We found 5 pain specialists who accept HFN EPO near Chicago, IL.

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Dr. Kiran Kesava Chekka, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 East Erie; Suite 530
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kiran Chekka works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Chekka is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Amish M Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 East Erie Street; Suite 530
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amish Patel is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Schaumburg, IL, Downers Grove, IL, and Park Ridge, IL. He is conversant in Gujarati. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Amit Bakulesh Mehta, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 East Erie Street; Suite 530
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Amit Mehta practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. He is rated highly by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta accepts. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Mehta trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Omar A Said, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 East Erie Street; Suite 530
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Omar Said's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Said include pain management. Dr. Said is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Said is affiliated with Delnor Hospital and Alexian Brothers Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Arpan J Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 East Erie Street; Suite 530
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Arpan Patel sees patients in Schaumburg, IL, Chicago, IL, and Berwyn, IL. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel takes. He attended Indiana University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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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