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
Average rating 3.48 stars out of 5 (26 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Uday Doctor's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Doctor's areas of expertise consist of back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. His average patient rating is 3.5 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. Doctor takes. Dr. Doctor has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Syed Nasir sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasir include pain management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Sindh Medical College. Dr. Nasir's training includes residency programs at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center and NYU Langone Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Critical Care
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
7015 Almeda Road; Suite 3
Houston, TX

Dr. Raju Mantena sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology, interventional pain medicine, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include pain management. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Park Plaza Hospital, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Dr. Mantena accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mantena attended medical school at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr Benoy Varkey Benny MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.48 stars out of 5 (107 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Benoy Benny is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Benny's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. His professional affiliations include Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Benny is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Benny completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

Dr. Veena Basava specializes in pain medicine and obstetric anesthesiology and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Basava include pain management. Dr. Basava is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing her residency at The Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Dr. Basava attended Guntur Medical College for medical school. Dr. Basava honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr James C Lai MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 0.25 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1631 North Loop West
Houston, TX

Dr. James Lai works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In his practice, Dr. Lai focuses on pain management. Dr. Lai honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lai is 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 409
Houston, TX

Dr. Brian Bruel is an interventional pain specialist in Houston, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bruel is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
5445 La Branch; Suite 100
Houston, TX

Dr. Vu Dang sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Dang attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Allen W Burton MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.03 stars out of 5 (20 ratings)
7700 Main Street; #400
Houston, TX

Dr. Allen Burton is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Burton is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (7 ratings)
5445 La Branch Street; Suite 100
Houston, TX

Dr. Phillip Phan practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phan is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Phan's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Justin Yanosik works as a pain doctor in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Yanosik is affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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

Dr. Lance Smith's specialties are anesthesiology, surgery, and pain medicine. Dr. Smith has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include CHI St. Luke's Health - Sugar Land Hospital and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Smith's residency was performed at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Clinical interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

Pankaj Satija MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
Average rating 4.08 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Pankaj Satija is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Satija include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. Dr. Satija has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Satija is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Back Pain, Headache, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Complex Regiona ... (Read more)

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.7 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
7505 Main Street; Suite 150
Houston, TX

Dr. Michael McCann is an interventional pain specialist. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCann honors.

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

Dr. Kimberly Henderson works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. She 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. She graduated from Howard University College of Medicine.

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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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