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Pain Medicine providers as a group are made up primarily of business entities and/or provider groups. In general, the Pain Medicine specialty is very male-centric with 81% of providers reporting as male as compared to 18% reporting as female. People living in Florida, Texas, California, New York, and Pennsylvania enjoy living in one of the 5 most popular states/territories where Pain Medicine providers practice. In all, there are 3,896 registered Pain Medicine providers in the United States with over 389 of those located in Florida alone while around 378 chose to practice in Texas. Pain Medicine providers have been assigned the 208VP0000X taxonomy code in the NPI registry, which is a Level III Area of Specialization. Click here for more information about medical specialty types.
Overall, Pain Medicine specialists practice in 53 different states/territories.
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Pain Medicine is a primary medical specialty based on a distinct body of knowledge and a well-defined scope of clinical practice that is founded on science, research and education. It is concerned with the study of pain, the prevention of pain, and the evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of persons in pain. A comprehensive evaluation incorporates the physical, psychological, cognitive and socio-cultural contributions to pain. The treatment protocol may include pharmacological, invasive, behavioral, cognitive, rehabilitative and complementary strategies provided in a concurrent focused and patient specific manner.
The pain medicine physician often serves the patient as a frontline physician regarding their pain, but also may serve as a consultant to other physicians, direct an interdisciplinary/multidisciplinary treatment team, conduct research, or advocate for the patient?s pain care with public and private agencies. The Pain Medicine physician may work in variety of setting