We found 5 pain specialists who accept Coventry Bronze $15 Copay OAHMO near Altoona, PA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
620 Howard Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. John Johnson works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Johnson honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1402 9th Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Paul Resnik is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Altoona, PA and Hollidaysburg, PA. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Resnik's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Resnik honors. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Clinical interests: Musculoskeletal Surgery

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
514 E. Pleasant Valley Boulevard; Suite 3
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Ciceron Opida is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Opida is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Opida graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1402 9th Avenue
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Michael Drass is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Drass takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, he performed his residency at York Hospital.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3109 Fairway Drive
Altoona, PA
 

Dr. Thomas Ranieri specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ranieri is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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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.