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We found 34 pain specialists who accept Silver Navigate Plus 1600 near Homestead, PA.

Dr. Ajay Darsh Wasan, MS, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
5750 Centre Avenue; #260
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ajay Wasan is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wasan takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: President, New England Pain Association. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Wasan's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Musculoskeletal Radiology, Pain Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
200 Lothrop Street; Radiology Department
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Carol Andrews' specialties are musculoskeletal radiology, pain medicine, and diagnostic radiology. She practices in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Andrews is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot. She graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
521 E. Bruceton Road
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. M. Lateef works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. He is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lateef attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Saba University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Lateef (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Dr. Ahdy Amin Nassif, PhD, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3550 Terrace Street; A-1305 Scaife Hall
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ahdy Nassif is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Greenville, PA, and Farrell, PA. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Nassif attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Nassif is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with UPMC Horizon.

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Dr. John J Moossy, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurosurgery, Other
200 Lothrop Street; Puh Suite B-400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Moossy sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are pain medicine and neurosurgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moossy honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center for his residency. He is conversant in French. Dr. Moossy is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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Dr. Howard Bruce Gutstein, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Pain Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Howard Gutstein is a Pittsburgh, PA physician who specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutstein attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

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Dr. Cheryl Denise Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
5750 Centre Avenue; Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Cheryl Bernstein is a pain specialist and neurologist. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Bernstein is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For her residency, Dr. Bernstein trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Bernstein is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Dr. Megan Helen Cortazzo, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
3471 5th Avenue; Suite 1103
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Megan Cortazzo practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Cortazzo is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cortazzo honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
200 Lothrop Street; Department of Anesthesiology
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kevin King is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. King takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Pediatric Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry
3811 O'hara Street; Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Rasim Diler sees patients in New Castle, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are pediatric psychiatry, pain medicine, and forensic psychiatry. Dr. Diler's education and training includes medical school at Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Turkish. Dr. Diler is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. John Joseph Hache, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3459 Fifth Avenue; Suite Ne 551
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. John Hache is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Hache studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hache is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Edward Kenny Heres, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
5750 Centre Avenue; Suite 260
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Edward Heres is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heres honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Dr. Heres is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Bariatric Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Internal Medicine
330 East 8th Avenue
Homestead, PA
 

Dr. Vera Sherman is a rehabilitation physician, pain doctor, and bariatric medicine specialist. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherman honors. Her education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is conversant in Russian. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC McKeesport.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pediatric Psychiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
3811 O'hara Street; Department of Psychiatry
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Ronald Glick sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pediatric psychiatry, and pain medicine. Dr. Glick honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Presbyterian.

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Dr. Eric Robert Helm, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3471 5th Avenue; Pm&r Department Room 201
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Eric Helm is a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Helm has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Helm is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Other
5200 Centre Avenue; Suite 612, Shadyside Medical Building
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Marc Adelsheimer works as a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Adelsheimer accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside.

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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.