We found 8 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare near Livingston, NJ.

Dr. Matthew Ivan Lipp, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 230
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Lipp's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in Chatham, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lipp's clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. He takes Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Lipp has received the following distinction: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lipp speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Rotator Cuff Problems, Sports Injuries, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. Jennifer Lisa Sayanlar, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Sayanlar is a physiatrist and pain doctor in Summit, NJ. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. Dr. Sayanlar has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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

Dr. Prashant Arvindbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Prashant Patel practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Florham Park, NJ, Fort Lee, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
475 Prospect Avenue; Suite 110
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Kaixuan Liu specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in West Orange, NJ, Edison, NJ, and Union, NJ. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu takes. After completing medical school at Hebei Medical University, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Dr. Chi-Shin Jason Chiu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
94 Old Short Hills Road; Saint Barnabas Medical Center - Department of Anesthesiology
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Chi-Shin Chiu's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Newark, NJ, Lake Hopatcong, NJ, and Florham Park, NJ. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chiu attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Medication Management, Ultrasound, Cancer Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hang Rae Pak, MD, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 S Orange Avenue; Suite 201
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Hang Pak is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Pak is in-network for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Before performing Dr. Pak's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Pak attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Pak is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Dr. Kaliq Trimble Chang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
475 Prospect Avenue; Suite 110
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Kaliq Chang is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in West Orange, NJ and Edison, NJ. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Dr. David G Conyack, MD, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 S Orange Avenue; Suite 201
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. David Conyack is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Conyack's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Conyack attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Conyack is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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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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