We found 5 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Platinum HMO near Fort Lauderdale, FL.

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Gary N Saff MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
5353 N Federal Highway; Suite 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Gary Saff practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Saff's clinical interests include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Imperial Point. He attended medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. Dr. Saff honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
4725 N Federal Highway
Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Dr. William McRoberts' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. McRoberts studied medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
Average rating 3.94 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
2151 E Commercial Boulevard; Suite 303
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Dannell Anschuetz is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. She attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Anschuetz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4300 Rock Island Road
Lauderhill, FL

Dr. Michelle Mina practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.69 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
1930 Ne 47th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Dr. Marcos Szeinfeld, who practices in Fort Lauderdale, FL, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Szeinfeld is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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