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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 works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Edison, NJ, Union, NJ, and Morristown, NJ. His clinical interests include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave Dr. Freeman a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Freeman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Jennifer Lisa Sayanlar, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Sayanlar works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Summit, NJ and Englewood, NJ. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. In Dr. Sayanlar's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Sayanlar 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. Andrew Greg Kaufman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
33 Overlook Road; Suite Ll02
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Andrew Kaufman, who practices in Newark, NJ and Summit, NJ, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kaufman takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Kaufman completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Prashant Arvindbhai Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8 Kristen Court
Somerset, NJ
 

Dr. Prashant Patel is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Patel takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is professionally 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' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She practices in Summit, NJ. Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kipnis accepts. She is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Kipnis (or staff) speaks 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's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Hebei Medical University. Dr. Liu is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2177 Oak Tree Road; Suite 209
Edison, NJ
 

Dr. Sergei Margulian is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid. He graduated from Samarkand State Medical Institute. Dr. Margulian's training includes a residency program at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Margulian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian, Russian, and Ukrainian. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Philip Ceraulo practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is especially interested in pain management. He is affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. Dr. Ceraulo is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ceraulo accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Manoj Patharkar is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Edison, NJ. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patharkar include pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Patharkar is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid. Dr. Patharkar graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Douglas Spiel specializes in interventional pain medicine and practices in Edison, NJ. Patient reviews placed Dr. Spiel at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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 specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Varela is 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Varela is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Ajay Kumar's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Watchung, NJ. Dr. Kumar's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. He attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
250 Stelton Road; Suite 3
Piscataway, NJ
 

Dr. Nickhil Gupta is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Gupta has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Medicare insurance. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi.

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

Dr. Lalitha Piratla is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is in-network for Medicare insurance. She is affiliated with JFK 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.