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 a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wasan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Wasan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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's specialties are pain medicine and neurosurgery. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Dr. Moossy obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Moossy is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Nassif attended medical school 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. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nassif honors. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with UPMC Horizon.

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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. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Bernstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. She honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For her professional training, Dr. Bernstein completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Frank Kunkel's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Kunkel obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kunkel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients rated Dr. Cortazzo highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. 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, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA and Seneca, PA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Passavant. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center and Frankford Hospital for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. The average patient rating for Dr. Hache is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Hache studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hache completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Heres performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS. His professional 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 sees patients in Homestead, PA. Her medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and bariatric medicine. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is conversant in 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 in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patient ratings for Dr. Helm average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Helm accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brancolini at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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

Dr. Richard Plowey is a pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) specialist in Wexford, PA, West Mifflin, PA, and Butler, PA. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami, Dr. Plowey attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plowey accepts.

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

Dr. Howard Gutstein is a pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine specialist. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gutstein completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Adelsheimer average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at Tufts Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Adelsheimer is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5124 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Abraham Kabazie's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kabazie honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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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