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

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

Dr. James Craig practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Craig is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Craig honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Edward Donahue Reidy, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
127 Oneida Valley Road; Suite 302
Butler, PA
 

Dr. Edward Reidy is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Reidy attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Reidy's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and 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 physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Plowey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Anna Gaines' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Saxonburg, PA, and Butler, PA. Her professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Gaines is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Mark Lodico's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and West Mifflin, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lodico's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Margaret Moon practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Moon is affiliated with VA Butler Healthcare. She accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic 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.