We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Compass HMO near Havertown, PA.

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Dr. Miteswar Singh Purewal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
700 E Township Line Road; First Floor
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Miteswar Purewal is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His clinical interests include back pain and pain management. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Tufts Medical Center, Dr. Purewal attended medical school at Saba University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. John Johghyun Park, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
700 East Township Line Road; First Floor
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. John Park practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Park's clinical interests encompass back pain and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Park honors. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Rishin A Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
700 East Township Line Road; First Floor
Havertown, PA
 

Dr. Rishin Patel's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Patel at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Before completing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
100 Lancaster Avenue, Lankenau Medical Center, Mob East; Suite 250
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Evan Frank works as an interventional pain specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frank include back pain and pain management. Dr. Frank is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Frank is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Frank is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Frank has received the distinction of Philadelphia Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Back Pain

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What is Interventional Pain Medicine?

Interventional pain medicine is a specialty that is devoted to the management of pain through medical procedures, without the routine use of prescription medications. Usually practiced by anesthesiologists or pain medicine specialists, this subspecialty has had a marked increase in demand in recent years, as the illegal abuse of narcotic painkillers has become a nation-wide problem.

Interventional pain medicine physicians must be adept at diagnosing their patients. Until they can accurately pinpoint the source of the pain, it can be difficult to treat it effectively. In some cases, the pain has an obvious cause, such as the hurt experienced when healing after surgery or when dealing with some cancers. In other cases, there is no obvious problem causing the pain, and the pain itself is the issue. This can be the case with chronic lower back pain, migraines, neuropathies, and other disorders.

There are many treatment options that interventional pain medicine doctors might use to ease a patient’s pain, ranging from non-invasive to minimally invasive. Some of these treatments are:
  • Physical therapy
  • Epidurals
  • Nerve blocks
  • Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
  • Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
  • Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
  • Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems

Reducing pain doesn’t just help you feel better -- it allows you to become more active and increases your ability to heal. The goal of interventional pain medicine is to help people who are hurting to get back to working, playing, sleeping, and enjoying their life fully.