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

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Dr John V Prunskis MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.91 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL

Dr. John Prunskis is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in McHenry, IL, Elgin, IL, and Barrington, IL. The average patient rating for Dr. Prunskis is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Prunskis include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), facet injection, and sympathetic nerve block. Dr. Prunskis is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System and Adventist Medical Center GlenOaks. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Preferred Network Access (PNA). Dr. Prunskis's education and training includes medical school at Rush Medical College and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Prunskis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Lithuanian and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Joint Pain, Facet Injection, Sciatica, Percutaneo ... (Read more)

Dr Terri L DallasPrunskis MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
10350 Haligus Road; Suite 210
Huntley, IL

Dr. Terri Dallas-Prunskis' area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Dallas-Prunskis's clinical interests include percutaneous discectomy, vertebroplasty, and discogram. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dallas-Prunskis takes. Before completing her residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Dallas-Prunskis attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with Centegra Health System.

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Clinical interests: Botox Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Vertebroplasty, Facet Injectio ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Humaira Khatoon practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khatoon's clinical interests include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Centegra Health System. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Dow Medical College and a graduate of John Stroger Hospital of Cook County's residency program.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Addiction Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Geriatric Psychiatry
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (22 ratings)
145 S Virginia Street
Crystal Lake, IL

Dr. Ramesh Vemuri sees patients in Crystal Lake, IL. His medical specialties are addiction psychiatry, pain medicine, and geriatric psychiatry. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vemuri takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, 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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