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We found 8 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare Gold HMO near Mars, PA.

Dr. James Albert Craig Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. James Craig's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Craig completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Craig accepts. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. James Lovett Cosgrove, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
6998 Crider Road; Suite 110
Mars, PA
 

Dr. James Cosgrove practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cosgrove is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Scott Anthony Brancolini, MPH, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
20399 Route 19; Suite 203
Cranberry Township, PA
 

Dr. Scott Brancolini is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Brancolini is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him 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.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
7000 Stonewood Drive
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Richard Plowey is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Plowey honors. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20399 Route 19; One Landmark North Suite 203
Cranberry Township, PA
 

Dr. Frank Kunkel is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Kunkel's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Dr. Sophie Sadek Hanna, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
943 Route 228
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Sophie Hanna practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine in Mars, PA. She has a 1.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hanna is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
7000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 151
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lodico's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated 1.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lodico accepts. Dr. Lodico is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Lodico is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 151
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Hibbard specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Hibbard 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.