CA

Dr. Edward Albert Balbas' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Colton, CA. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Balbas speaks Filipino.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
11406 Loma Linda Drive
Loma Linda, CA

Dr. Baher Boctor is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Boctor takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine.

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Anne Cipta MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11406 Loma Linda Drive; Suite 300
Loma Linda, CA

Dr. Anne Cipta, who practices in Loma Linda, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Airlangga University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Cipta is affiliated with VA Loma Linda Healthcare System.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
900 E Washington Street; Suite 100a
Colton, CA

Dr. Jiensup Kim is a Colton, CA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Korean.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1850 E Washington Street
Colton, CA

Dr. Abdul Kanu is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Colton, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of 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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