We found 14 pain specialists who accept Bronze Compass 6500 near Wexford, PA.

Dr. James Albert Craig Jr., DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Craig is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. Dr. Craig attended medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Craig completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. James Lovett Cosgrove, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. James Cosgrove practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Cosgrove attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cosgrove accepts. He is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
9100 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Kevin King's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. King attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. King is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Judith H Esman, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Judith Esman is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Esman is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Esman is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. She is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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Dr. Edward Donahue Reidy, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Edward Reidy works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Reidy a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reidy accepts. Dr. Reidy studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Reidy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University.

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Dr. Scott Anthony Brancolini, MPH, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
20399 Route 19; Suite 203
Cranberry Township, PA
 

Dr. Scott Brancolini sees patients in Cranberry Township, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Brancolini is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brancolini trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
20399 Route 19 N.; Ofc Based Anes Sol, Inc. One Landmark N., Suite 203
Cranberry Twp, PA
 

Dr. Frank Kunkel's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Kunkel has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kunkel takes.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
7000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 151
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Richard Plowey, who practices in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and West Mifflin, PA, is a medical specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Dr. Plowey obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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Dr. Charles Inshik Yang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
2599 Wexford Bayne Road
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Charles Yang is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Yang a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Other
7000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 151
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lodico, who practices in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and West Mifflin, PA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lodico's professional affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lodico is a graduate of Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
943 Route 228
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Sophie Hanna works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Hanna is 1.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Anna Katherine Gaines, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Anna Gaines is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Saxonburg, PA, and Butler, PA. She is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Gaines honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Benedict Woo is a physiatrist and pain specialist. Dr. Woo accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 151
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Kevin Hibbard's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Hibbard is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.