We found 13 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver EPO near Saint Petersburg, FL.

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Dr. Danya A Godoy-Hung, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 10th Street N.
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Danya Godoy-Hung is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Godoy-Hung include pain management. Dr. Godoy-Hung's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic. Dr. Godoy-Hung takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Cleveland Clinic. She speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Thanh Thien Le, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Thanh Le works as a physiatrist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Le studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His areas of expertise include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le accepts. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Largo Medical Center - Indian Rocks Road Campus, Bardmoor Surgery Center, and Mease Countryside Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khalilah Maisha Weston, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neurology
115 1st Street S
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Khalilah Weston specializes in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weston honors. She studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. Dr. Weston completed her residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
603 7th Street S; Suite 340
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Susan Samlaska specializes in pain medicine. She graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Samlaska honors 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, Interventional Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; she sees patients in Saint Petersburg, FL. Her areas of expertise include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. She has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Burns takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Burns graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Burns trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Problems, Shingles, Trigger Point Injections, Back Pain, Hip Problems, Carpal Tunnel ... (Read more)

Dr. Neil James Ellis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Neil Ellis' specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Shands at the University of Florida, Dr. Ellis attended Eastern Virginia Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Gerald Edward Trimble, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
603 7th Street South; Suite 320
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Gerald Trimble is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Trimble has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise consist of trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center. 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. Dr. Trimble's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Facet Injection, Epidural Steroid Injection, Trigger Point Injections, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kazi Hassan is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Hassan attended Dhaka Medical College for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Hassan is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6640 78th Avenue N; Suite A
Pinellas Park, FL
 

Dr. Charles Friedman is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Pinellas Park, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Friedman average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Friedman attended Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Bardmoor Surgery Center, Mease Countryside Hospital, and Mease Dunedin Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Auto Injuries, Selective Nerve Root Block, Facet Injection, Peripheral Nerve Block, Epidural ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
8333 54th Av N
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Damon Vu sees patients in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Vu's clinical interests encompass pain management. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. He is affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
6333 54th Avenue N
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Sardha Perera's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Perera's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
Saint Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kanta Shah is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners. Dr. Shah is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1244 Monterey Boulevard Ne
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Joan Christie is an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and intensive care specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL and Bradenton, FL. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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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