We found 6 pain specialists who accept Coventry Gold near Butler, PA.

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Dr. James Albert Craig Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
127 Oneida Valley Road; Suite 302
Butler, PA
 

Dr. James Craig works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Craig trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craig takes. Dr. Craig is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
911 E. Brady Street; 3rd Floor
Butler, 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. Benedict C Woo, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
127 Oneida Valley Road; Suite 302
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Benedict Woo sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Woo attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Woo is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Anna Katherine Gaines, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
142 Clearview Circle
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Anna Gaines is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Saxonburg, PA. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. Dr. Gaines is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Gaines obtained her medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
911 E. Brady Street; 3rd Floor
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lodico is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Lodico's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lodico honors. He is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
325 New Castle Road
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Margaret Moon works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. Dr. Moon is professionally affiliated with VA Butler Healthcare. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more.

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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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