We found 4 interventional pain specialists who accept Aetna Aexcel Plus near Phoenixville, PA.

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Dr. Shailen Jalali, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
420 Linfield - Trappe Road; Suite 3100
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Shailen Jalali's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Jalali average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of back pain and pain management. His professional affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jalali's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. John Johghyun Park, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
420 Linfield - Trappe Road; Suite 3100
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. John Park is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. These areas are among Dr. Park's clinical interests: back pain and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Park is in-network for United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is closed to new patients at this time.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Miteswar Singh Purewal, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
420 Linfield - Trappe Road; Suite 3100
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Miteswar Purewal's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Purewal is especially interested in back pain and pain management. United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purewal honors. After attending Saba University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Phoenixville Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Purewal is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Rishin A Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
420 Linfield - Trappe Road; Suite 3100
Phoenixville, PA
 

Dr. Rishin Patel is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.
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