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We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Aetna Leap Diabetes near Philadelphia, PA.

Dr. Miteswar Singh Purewal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Mob East, Suite 250
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. Miteswar Purewal is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Purewal include back pain and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Purewal graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Purewal is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. John Johghyun Park, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
100 East Lancaster Avenue; Lankenau Medical Center, Suite B11
Wynnewood, PA
 

Dr. John Park is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. Before completing his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals, Dr. Park attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in back pain and pain management. Dr. Park honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Rishin A Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3400 Spruce Street; 1 Maloney
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Rishin Patel works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Patel is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Shannin Dion Lewis, DO
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1324 W Clearfield Street
Philadelphia, PA
 

Dr. Shannin Lewis is a specialist in interventional pain medicine. She is in-network for Aetna, Aetna Bronze, Aetna HSA, and more. Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with The Memorial Hospital of Salem County.

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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.