We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze EPO near Sarasota, FL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3945 Clark Road
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Zachariah Chambers specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO. Dr. Chambers graduated from the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1921 Waldemere Street; 607
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Myrdalis Diaz-Ramirez practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Diaz-Ramirez has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has a special interest in laser resurfacing. She is professionally affiliated with Sarasota Memorial Main Campus. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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Clinical interests: Laser Resurfacing, Laser Treatment

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3920 Bee Ridge Road; Suite F
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Jonathan Burns is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He 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. Dr. Burns studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
5880 Rand Boulevard; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Courtney Simmons is an anesthesiology, pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Simmons attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Nomen Azeem's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Azeem honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
2750 Bahia Vista Street; Suite 100
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Paul Lento's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lento at an average of 3.5 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. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Lento has received the following distinction: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH).

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Donald Erb is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Erb is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
6050 Cattleridge Boulevard; Suite 201
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Satinderpaul Satia is a specialist in pain medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 590
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lance Cassell is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Cassell 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 Physiatry, Pain Medicine
5880 Rand Boulevard; Suite 206
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Lindsay Shroyer works as a physiatrist and pain doctor in Sarasota, FL. Dr. Shroyer is an in-network provider 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
2115 River Ridge Drive
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Peter Fernandez is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Sarasota, FL. He studied medicine at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fernandez honors.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4071 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 101
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. William Cole specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cole is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1540 S Tamiami Trail; 1st Floor
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Eugene Pereira's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Pereira takes 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 Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
5741 Bee Ridge Road; Suite 210
Sarasota, FL
 

Dr. Michael Auerbach is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He takes 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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