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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 practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Craig is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Craig honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physiatrist and pain doctor in Pittsburgh, PA, Mars, PA, and Slippery Rock, PA. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Cosgrove completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Esman honors. She attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. Dr. Esman is professionally affiliated with UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. Kevin King specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with UPMC Shadyside, UPMC Northwest, and UPMC Passavant. Dr. King takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. King is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Cranberry Township, PA and Pittsburgh, PA. The average patient rating for Dr. Brancolini is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. Dr. Brancolini's education and training includes medical school at Penn State College of Medicine and residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Brancolini is affiliated with UPMC East, UPMC Shadyside, and UPMC Mercy.

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

Dr. Edward Reidy is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Reidy attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Reidy's professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant.

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

Dr. Richard Plowey is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Plowey completed his residency training 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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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kunkel accepts United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is affiliated with Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Dr. Yang graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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Dr. Sophie Sadek Hanna, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
943 Route 228
Mars, PA
 

Dr. Sophie Hanna is a rehabilitation physician and pain specialist in Mars, PA. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hanna accepts.

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

Dr. Anna Gaines' areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; she sees patients in Pittsburgh, PA, Saxonburg, PA, and Butler, PA. Her professional affiliations include UPMC St. Margaret and UPMC Passavant. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Gaines is in-network 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, Other
7000 Stonewood Drive; Suite 151
Wexford, PA
 

Dr. Mark Lodico's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Wexford, PA, Pittsburgh, PA, and West Mifflin, PA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lodico's hospital/clinic affiliations include UPMC East, UPMC Hamot, and UPMC McKeesport. He takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. He graduated from Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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

Dr. Benedict Woo is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Woo honors.

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

Dr. Kevin Hibbard is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Wexford, PA. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as 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.