We found 74 pain specialists who accept Medicare near Englewood, NJ.

Dr. George Constantine Christolias, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. George Christolias specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Christolias's clinical interests include knee arthritis, elbow pain, and hip pain. He honors Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Christolias has received include New York Rising Stars; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; and Gamma Sigma Alpha Honor Society. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Lawrence Hospital and ColumbiaDoctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Sacroiliac ... (Read more)

Dr. Semih Gungor, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
140 East Ridgewood Avenue; Suite 175 S., Paramus Office
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Semih Gungor is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gungor include back pain, phantom limb pain, and joint pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Gungor is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Gungor trained at Hospital for Special Surgery and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center for residency. Dr. Gungor (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and French. He is affiliated with Hospital for Special Surgery.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Phantom Limb Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Pain Management, Joint ... (Read more)

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Dr. Maureen Ann Doherty, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
30 Prospect Avenue; Room 2703
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Maureen Doherty is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Doherty is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Jersey City Medical Center, Peninsula Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, and Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Duke University Hospital and Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. She accepts the following insurance: Medicaid and Medicare. Dr. Doherty has received the following distinction: Dripps Award for the Outstanding Resident. She has a closed panel.

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Dr. Jennifer Lisa Sayanlar, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
350 Engle Street
Englewood, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Sayanlar works as a physiatrist and pain specialist in Summit, NJ and Englewood, NJ. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Sayanlar's areas of expertise include the following: pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sayanlar's professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Robert Bradley Maniker, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
622 W 168th Street; New York Presbyterian Hospital Department of Anesthesiology
New York, NY
 

Dr. Robert Maniker's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in New York, NY. He is especially interested in pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Maniker attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Maniker is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Unfortunately, he is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Anis Dizdarevic, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Anis Dizdarevic is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in New York, NY. After attending Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dizdarevic completed his residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Dizdarevic include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cancer, and pain management. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dizdarevic has received the following distinction: One of America's Top Doctors. He is conversant in Croatian. He is professionally affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Dizdarevic has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Kyphoplasty, Headache, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Failed ... (Read more)

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Dr. Fani Jacqueline Thomson, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Fani Thomson is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Thomson's areas of expertise include pain management. She accepts Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. She is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Robert S Silverman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1 Valley Health Plaza
Paramus, NJ
 

Dr. Robert Silverman practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Silverman's clinical interests include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Valley Health System. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University, Dr. Silverman performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: Bergen County Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Prashant Arvindbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1608 Lemoine Avenue
Fort Lee, NJ
 

Dr. Prashant Patel's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Dr. Samyadev Datta, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
294 State Street; Suite 1
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Samyadev Datta's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Mysore Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Datta completed a residency program at Columbia University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Medicare insurance. Dr. Datta is conversant in Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
30 Prospect Avenue; Room 2703
Hackensack, NJ
 

Dr. Kalyan Kalava sees patients in Hackensack, NJ. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center. Dr. Kalava accepts Medicare insurance. He is closed to new patients at this time. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Kalava completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital.

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Dr. Leena Mathew, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. Leena Mathew's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mathew's areas of expertise include cryotherapy, cancer, and cancer pain. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She studied medicine at Tirunelveli Medical College. Her training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Rated one of New York Magazine's Best Doctors and One of America's Top Doctors. Dr. Mathew (or staff) speaks Hindi. Dr. Mathew is affiliated with ColumbiaDoctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Cryosurgery, Facial Pain, Headache, Botox Injection, Chronic Pain Management, Cancer Pain, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Amaresh Vydyanathan, MS, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY
 

Dr. Amaresh Vydyanathan's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in Bronx, NY. Dr. Vydyanathan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Sign Language, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Montefiore Medical Center - Weiler Division Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center - Wakefield Division Hospital. Dr. Vydyanathan's education and training includes medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER) and Cleveland Clinic. He honors Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and more.

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Dr. William Seth Schechter, MS, MD
Specializes in Pediatrics, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
622 W 168th Street
New York, NY
 

Dr. William Schechter is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hospice (end-of-life care) and pain management. Dr. Schechter takes Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Schechter's residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Schechter (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include ColumbiaDoctors and NewYork-Presbyterian/Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Schechter has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Palliative Care, Pain Management, Hospice

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1150 University Av.
Suite 7, NY
 

Dr. Nita Grover specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Grover is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency.

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Dr. Kenny Chantasi, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
180 Fort Washington Avenue
New York, NY
 

Dr. Kenny Chantasi is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Chantasi attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Nassau University Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include amputee rehabilitation, migraine, and ligament problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, POMCO, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: New York Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and ColumbiaDoctors. Dr. Chantasi has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Bursitis, Joint Pain, Migraine, Ligament Problems, Musculoskeletal Problems, Neuropathy, ... (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.