We found 4 pain specialists who accept Humana Platinum HMO near Huntley, IL.

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Dr. John V Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL

Dr. John Prunskis, who practices in Elgin, IL, McHenry, IL, and Barrington, IL, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prunskis's areas of expertise include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Centegra Health System, and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He is an in-network provider for Preferred Network Access (PNA), Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College. Dr. Prunskis trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received the following distinction: US News Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Neck Pain, Work Injuries, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terri L Dallas-Prunskis, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis practices interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dallas-Prunskis include phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Medical Center and Centegra Health System. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Howard University Hospital. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Hip Pain, Work Injuries, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Fractures, Interstitial ... (Read more)

Dr. Humaria Khatoon, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL

Dr. Humaira Khatoon is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Khatoon's clinical interests include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program. Dr. Khatoon honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry
145 S Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL

Dr. Ramesh Vemuri's areas of specialization are addiction psychiatry, pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry; he sees patients in Crystal Lake, IL. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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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