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FAQs

What is a pain management physician?

A board-certified pain management specialist is a physician who has completed four years of medical school, residency, a fellowship in pain management, and is board-certified by the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians. These pain specialists have an extensive knowledge of the nerves, muscles, bone, and brain and have advanced training and expert knowledge in evaluating, diagnosing, and treating all different types of pain. They are also experts in pain medication. Their purpose is to identify and treat the pain affecting a patient’s movement, sleep, or quality of life due to an injury, nerve damage, metabolic problem, surgical procedure, cancer, and other health conditions.

What is minimally invasive surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is a surgical procedure using very thin-needles to create tiny incisions with an endoscope as a visually guide, instead of making one large incision opening. This type of surgery can reduce surgical pain and trauma to the body and cause less scarring and tissue damage. Patients also often have quicker recovery times.

How long has Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians been treating patients and how many procedures has the practice performed?

Since 1995, the medical staff at Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians has treated thousands of patients with acute and chronic pain related disorders and has performed more than 143,000 surgical and non-surgical procedures. The attending physician is quadruple board certified (American Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians) and all nurse practitioners are board certified.

Which health insurance plans does Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians you accept?

Mid Atlantic Spine and Pain Physicians participates with numerous insurance companies and our list is ever expanding. Below is a list of the health insurance plans we currently accept. Contact the billing department directly at 302-369-1700 option 6 with any questions or send an email.

Aetna (HMO/PPO)
Americhoice
Amerigroup (Maryland office only)
Amerihealth (HMO/PPO)
Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware
Bluechoice
Bravo Health
Carefirst
Carelink
Cigna (HMO/PPO/OA)
Coventry
Coventry Maryland Select
Department of Labor
Health Options
Independence Blue Cross
IWIF
Keystone
MAMSI (Optimum Choice, MDIPA, MAMSI Life & Health)
Maryland Physicians Care
Medicaid (Delaware/Maryland)
Medicare (Delaware/Maryland/Railroad)
Riverside/University of Maryland Health Plan
UHC Community Plan (Delaware/Maryland)
Unison
Worker’s Compensation

What should I bring to my new patient appointment?

Prior to your scheduled appointment, you will receive a new patient information packet in the mail. Please complete the paperwork and bring the packet to your first appointment or you may fax it to 302-372-8021. Additionally, please bring a photo I.D., your health insurance card, any diagnostic test results, and Workers’ Compensation if applicable. 

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