We found 14 pain specialists who accept Medicare near Watchung, NJ.

Dr. Eric David Freeman, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Psychiatry & Neurology, Pain Medicine
102 James Street; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Eric Freeman is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Freeman include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Freeman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Freeman trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Freeman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Shoulder Problems, Bone Problems, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Greg Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite Ll02
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. His clinical interests include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Kaufman studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Kaufman has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kaufman takes.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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
8 Kristen Court
Somerset, 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 Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite 311
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Ilana Kipnis is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Kipnis attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kipnis accepts. Dr. Kipnis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. She is professionally affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1921 Oak Tree Road; Suite 103
Edison, 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

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3840 Park Avenue
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Manoj Patharkar, who practices in Edison, NJ, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Patharkar is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid. After completing medical school at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Patharkar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Philip Ceraulo, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
102 James Street; Suite 101
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Philip Ceraulo is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Ceraulo graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ceraulo include pain management. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
459 Watchung Avenue
Watchung, NJ
 

Dr. Ajay Kumar works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. Dr. Kumar attended medical school at All India Institute of Medical Sciences. He trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kumar is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1921 Oak Tree Road
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Douglas Spiel is an interventional pain medicine specialist. Dr. Spiel is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Medicare insurance. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
40 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ
 

Dr. Rebecca Varela is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Varela is in-network for Medicare insurance. She attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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Dr. Nickhil Gupta, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
250 Stelton Road; Suite 3
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Nickhil Gupta is a Piscataway, NJ physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gupta is in-network for Medicare insurance. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
102 James Street
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Lalitha Piratla's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Edison, NJ. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Piratla is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
459 Watchung Avenue
Watchung, NJ
 

Dr. Kevin Tabije works as a physiatrist and pain doctor in Watchung, NJ. Dr. Tabije is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is in-network for Medicare insurance.

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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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