We found 6 pain specialists who accept Aetna US Access near Modesto, CA.

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Dr. Juan Fernando Sarti, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Juan Sarti's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sarti include pain management and anesthesia. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Sarti attended National University of La Plata for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sarti is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Lower Back Problems, Migraine, Facet ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Fong, who practices in Modesto, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fong takes. Dr. Fong graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Maricopa Medical Center. Dr. Fong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Heron's specialty is interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Heron's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Fluence's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Fluence focuses on pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Fluence's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; 500
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. James Barnett practices interventional pain medicine in Modesto, CA. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Barnett has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barnett takes. Dr. Barnett's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1524 Mchenry Avenue; Suite 445
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jeff Jones' medical specialty is interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Jones is especially interested in pain management. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones accepts. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Central Valley Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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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