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About Dr. Phillip L Engen
Dr. Phillip L Engen, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Wheat Ridge, CO. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Engen is affiliated with Avista Adventist Hospital, St Anthony North Hospital and Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Engen has received 4 awards. He speaks English.
Dr. Phillip L Engen 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. Phillip L Engen has the following 4 expertise
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
Dr. Phillip L Engen has 3 board certified specialties
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Dr. Phillip L Engen is Board Certified in 3 specialties
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I have a referral to see Dr. Engen. I need a steroid injection for my back problem. First, this woman Never picks up her phone. My instructions say to wait for the specialist to call to make an appointment. I waited patiently for 8 weeks and she never called me. So yesterday I called her to get an appointment, because my pain is bad. First, this woman never picks up her phone. When I finally talked with her, she admitted that she was never going to call me. I called her on it and she got nasty and said that I would never see her doctor. If this doctor trusts this incompetent and cruel woman to run his appointments, I do not think I trust his judgement to treat me.
this Dr. came in and was walking thru when i was hospitalized for back surgery and was screaming in pain for hours with no one helping me then he came in got the nurse to give me something to get me comfortable when he didn't even know me. I have been seeing him ever since for pain management he is the most caring Dr. i have ever met and i have met alot I am a nurse and had a spinal surgery that has left me in alot of pain.
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Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.
Patients' Choice Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.
On-Time Doctor Award (2017)
Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.
Dr. Engen is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
29 Years Experience
University Of Kansas School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
University Of Kansas Medical Center
Dr. Phillip L Engen accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Aetna Whole Health Colorado Front Range
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana National POS
- PHCS PPO
Rocky Mountain Health
- Rocky Mountain Good Health and Vista HMO PPO
- Rocky Mountain Summit Group
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAdvanced Pain Therapeutics, 7809 W 38th Ave Ste 200, Wheat Ridge, CO
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