We found 13 pain specialists who accept BlueOptions Everyday Health 1431 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Godoy-Hung average 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Godoy-Hung's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. She attended Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Godoy-Hung is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, BayCare Physician Partners, and Suncoast Medical Clinic.

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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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine specialist in Pinellas Park, FL and Largo, FL. Patient reviews placed Dr. Le at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with 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 is a specialist in interventional pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Weston attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Weston (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Weston is professionally affiliated with 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 practices pain medicine in Saint Petersburg, FL. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Samlaska attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St. Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Jennifer Burns, who practices in Saint Petersburg, FL, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Her clinical interests include back pain, trigger point injections, and shingles. Dr. Burns'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 Alabama. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors 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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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Saint Petersburg, FL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ellis include pain management. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and BayCare Health System. Dr. Ellis accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Shands at the University of Florida.

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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Trimble has indicated that his clinical interests include trigger point injections, epidural steroid injection, and facet injection. He is affiliated with St. Anthony's Hospital and Physicians Surgery Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Trimble completed his residency training 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. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center, Paterson, Dr. Hassan attended medical school at Dhaka Medical College.

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

Dr. Charles Friedman's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Pinellas Park, FL. He is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. These areas are among Dr. Friedman's clinical interests: back pain, peripheral nerve block, and trigger point injections. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedman accepts. 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 is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in New Port Richey, FL, Trinity, FL, and Saint Petersburg, FL. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Vu is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners, BayCare Surgery Center (Trinity), and Morton Plant North Bay Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu accepts. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Human Medicine.

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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 areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Perera average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perera 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 Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4600 4th Street North
St Petersburg, FL
 

Dr. Kanta Shah is a physiatrist and pain specialist in Saint Petersburg, FL. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with BayCare Physician Partners.

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

Dr. Joan Christie specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, 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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