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

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

Dr. James Cosgrove is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Cosgrove's medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cosgrove is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. Frank Kunkel works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Cranberry Township, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and Cranberry, PA. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Kunkel performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). The average patient rating for Dr. Kunkel is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. James Craig, who practices in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. Dr. Craig honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Craig completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University.

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

Dr. Kevin King is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Pittsburgh, PA and Seneca, PA. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and Frankford Hospital. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. King speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC Shadyside and UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. Judith Esman's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Esman's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. She is affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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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 practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Brancolini is 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. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Brancolini attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine.

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

Dr. Richard Plowey practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) in Wexford, PA, West Mifflin, PA, and Butler, PA. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. Dr. Plowey accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Yang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Yang average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Yang honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Benedict C Woo, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9104 Babcock Boulevard; Suite 2120
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Dr. Benedict Woo works as a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Pittsburgh, PA, Butler, PA, and Mars, PA. Dr. Woo is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is professionally 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. Woo accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Woo attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Woo speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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

Dr. Anna Gaines' medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Gaines's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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

Dr. Mark Lodico's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 1.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lodico honors. Dr. Lodico graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport.

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

Dr. Sophie Hanna sees patients in Mars, PA. Her medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Hanna's patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
2102 Sturbridge Court
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Sudhakar Mannam's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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

Dr. Kevin Hibbard's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and 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.
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