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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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Craig performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is 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 rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. Patients rated Dr. Reidy highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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

Dr. Richard Plowey works as a pain specialist and neurologist in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and West Mifflin, PA. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Plowey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami for his residency. He is 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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Gaines attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and West Mifflin, PA. Dr. Lodico's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Margaret Moon is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Moon studied medicine at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with VA Butler Healthcare.

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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.