We found 12 pain specialists who accept BlueCare Everyday Health 1485 near Tamarac, FL.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7225 N University Drive; Suite 201
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Siegel's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegel accepts. After attending the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Siegel completed his residency training at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Ira B Fox, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Ira Fox's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Patients rated Dr. Fox highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fox honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Boca Raton Super Doctors and South Florida Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Felix Manuel Ramirez, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Felix Ramirez is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ramirez attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West.

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Dr. Ahmet Cuneyt Ozaktay, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Ahmet Ozaktay specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University, Dr. Ozaktay attended medical school at Istanbul University. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Ozaktay takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
8880 Royal Palm Boulevard; Suite 103
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Seth Wachsman works as an interventional pain specialist. His 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. Dr. Wachsman studied medicine at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wachsman completed residency programs at Banner - University Medical Center Phoenix and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Lowell Davis works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Miramar, FL and Plantation, FL. Patient ratings for Dr. Davis average 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Davis 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Davis attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7700 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL
 

Dr. Nancy Erickson practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hospital Miramar, Memorial Hospital Pembroke, and Memorial Hospital West. Dr. Erickson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Erickson trained at Allegheny General Hospital for her residency.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Joseph Alshon's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Broward Health Coral Springs. Dr. Alshon studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alshon trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alshon accepts 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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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
8880 Royal Palm Boulevard; Suite 103
Coral Springs, FL
 

Dr. Andrew Goldberg is a Coral Springs, FL physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences.

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Dr. Javier Francisco Vilasuso, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
7171 North University Drive; Suite 300
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Javier Vilasuso works as an interventional pain specialist in Tamarac, FL and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Dr. Vilasuso has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Vilasuso focuses on pain management. 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. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Vilasuso (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Doctors Hospital and Broward Health Coral Springs.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
7401 N University Drive; Suite 106
Tamarac, FL
 

Dr. Alan Gruskin is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Tamarac, FL. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gruskin is rated highly by his patients. He 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 Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4300 Rock Island Road
Lauderhill, FL
 

Dr. Michelle Mina is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She 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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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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