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We found 31 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 a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Wasan is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He has received the following distinction: President, New England Pain Association. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wasan's office for an appointment.

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Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Pain Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
200 Lothrop Street; Radiology Department
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Carol Andrews sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Her medical specialties are musculoskeletal radiology, pain medicine, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Andrews is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She studied medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Andrews trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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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 is a pain doctor and neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh, PA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Dr. Moossy is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Moossy's residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He speaks French.

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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 sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Greenville, PA, and Farrell, PA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Nassif is professionally affiliated with UPMC Horizon. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Nassif attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic.

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Dr. Cheryl Denise 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 is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Bernstein is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Cortazzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Howard Gutstein is a pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutstein takes. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gutstein is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. John Joseph 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. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hache has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hache is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Heres takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Heres's medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kevin King's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Seneca, PA. Dr. King's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
3811 O'hara Street; Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rasim Diler's areas of specialization are pediatric psychiatry, pain medicine, and forensic psychiatry. After completing medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Diler performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Turkish. He is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian.

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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 is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Brancolini is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Bariatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
330 E 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA
 

Dr. Vera Sherman is a physiatrist, pain doctor, and bariatric medicine specialist. Dr. Sherman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is conversant in Russian. She is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
3811 O'hara Street; Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Glick works as a physiatrist, pediatric psychiatrist, and pain specialist. Dr. Glick's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Presbyterian. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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 is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients rated Dr. Helm highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. 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).

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

Dr. Richard Plowey is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plowey honors. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency 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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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.