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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 is a Boston, MA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Wake Forest Baptist Health. Dr. Oliver is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Medicare insurance. She is not currently accepting new patients. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Oliver completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital.

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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 works as a rehabilitation physician, anesthesiologist, and pain specialist. Dr. Hynes graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management and anesthesia. He takes several insurance carriers, including Neighborhood Health Plan, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicaid. He has received distinctions including "Top Doctor," Boston Magazine and Also Specializes In Pain Management. Dr. Hynes (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He 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 Street; Wac 324 Anesthesia Pain Management
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

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. He practices in Boston, MA. Dr. Sethna's areas of expertise include the following: pain and spinal fusion. He is professionally affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Children's Hospital Boston. He takes Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sethna's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center for residency. His distinctions 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.

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

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15 Parkman Street
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)

Dr. Pascal H Scemama-De-Gialluly, MBA, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Pascal Scemama-De-Gialluly is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Boston, MA. He is conversant in French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include chronic headache, acute pain, and chronic pain. Dr. Scemama-De-Gialluly is professionally affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital and Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Scemama-De-Gialluly graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. He accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Scemama-De-Gialluly is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Stellate Ganglion Block, Chronic Headache, Neurostimulation, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sharon Bassi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
125 Parker Hill Avenue; Converse 4
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Sharon Bassi is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Burlington, MA, Boston, MA, and Dedham, MA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bassi include pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. She takes Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Bassi obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. She has received the following distinctions: Chief Resident; The Manuel J. Lipson Award : Dedication and development of the physical medicine and rehabilitation; and Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society. Dr. Bassi (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Bassi is professionally affiliated with New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH). She has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
800 Washington Street; Box 298 Ziskind 6
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elena Desillier specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Her residency was performed at Boston Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Desillier include neuropathic pain, work injuries, and pain management. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Medicaid, and more. Dr. Desillier's distinctions include: Most Supportive Staff and Outstanding Mentor of the Year. In addition to English, Dr. Desillier (or staff) speaks Romanian and French. She also offers interpreting services for her patients. She is professionally affiliated with Tufts Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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'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

Dr. Charles B Berde, MD, PhD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Pediatric Critical Care
333 Longwood Avenue; Room 555
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Charles Berde is a specialist in pediatric anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Boston, MA. His clinical interests include sedation, pain, and pain management. He accepts Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Berde's education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Berde has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; Dystrophy Syndrome Assoc. of New England; and Board Certified in Pediatric Critical Care and Pain Management (Anesthesiology). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Berde is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Approaches, Sedation, Pain Management

Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Susan Sager's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine; she sees patients in Boston, MA and Waltham, MA. She is especially interested in pain. She is an in-network provider for Neighborhood Health Plan, Aetna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sager's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Brown University. She offers interpreting services for her patients. Dr. Sager's hospital/clinic affiliations include Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Approaches, Pain Management

Dr. Elizabeth McCann Rickerson, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine
450 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Rickerson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology, hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), and pain medicine; she sees patients in Boston, MA. Dr. Rickerson's clinical interests encompass pain management, palliative care, and anesthesia. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Her education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. She is affiliated with Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Unfortunately, Dr. Rickerson is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Palliative Care, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
736 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Martin Acquadro works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Dorchester Center, MA and Boston, MA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Dr. Acquadro has a special interest in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with St. Elizabeth's Medical Center (Brighton, MA). Dr. Acquadro graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Caritas Carney Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Most Insurance Plans, Medicaid, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Acquadro has received distinctions including Fellow, American College of Physicians; Fellow, American College of Pain Medicine; and Certificate in Pain Management, Amer. Board of Anesthesiology, .. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Neil Lawrence Schechter, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics
300 Longwood Avenue; Bader, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA
 

Dr. Neil Schechter specializes in pain medicine and developmental-behavioral pediatrics. In his practice, Dr. Schechter focuses on pain. He is affiliated with Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital Boston. Dr. Schechter is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Schechter's distinctions include: Robert Addison Award for fostering international collaboration on behalf of pain medicine; Jeffrey Lawson Award for Achievement in Pediatric Pain of the American Pain Society; and June Dahl Award of the Alliance for State Pain Initiatives. Dr. Schechter (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation, Arabic, and Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Approaches

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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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