We found 8 pain specialists who accept United Healthcare near Livingston, NJ.

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Dr. Matthew Ivan Lipp, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 South Orange Avenue; Suite 230
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Matthew Lipp sees patients in Chatham, NJ, Sparta, NJ, and Livingston, NJ. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lipp's areas of clinical interest consist of back pain, neck pain, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Morristown Medical Center, Saint Barnabas Medical Center, and Overlook Medical Center. Dr. Lipp studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Fortis, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lipp has received professional recognition including the following: Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Neck Pain, Rotator Cuff Problems, Sports Injuries, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. Chi-Shin Jason Chiu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
94 Old Short Hills Road; Saint Barnabas Medical Center - Department of Anesthesiology
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Chi-Shin Chiu is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. His education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Chiu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Medication Management, Ultrasound, Cancer Pain, Radiofrequency Ablation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Lisa Sayanlar, DO
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
11 Overlook Road; Suite B110
Summit, NJ
 

Dr. Jennifer Sayanlar is a Summit, NJ physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In her practice, Dr. Sayanlar focuses on pain management, spine problems, and neck problems. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Sayanlar accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sayanlar completed her residency training at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Atlantic Medical Group and Overlook Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Back Problems, Neck Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Management

Dr. Kaliq Trimble Chang, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
475 Prospect Avenue; Suite 110
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Kaliq Chang is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He works in West Orange, NJ and Edison, NJ. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry. Dr. Chang is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

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Dr. Prashant A Patel, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
83 Hanover Road; Suite 190
Florham Park, NJ
 

Dr. Prashant Patel is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Patel attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield.

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Dr. Hang Rae Pak, MD, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 S Orange Avenue; Suite 201
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. Hang Pak's medical specialty is anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Pak is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Pak accepts AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pak obtained Dr. Pak's medical school training at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and performed Dr. Pak's residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston.

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Dr. David G Conyack, MD, DO
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 S Orange Avenue; Suite 201
Livingston, NJ
 

Dr. David Conyack is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Conyack has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Conyack takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
475 Prospect Avenue; Suite 110
West Orange, NJ
 

Dr. Kaixuan Liu is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. He is affiliated with Saint Barnabas Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Empire BlueCross BlueShield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Liu studied medicine at Hebei Medical University. Dr. Liu trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for his residency.

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Clinical interests: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

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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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