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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pain management, hip injury, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Freeman is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Freeman takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Kaufman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Hackensack University Medical Center and Overlook Medical Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Kaufman attended medical school at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a physiatrist and pain specialist in Summit, NJ and Englewood, NJ. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Sayanlar's areas of expertise include the following: pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sayanlar's professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Patel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and more. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center for residency. 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 sees patients in Summit, NJ. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is in-network for Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Kipnis (or staff) speaks the following 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 is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Liu graduated from Hebei Medical University and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more.

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Fallon Community Health Plan (FCHP), Aetna, and Medicaid. He studied medicine at Samarkand State Medical Institute. Dr. Margulian's medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Margulian (or staff) speaks Armenian, Russian, and Ukrainian. Dr. Margulian welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Manoj Patharkar's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Patharkar's practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. He is affiliated with JFK Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and Medicaid, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Ceraulo focuses on pain management. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ceraulo honors. Dr. Ceraulo is a graduate of New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway.

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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's specialty is interventional pain medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Spiel honors Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Rebecca Varela's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; she sees patients in Princeton, NJ and Watchung, NJ. Patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Medicare insurance. Dr. Varela graduated from UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Varela completed a residency program at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital. She is affiliated with Princeton HealthCare System.

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

Dr. Ajay Kumar specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Medicaid and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kumar attended All India Institute of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency.

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

Dr. Lalitha Piratla's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Piratla is professionally affiliated with JFK Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Nickhil Gupta is a physiatrist and pain specialist in Piscataway, NJ. Dr. Gupta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Gupta highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors 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.