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

No Photo
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1118 West Baltimore Pike
Media, PA
 

Dr. Jeremy Simon is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Philadelphia, PA and Media, PA. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Simon is especially interested in pain management. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Riddle Hospital and Nazareth Hospital. Dr. Simon is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

No Photo
Specializes in Pain Medicine, General Internal Medicine
652 E Springfield Road
Springfield, PA
 

Dr. Merrill Mirman specializes in pain medicine and general internal medicine and practices in Springfield, PA. Dr. Mirman's areas of clinical interest consist of general care and pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Crozer-Keystone Health System. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Navigate, Coventry, and more. Dr. Mirman is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mirman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Read more

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

No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Comprehensive Pain Management Center at Crozer, One Medical Center .; Ground Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Pamela Hale sees patients in Upland, PA and Glen Mills, PA. Her medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In Dr. Hale's practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. Aetna, Aetna Bronze, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hale takes. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Hale attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Hale has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Docs" in Anesthesiology, Main Line Today. She is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Read more

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

No Photo
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 her practice, she is particularly interested in pain management. She is affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System. For her residency, Dr. Digregorio trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. She takes Coventry, Aetna HSA, and Coventry HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Digregorio has received professional recognition including the following: "Top Doctors" in Anesthesiology, Main Line Today; "Top Doctors" in Pain Medicine; and Philadelphia magazine.

Read more

Clinical interests: Spine Problems, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management

No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Comprehensive Pain Management Center at Crozer, One Medical Center .; Ground Floor
Upland, PA
 

Dr. Sherry Jose works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Clinical interests for Dr. Jose include joint pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Aetna HSA, Coventry HSA, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is conversant in Malayalam. He is professionally affiliated with Crozer-Keystone Health System.

Read more

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Additional Information

Distinctions

Foreign Language

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Years Since Graduation

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.