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

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

Dr. Carol Andrews is a specialist in musculoskeletal radiology, pain medicine, and diagnostic radiology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Pittsburgh, PA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Wasan attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasan honors. Dr. Wasan has received the following distinction: President, New England Pain Association. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Nassif speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Horizon. He studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nassif trained 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. Dr. Nassif honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specializes in pain medicine and neurosurgery. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Moossy average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Moossy is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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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 pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bernstein is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Frank Kunkel works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Cranberry Township, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Cranberry, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Kunkel performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Kunkel is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Passavant.

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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 Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cortazzo is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Cortazzo is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kevin King is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Seneca, PA. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and Frankford Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Passavant.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hache studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Hache's medical residency was performed 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. 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 graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Heres is rated highly by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heres takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and bariatric medicine. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC McKeesport. Dr. Sherman accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. She trained at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Russian.

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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Helm is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Helm accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Brancolini is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Brancolini attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Howard Gutstein's specialties are pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Gutstein is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Gutstein's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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

Dr. Marc Adelsheimer is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Adelsheimer at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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

Dr. Ronald Glick is a physiatrist, child & adolescent psychiatrist, and pain specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Glick 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) and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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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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