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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Aetna near Upland, PA.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1118 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Simon's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Philadelphia, PA and Media, PA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Simon has a special interest in pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Riddle Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Simon has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, General Internal Medicine
652 E Springfield Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Merrill Mirman practices pain medicine and general internal medicine in Springfield, PA. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirman include general care and pain management. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, and Coventry. Dr. Mirman attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Mirman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Audiometry Test, Osteopathic Manipulation, Ophthalmoscopy, Injections, Pain Management, General Care

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Comprehensive Pain Management Center at Crozer, One Medical Center .; Ground Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Hale practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Hale is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Hale attended Temple University School of Medicine. She takes Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Anesthesiology, Main Line Today.

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Clinical interests: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spine Problems, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Comprehensive Pain Management Center at Crozer, One Medical Center .; Ground Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Catherine Digregorio practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Upland, PA and Glen Mills, PA. In Dr. Digregorio's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. She accepts Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She has received distinctions including "Top Doctors" in Anesthesiology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Pain Medicine; and Philadelphia magazine.

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Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Comprehensive Pain Management Center at Crozer, One Medical Center .; Ground Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sherry Jose is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in Upland, PA and Glen Mills, PA. His areas of expertise include joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jose attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He speaks Malayalam. Dr. Jose is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Headache, Hip Pain, Medication Management, Neck Pain, Bursitis, Complex Regional Pain ... (Read 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.