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

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

Dr. Andrew Kaufman practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Newark, NJ and Summit, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kaufman include pain management. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kaufman at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kaufman is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Hackensack University Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Eric Freeman's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Freeman is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Freeman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Freeman attended New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Sayanlar's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She practices in Summit, NJ. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Sayanlar's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. She attended UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency.

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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 sees patients in Florham Park, NJ, Fort Lee, NJ, and Somerset, NJ. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite 311
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Ilana Kipnis specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Summit, NJ. Dr. Kipnis is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid. Dr. Kipnis (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 honors. Dr. Liu obtained his medical school training at Hebei Medical University and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He 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 is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Edison, NJ. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Patharkar is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He attended American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patharkar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Douglas Spiel is a physician who specializes in interventional pain medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Spiel graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Philip Ceraulo is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Ceraulo is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Ajay Kumar's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. After attending All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Kumar completed his residency training at Temple University Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance.

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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 physiatrist and pain specialist in Piscataway, NJ. Patient ratings for Dr. Gupta average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Gupta is a graduate of 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
40 Stirling Road
Watchung, NJ
 

Dr. Rebecca Varela is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Varela average 2.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System. Dr. Varela takes Medicare insurance. Dr. Varela attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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

Dr. Lalitha Piratla is an Edison, NJ physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is an in-network provider for 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 is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. Dr. Tabije studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider 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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