- 2050 Abbey Rd, Charlottesville, VA
- 4.2 average rating
- 3 specialties
- 1 affiliated hospital
- 9 insurance providers
- 6 awards
- 3 schools
- 24 minutes avg wait time
- 3 are board certified
- 3 are rated 4 stars and above
- 3 are rated on Vitals.com
- 3 are male
- 3 specialties
- 9 health insurance companies
- 4.2 average overall rating
6 affiliated awards
- United Healthcare
- Coventry Health Care
- Optima Health
Doctors in Charlottesville Pain Mgmt. Center
- Dr. Scott Chirichetti DO Pain Management, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Charlottesville, VA
- Dr. Christopher Lander MD Pain Management, Anesthesiology Charlottesville, VA
- Dr. Rasheed Siddiqui MD Pain Management, Anesthesiology Charlottesville, VA
A pain management specialist is a physician with advanced knowledge and training in diagnosing and treating pain. These doctors do not come from one particular discipline, but rather use their respective backgrounds to contribute a varied approach to the field of pain management.
These specialists use their different skills and training in pain management to treat pain stemming from different causes - whether it's neuropathic pain or headache, or the result of injury, a surgical procedure, cancer or another illness.
Pain management specialists are primarily trained as anesthesiologists, physiatrists, interventional radiologists, neurologists, osteopaths, or primary care physicians.
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
A physiatrist is a doctor who specializes in the rehabilitation and physiological treatment of patients with an illness or injury that affects movement.
These specialists have extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain. Physiatrists are also experts in pain medication.
Some common conditions that physiatrists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, neurological and spinal disorders and injuries, chronic pain disorders, like fibromyalgia, and musculoskeletal issues, like broken bones and torn muscles.
These physicians also often coordinate a team of other specialists in order to maximize the patient's recovery, such as occupational therapists, speech therapists, neurologists, orthopedists, and counselors.
Charlottesville Pain Mgmt. Center is affiliated with the following hospital
- Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital Charlottesville, VA 22911
Affiliated doctors have gone to the following schools
- University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences
- Virginia Commonwealth University School Of Medicine
- Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine Erie
Nearby Group Practices
Charlottesville Pain Mgmt. Center is similar to the following 3 Group Pracices near Charlottesville, VA.
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Information About Group Practices
What is a Group Practice?
According to The Medical Group Management Association, a group practice is any relationship between three or more physicians who share facilities, expenses, profits and other resources like support staff and equipment. Group practices tend to fall into two categories: those that organize around a particular medical specialty and those that encompass several specialties like East Boston Neighborhood Health that specializes in internal medicine