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We found 35 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 a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Wasan is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wasan has received professional recognition including the following: President, New England Pain Association. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. M. Lateef's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Monroeville, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and White Oak, PA. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Lateef attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Saba University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Lateef (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Lateef is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport.

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

Dr. Carol Andrews' areas of specialization are musculoskeletal radiology, pain medicine, and diagnostic radiology. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Andrews graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Her professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Hamot.

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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's specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Bernstein performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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 works as a pain specialist and neurosurgeon. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Dr. Moossy accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Moossy is conversant in French.

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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 sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Greenville, PA, and Farrell, PA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. After completing medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Nassif performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Nassif is professionally affiliated with UPMC Horizon.

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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 is a rehabilitation physician and pain doctor in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Cortazzo is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. She studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortazzo accepts.

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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 specializes in pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine. Dr. Gutstein is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patients rated Dr. Hache highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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 an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. He is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Heres obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Heres honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS.

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

Dr. Kevin King specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. King takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. King is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a pediatric psychiatrist, pain specialist, and forensic psychiatrist. Dr. Diler is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is conversant in Turkish. Dr. Diler is affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian.

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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 specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and bariatric medicine. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Sherman completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). In addition to English, she speaks Russian. Dr. Sherman is affiliated with UPMC McKeesport.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine
Va Pittsburgh Healthcare System, University Drive Division; University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Adeel Haq works as an emergency medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Beaver, PA. He is professionally affiliated with VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Haq studied medicine at Saba University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Ronald Glick works as a rehabilitation physician, pediatric psychiatrist, and pain doctor. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Glick attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Glick's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Helm studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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.