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We found 4 pain specialists who accept Gold Compass 1000 near Sewell, NJ.

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Dr. Miteswar Singh Purewal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
570 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Miteswar Purewal's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Purewal is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Purewal has an open panel.

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Dr. Rishin A Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
310 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Rishin Patel works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Patel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shailen Jalali, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
310 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. Shailen Jalali is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Jalali has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jalali's office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. John Johghyun Park, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
310 Egg Harbor Road
Sewell, NJ
 

Dr. John Park specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. Dr. Park accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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.