We found 29 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare POS near Allentown, PA.

Dr. Ajay Darsh Wasan, MS, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1350 Locust Street; Building C, Suite 411, Upmc Mercy Professional Building (upmc Mercy)
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ajay Wasan is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Wasan's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Megan Helen Cortazzo, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
4th Floor, Upmc Mercy South Side Outpatient Center; 2000 Mary Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Megan Cortazzo is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She works in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Cortazzo's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Cortazzo attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortazzo honors.

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Dr. Cheryl D Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
1350 Locust Street; Building C, Suite 411, Upmc Mercy Professional Building (upmc Mercy)
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Bernstein practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Pittsburgh, PA. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Bernstein performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Patient ratings for Dr. Bernstein average 4.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bernstein takes.

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Dr. Edward Kenny Heres, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
5750 Centre Avenue; Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Edward Heres sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Heres takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center.

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Dr. Ahdy Amin Nassif, PhD, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3550 Terrace Street; A-1305 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ahdy Nassif is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nassif's medical residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), and a hospital affiliated with Cairo University. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Nassif is affiliated with UPMC Horizon.

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Dr. Benedict C Woo, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Benedict Woo practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. Dr. Woo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Woo attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Woo's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. John J Hache, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3459 Fifth Avenue; Suite Ne 551
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Hache's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Hache accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hache attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Dr. John J Moossy, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurosurgery, Other
200 Lothrop Street; Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Moossy sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are pain medicine and neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Dr. Moossy's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lodico's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Wexford, PA, West Mifflin, PA, and Butler, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lodico average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Lodico is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport.

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Dr. Eric Robert Helm, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
4th Floor, Upmc Mercy South Side Outpatient Center; 2000 Mary Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Eric Helm's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Helm is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Scott Anthony Brancolini, MPH, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 Delafield Road; Suite 2070
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Scott Brancolini sees patients in Cranberry Township, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Brancolini's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Brancolini is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
575 Lincoln Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Richard Plowey works as a pain doctor and neurologist in Wexford, PA, West Mifflin, PA, and Butler, PA. Dr. Plowey accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Howard Bruce Gutstein, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Gutstein is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Pittsburgh, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutstein accepts. Dr. Gutstein's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Trent David Emerick, MD, MBA
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1400 Locust Street; Suite 3206
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Trent Emerick practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Pittsburgh, PA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emerick takes. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Emerick attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 612, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Paul Lieber is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He works in Pittsburgh, PA and Harmar, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lieber is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lieber honors. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Lieber completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Adeel Haq is a specialist in pain medicine and emergency medicine. He is affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). He studied medicine at Saba University School of Medicine. Dr. Haq accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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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