We found 15 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Managed Care near Boston, MA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman St/wacc-324
Boston, MA

Dr. Jianren Mao is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA. In addition to English, Dr. Mao (or staff) speaks Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mao has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Soochow University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Mao's distinctions include: Early Carrier; Scholar Award Of American Pain; and US Patents John Bonica Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman St/wacc 340
Boston, MA

Dr. Shihab Ahmed works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. Dr. Ahmed honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Ahmed include: First Innovation Award, Physician; Organization, Massachusetts General Hospital; and Awarded for the development of a medical delivery device. Mph, Masters Of Public Health From Boston. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Ahmed's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr Alec L Meleger MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.7 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Alec Meleger practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Patients gave Dr. Meleger an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Meleger attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. He has received the distinction of Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. In addition to English, Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Meleger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Shoulder Pain, Herniated Disc, Lower Back Pain, Spina ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Gary Brenner, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Brenner's clinical interests include pain management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best of Boston Top Physician; ADAMHA/NIMH National Research Service Award (MD/PhD -); and Wesleyan University Fellowship for Study in China. Dr. Brenner offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Lucy Chen works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Boston, MA. Her areas of expertise consist of pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Dr. Chen attended Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Excellence Award and Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA

Dr. Jennifer Kurz's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Foxboro, MA, Charlestown, MA, and Boston, MA. She is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Kurz's areas of expertise include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and alternative medicine. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kurz has received the following distinctions: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Kurz is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Electromyography, Spinal Pain, Neuromuscular Disorders, Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, A ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Neurology
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Brian Wainger is a medical specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Wainger trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In Dr. Wainger's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neuropathic pain, and headache. Dr. Wainger accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Neuropathic Pain, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street; Wac 340
Boston, MA

Dr. Shiqian Shen works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain and neuropathic pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Shen attended medical school at Tongji University Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Best Intern of the Year. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Shen is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neuropathic Pain, Back Pain

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Maximilian Hsia-Kiung is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Boston, MA and Salem, MA. He has a special interest in back pain, pain management, and headache. Dr. Hsia-Kiung honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Albany Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Hsia-Kiung is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Back Pain

Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Thomas Anderson's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. These areas are among Dr. Anderson's clinical interests: pain management, transplant procedures, and regional anesthesia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shriners Hospital For Children, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Anderson completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson takes. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Transplant Procedures, Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Ping Jin works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. His clinical interests encompass pain management. Dr. Jin is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He obtained his medical school training at Peking University Health Science Center and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jin is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Kiana Kashef is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. She obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Kashef has received the distinction of Alpha Omega Alpha. She is conversant in Persian. Dr. Kashef's professional affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Yi Zhang's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Zhang attended Peking Union Medical College for medical school. Dr. Zhang honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhang is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Keith Fragoza is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and a graduate of Massachusetts General Hospital's residency program. Dr. Fragoza is professionally affiliated with Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Fragoza is not currently accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
Average rating 4.93 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
300 First Avenue
Charlestown, MA

Dr. Joseph Hanak is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanak is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Hanak is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He is conversant in Hungarian.

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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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