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About Dr. Michael A Ashburn MD
Dr. Michael A Ashburn, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Philadelphia, PA, with other offices in Philadelphia, PA and Philadelphia, PA . He has 34 years of experience. His specialties include Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael A Ashburn has 3 locations
1840 South St Ste 2
Philadelphia, PA 19146
1840 South St Ste 2
Philadelphia, PA 19146
3400 Spruce St Ste 680
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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Dr. Michael A Ashburn has the following 3 specialties
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Hospice care & Palliative medicine specialists focus their practice on pain management, symptom relief and qualify-of-life treatments to relieve the suffering of terminally ill patients. These doctors have specialized expertise in the treatment of patients with serious illnesses, advanced diseases and conditions resulting from catastrophic injury. Though often they work within hospice settings, they prevent and alleviate suffering appropriate at any age and stage of disease and can work alongside practitioners providing curative treatments.
Hospice care & Palliative medicine focuses on depression, pain, fatigue, constipation, nausea, shortness of breath, loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping, among other conditions. They also alleviate psychosocial distress and other stressors that accompany terminal illnesses. They are skilled in guiding families through legal and ethical decision-making in end-of-life care and can address spiritual issues at these times. By coordinating care across settings by improving communication among providers, they improve access to information for families so that they understand the patient's condition and treatment options.
- Pain Medicine
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.
Dr. Michael A Ashburn has the following 13 expertise
- Facial Pain
- Cancer Pain
- Palliative Care
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
- Chronic Pain
- Acute Pain
- Neck Pain
- Abdominal Pain
- Nerve Block
- Headache Disorders
- Postoperative Pain
- Spinal Fractures
Dr. Michael A Ashburn is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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no giving the correct meds
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael A Ashburn - Posted on October 10th, 2016
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Terrible Doctor, shouldn't see patients
Self-verified patient of Dr. Michael A Ashburn - Posted on August 22nd, 2016
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34 Years Experience
University Of Alabama School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984
University Of South Alabama Health System
Dr. Michael A Ashburn Accepts the Following Insurance
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Select
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
- Capital BC PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry DE PPO
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
Geisinger Health Plan
- Geisinger Health Plan
- IBC Keystone HMO POS
- IBC Personal Choice PPO
- Multiplan PPO
- QualCare HMO
- QualCare PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
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