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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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Pittsburgh, PA. Dr. Wasan graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wasan has received professional recognition including the following: President, New England Pain Association. He is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Monroeville, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and White Oak, PA. Dr. Lateef (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC McKeesport. Dr. Lateef obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Saba University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lateef accepts.

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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. Dr. Andrews's education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with 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 practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland, Dr. Bernstein attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. On average, patients gave Dr. Bernstein a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Her hospital/clinic 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 is a pain medicine and neurosurgery specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Moossy at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Moossy speaks French. His professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Greenville, PA, and Farrell, PA. After attending Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Nassif completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He 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's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. Her professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Mercy, and UPMC Presbyterian. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave Dr. Cortazzo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric anesthesiology and pediatric pain medicine; he sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Presbyterian and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutstein obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Hache obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heres takes. Dr. Heres graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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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 conversant in Spanish. Dr. King's professional affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Zongfu Chen, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
5750 Centre Avenue; Suite 400
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Zongfu Chen sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA and Monroeville, PA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks Chinese. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is a graduate of Soochow University Medical College and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chen is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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 practices pediatric psychiatry, pain medicine, and forensic psychiatry. He attended Istanbul University, Istanbul Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Diler accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Turkish. He is professionally 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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and bariatric medicine specialist in Homestead, PA. Dr. Sherman's education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She speaks 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 specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pediatric psychiatry, and pain medicine and practices in Pittsburgh, PA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Presbyterian. Dr. Glick takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Glick attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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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 physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. His professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. Dr. Helm graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Helm is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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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.