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We found 7 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Platinum near Bethlehem, PA.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2545 Schoenersville Road; Kolb Pavilion - 3rd Floor
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Bruce Nicholson's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Allentown, PA and Bethlehem, PA. Patient ratings for Dr. Nicholson average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). Dr. Nicholson welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
2775 Schoenersville Road
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Terence Duffy's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2545 Schoenersville Road; Kolb Pavilion - 3rd Floor
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Robert Wilson is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Wilson is professionally affiliated with Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN). For his professional training, Dr. Wilson completed a residency program at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson welcomes new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
421 Chew Street
Allentown, PA
 

Dr. Kshitij Patel specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. Dr. Patel graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4250 Fritch Drive
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Steven Mortazavi is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Mortazavi's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, United Healthcare POS, and more. He is a graduate of SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
451 W Chew Street; Suite 405
Allentown, PA
 

Dr. Gene Levinstein is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
1417 8th Avenue
Bethlehem, PA
 

Dr. Ilya Bragin's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to 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.