We found 4 pain specialists who accept AmeriHealth near Phoenixville, PA.

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

Dr. Miteswar Purewal is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Dr. Purewal's clinical interests include back pain and pain management. His professional affiliations include Phoenixville Hospital and Lankenau Medical Center. He graduated from Saba University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Back Pain, Pain Management

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

Dr. Shailen Jalali is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His areas of expertise include back pain and pain management. Dr. Jalali's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kennedy Health System and Lankenau Medical Center. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He completed his residency training at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson University Hospitals, and a hospital affiliated with Jefferson Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Jalali is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jalali honors United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Park's areas of expertise consist of back pain and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. He accepts United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. Unfortunately, he is not accepting new patients at this time. Dr. Park graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Park completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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 medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Patel takes United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency.

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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.