We found 4 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare PPO 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is especially interested in back pain, neck pain, and bursitis. Dr. Doctor is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Doctor 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Benoy Benny is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Benny include back pain, neck pain, and pain management. Dr. Benny is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences. Dr. Benny is rated highly by his patients. He 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Benny has an open panel.

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

Dr. Michelle Nguyen Dang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Dang works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dang include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and epidural steroid injection. Dr. Dang has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Dang is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Neck Problems, Epidural Steroid Injection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Pankaj Satija is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. Dr. Satija is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Satija is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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