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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Boston, MA. Dr. Mao (or staff) is conversant in Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. His clinical interests encompass pain management and anesthesia. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mao is a graduate of Soochow University Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Mao include: Early Carrier; Scholar Award Of American Pain; and US Patents John Bonica Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Mao 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Ahmed (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian. He is especially interested in pain management and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Ahmed has received distinctions including 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Alec L Meleger, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
125 Nashua Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Alec Meleger's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Meleger include spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. Dr. Meleger is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Meleger an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He has received the following distinction: Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. Dr. Meleger welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gary Brenner's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Boston, MA. Clinical interests for Dr. Brenner include pain management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Brenner is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brenner's distinctions include: Best of Boston Top Physician; ADAMHA/NIMH National Research Service Award (MD/PhD -); and Wesleyan University Fellowship for Study in China. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Spinal Cord Stimulation, Pain Management

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

Dr. Lucy Chen's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She obtained her medical school training at Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Chen's areas of clinical interest consist of pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Chen has received include 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 affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
Boston, 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kurz include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and alternative medicine. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kurz completed her residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kurz include: Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. Dr. Kurz is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Brian Wainger is a specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Boston, MA. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In Dr. Wainger's practice, he is particularly interested in back pain, neuropathic pain, and headache. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wainger honors. He speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. His areas of clinical interest consist of back pain and neuropathic pain. Dr. Shen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tongji University Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Shen has received professional recognition including the following: Best Intern of the Year. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. His practice is open to 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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Boston, MA and Salem, MA. He graduated from Albany Medical College. Dr. Hsia-Kiung's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, pain management, and headache. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsia-Kiung is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Anesthesia, Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Back Pain

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

Dr. Thomas Anderson is a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Boston, MA. 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 and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA and Brookline, MA. In his practice, Dr. Jin focuses on pain management. He is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Jin graduated from Peking University Health Science Center. Dr. Jin completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Kiana Kashef practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is conversant in Persian. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include NSMC Union Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and NSMC Salem Hospital. Dr. Kashef obtained her medical school training at Drexel University College of Medicine and performed her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kashef has received professional recognition including the following: Alpha Omega Alpha. She is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Yi Zhang practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Waltham, MA and Boston, MA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He studied medicine at Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Zhang's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Zhang is 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 anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Fragoza attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Fragoza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence VA Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Specializes in Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, Pain Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Neuromuscular Medicine
750 Washington Street; Nemc Box #836
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Joseph Hanak is a pediatric rehabilitation medicine, pain medicine, and spinal cord injury medicine specialist. Dr. Hanak speaks Hungarian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Hanak attended medical school at the University of Pécs Faculty of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hanak is accepting new patients.

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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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