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Lance Patak MBA, M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Jason Gene Attaman DO
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine, Physiatry (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)
2.79 Average rating 2.79 stars out of 5 (13 ratings)
Address: 1135 116th Avenue, Bellevue, WA
Clinical Interests: rotator cuff injury, celiac plexus block, preventive care ... (Read more)
Dermot Richard Fitzgibbon
Specializes in General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3 Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 1959 Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Clinical Interests: cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancer ... (Read more)
Nicholas J. Kassebaum MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Clinical Interests: regional anesthesia
Dr. Shilpa Thakkar Verma M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Primary Care, Pain Medicine
Address: 1959 Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Clinical Interests: emergency care, intensive care
Dr. Iskra Ivanova Ivanova M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Corrie Anderson
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Dr. Lizabeth Dane Martin MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Hyun Joong Hong MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology
3.01 Average rating 3.01 stars out of 5 (31 ratings)
Address: 1900 116th Av, Seattle, WA 98004
Clinical Interests: pain management
Dr. Vanessa J. Loland M.D.
Specializes in General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 1959 Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Michele Curatolo MD
Specializes in General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2.25 Average rating 2.25 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
Address: 1959 Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Clinical Interests: pain management
Jiang Wu MD
Specializes in General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 1959 Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195
Sally E. Rampersad
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Clinical Interests: pain management
Daniel Rubens
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, General Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Clinical Interests: sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)
Praveen Kumar Mambalam M.D.
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2.46 Average rating 2.46 stars out of 5 (14 ratings)
Address: 1900 116th Av, Seattle, WA 98004
Clinical Interests: pain management
David Evan Liston MPH, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Address: 4800 Sand Point Wy, Seattle, WA 98105
Clinical Interests: regional anesthesia, global health, medical education
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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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