We found 39 pain specialists who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Boston, MA.

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Dr. Jennifer Betts Oliver, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
75 Francis Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Jennifer Oliver specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Boston, MA. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare. Dr. Oliver is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Brigham and Women's Hospital's residency program. Her professional affiliations include Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Oliver is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Cancer, Pain Management, Chronic Pain Management

Dr. Wilfred L Hynes Jr., MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
750 Washington Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Wilfred Hynes, who practices in Boston, MA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), anesthesiology, and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Hynes include pain management and anesthesia. He is in-network for Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. Dr. Hynes (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Hynes is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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

Dr. Jianren Mao practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mao include pain management and anesthesia. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Soochow University Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Mao has received professional recognition including the following: Early Carrier; Scholar Award Of American Pain; and US Patents John Bonica Award of American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. Dr. Mao (or staff) is conversant in Chinese. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mao's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Navil F Sethna, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Navil Sethna's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Sethna attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain and spinal fusion. Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sethna takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sethna include: Teacher Of The Year Award; Por Cristo Humanitarian Award For Medical Mission in Equador; and Achievement award in Pediatric Pain Medicine. Dr. Sethna (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Arabic. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Sethna is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Approaches, Pain Management, Spinal Fusion

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

Dr. Shihab Ahmed is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In Dr. Ahmed's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management and chronic pain. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahmed's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Dr. Ahmed attended medical school at Mymensingh Medical College and Dhaka Medical College. He has received the following distinctions: 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) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Bosnian.

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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 sees patients in Boston, MA and Newton, MA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Meleger include spinal injection, radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), and neck pain. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Meleger takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Dr. Meleger has received the distinction of Partners in Excellence Award, Partners Healthcare. Dr. Meleger (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Russian. He is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Newton-Wellesley Hospital. His practice is open to 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, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
800 Washington Street; Box 298 Ziskind 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elena Desillier works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Brighton, MA, Boston, MA, and Quincy, MA. Dr. Desillier (or staff) is conversant in Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Desillier's clinical interests include neuropathic pain, work injuries, and pain management. She is affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Desillier's medical residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Most Supportive Staff and Outstanding Mentor of the Year. Dr. Desillier welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Stellate Ganglion Block, Work Injuries, Ultrasound, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Nerve Block, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gary Brenner is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Boston, MA. Dr. Brenner is especially interested in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Brenner has received the following distinctions: 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.

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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 medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chen's clinical interests encompass pain management, anesthesia, and acupuncture treatment. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After attending Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: Excellence Award and Distinguished Lecturer, ACMA. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Chen is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Ross Musumeci specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Musumeci trained at Baystate Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include CHA Cambridge Hospital, CHA Everett Hospital, and Boston Medical Center (BMC). He has an open panel.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
799 Concord Avenue
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Seyed Mostoufi is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mostoufi include pain management. He takes AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mostoufi (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Persian. He also offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Mostoufi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Winchester Hospital (Winchester, MA), Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Divya Chirumamilla, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 Brookline Place; Suite 105, Arnold - Warfield Pain Management Center
Brookline, MA
 

Dr. Divya Chirumamilla works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. She has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Chirumamilla is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She attended medical school at J.J.M. Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Chirumamilla completed residency programs at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chirumamilla include: Carol A. Warfield Award in Pain Management and Outstanding Resident Award- Dept of Anesthesia. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Constance Susan Houck, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
300 Longwood Avenue; Boston Children's Hospital, Department of Anesthesia
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Constance Houck works as an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and pediatric critical care specialist in Boston, MA, Lexington, MA, and Waltham, MA. In her practice, Dr. Houck focuses on robotic surgery and perioperative medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Houck is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and Tufts Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at Georgetown University Medical Center and the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Houck attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She offers interpreting services for her patients.

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Clinical interests: Perioperative Medicine, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ronald J Stein, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1493 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA
 

Dr. Ronald Stein's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Stein has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, and more. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Stein attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. He has received the distinction of *Board Eligible In Internal Medicine*. Dr. Stein is professionally affiliated with CHA Cambridge Hospital, CHA Everett Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
75 Francis Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. James Rathmell is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Rathmell is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital. He attended medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicaid, Medicare, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rathmell include: Leroy D. Vandam & Benjamin G. Covino Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical Scholl and Henry Knowles Beecher Professor of Anaesthesia, Harvard Medical School. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jennifer Kurz is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kurz include spinal pain, neuromuscular disorders (nerve & muscle diseases), and alternative medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kurz honors. Dr. Kurz has an open panel. She graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kurz completed residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Specializes in Interventional Spine, Electromyography & Musculoskeletal Medicine and www.doctorkurz.com Member, American Board of Electromyography Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kurz speaks Spanish.

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

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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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