About Us:
Insurance:         We accept all insurances

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Pain is a very complex issue, one that we at North Pittsburgh Pain Physicians (np3) address in a
multidisciplinary fashion. The Medical Staff at np3 is current on all the latest modalities in pain control and will individually design and coordinate a pain treatment plan for each patient. 

Our commitment is to offer the highest quality of care for the treatment of painful conditions.

Our goals:
• Diagnose the cause of pain
• Offer the latest in interventional pain management
• Coordinate a multidisciplinary approach when indicated
• Provide cost effective care
• Promote & educate on healthy lifestyle & preventative care
• Manage patients pain to return them to the most productive lifestyle possible

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What to expect during your first visit:
During your initial visit you will be seen by our staff who will ask you about your medical history and your symptoms. A focused neurological examination will then be made by your doctor.

While many patients want to discuss in great detail the exact event which may have caused their injury, the most important information your health care team needs involves your symptoms (such as where you have pain, weakness, numbness, etc.) and what limitations these symptoms place on your every day activities. Please take the time to write down this information.

After reviewing your medical history and diagnostic tests, you will be presented with a number of treatment options. We will inform you of the risks and benefits of each option and will assist you in making the final decision concerning which option is best for you.

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If you have an emergency after normal office hours, you will be directed to go to the nearest hospital emergency room where you will be evaluated by the emergency room physician. They will be in direct contact with your doctor or the on-call doctor from our office.

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The Patient's Role (Understanding your responsibilities):
You are the only one who can decide which treatment is best for you. It is important that you recognize that you have a responsibility to participate in, and take ownership of, any decisions involving your health care. You will be asked to make the final decision about what is best for you, so ask questions about anything you do not understand.

Your family and close friends are an important part of the collaborative process. We encourage you to include them in any education sessions we provide concerning your condition. If you choose to have surgery, we will make every effort to keep family members informed of your progress and to involve them in your recovery process.

Deciding which treatment option is best for you involves weighing the risks and benefits associated with each option. If you eventually choose to have surgery, your physical condition and your mental attitude will determine your body's ability to heal. You must approach your surgery with confidence, a positive mental attitude and a thorough understanding of the anticipated outcome. You should have realistic goals and be willing to work steadily to achieve those goals.
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