We found 15 pain specialists who accept Blue Advantage near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Uday Vasant Doctor, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Doctor is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Doctor include back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Doctor has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Back Pain, Hip Problems

Dr. Syed Nasir, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2050 North Loop W; Suite 135
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Syed Nasir's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Nasir attended Sindh Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. James C Lai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1631 North Loop West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Lai works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is rated 0.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Lai is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Lai attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Brian Mendoza Bruel, MBA, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 0409
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruel is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Bruel accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Critical Care
7015 Almeda Road; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raju Mantena is an anesthesiologist, interventional pain specialist, and intensivist in Houston, TX. In Dr. Mantena's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Mantena obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Benoy Varkey Benny, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Benoy Benny specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benny honors. Dr. Benny's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Benny is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Neck Pain, Back Pain, Pain, Headache, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5445 La Branch; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Vu Dang is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Dang's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Obstetric Anesthesiology
1709 Dryden Road; Suite #1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Veena Basava's medical specialty is pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Basava attended medical school at Guntur Medical College. Her residency was performed at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Allen Wade Burton, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7700 Main Street; #400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Burton is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burton accepts. Dr. Burton has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7700 Main Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Phillip Phan is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Phan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Justin Yanosik specializes in pain medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. Yanosik is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Pankaj Satija, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 802
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Pankaj Satija is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Satija is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Satija accepts. Dr. Satija is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Acute Pain, Back Pain, Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Surgery
7700 Main Street; Suite 400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lance Smith specializes in anesthesiology, surgery, and pain medicine and practices in Arlington, TX, Irving, TX, and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith's training includes residency programs at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
7505 Main Street; Suite 150
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael McCann is an interventional pain medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. McCann is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1003
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kimberly Henderson, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her clinical interests encompass pain management. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Henderson graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston, TX).

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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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