Dr. Bradley W. Wargo, DO

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Specializes in Pain Medicine • Male • Age 44

1111 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
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Hospital Quality

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Mary Greeley Medical Center
1111 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA 50010
Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center
3 South 4th Avenue
Marshalltown, IA 50158

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Mcfarland Clinic
MGMC Pain Medicine
1111 Duff Ave
Ames, IA 50010
McFarland Clinic PC
Marshalltown Pain Medicine
312 E Main St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
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    Dr. Wargo's Experience

    Dr. Wargo's Care Philosophy

    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Management
    • Pain Medicine
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    • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
    • Cervical Medial Branch Block
    • Chronic Pain Management
    • Discography
    • Epidural Injections
    • Epidural Steroid Injections
    • Facet Block
    • Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
    • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
    • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
    • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
    • Nerve Blocks
    • Pain Management
    • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
    • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
    • Spinal Cord Stimulation
    • Spinal Injections
    • Trigger Point Injections
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    • Arthritis
    • Back Pain
    • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
    • Facet Joint Pain
    • Headache
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
    • Lumbar Herniated Disc
    • Lumbar Radiculopathy
    • Neck Pain
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Spinal Stenosis
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    Awards & Recognitions

    Awards

    Media & Publications

    • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Patient Advocacy Award, 06/11/2012
    • Celiac Plexus and Splanchnic Nerve Blockade. In: Interventional Techniques in Chronic Non-Spinal Pain., 2008
    • Sympathetic Blocks. In: Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain Management: A Comprehensive Review., 2011
    • Chronic Pain Management: Cancer Pain. In: Wallace M, Staats PS, Eds. In: Pain Medicine & Management: Just the Facts., 2005
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Cash KA, Pampati V, Fellows B. Complications of Fluoroscopically Directed Facet Joint Nerve Blocks: A Prospective Evaluation of 7,500 Episodes with 43,000 Nerve Blocks. Pain Physician 2012; 15:E143-E150., 2012
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Fellows B. Infection Control Practices (Safe Injection and Medication Vial Utilization) for Interventional Techniques: Are They Based on Relative Risk Management or Evidence?, 2011
    • Manchikanti L, Cash KA, Pampati V, Wargo BW, Malla Y. The Effectiveness of Fluoroscopic Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Injections in Managing Chronic Cervical Disc Herniation and Radiculitis: Preliminary Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind, Controlled Trial., 2010
    • Manchikanti L, Cash KA, Pampati V, Wargo BW, Malla Y. Cervical Epidural Injections in Chronic Discogenic Neck Pain Without Disc Herniation or Radiculitis: Preliminary Results of a Randomized, Double-Blind Controlled Trial., 2010
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Cash KA, McManus CD, Damron KS, Jackson SD, Pampati V, Fellows B. A Prospective Evaluation of Bleeding Risk of Interventional Techniques in Chronic Pain., 2011
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Fellows B. Preoperative Fasting Before Interventional Techniques: Is It Necessary or Evidence-Based?, 2011
    • Manchikanti L, Wargo BW, et al. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Part Two-Guidance., 2012
    • Manchikanti L, Wargo BW, et al. American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP) Guidelines for Responsible Opioid Prescribing in Chronic Non-Cancer Pain: Part One-Evidence Assessment., 2012
    • Falco FJE, Erhart S, Wargo BW, Bryce DA, Atluri S, Datta S, Hayek SM. Systematic Review of Diagnostic Utility and Therapeutic Effectiveness of Cervical Facet Joint Interventions., 2009
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Cash KA, Pampati V, Fellows B. A Prospective Evaluation of Complications of 10,000 Fluoroscopically Directed Epidural Injections., 2012
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Fellows B. Comparative Evaluation of the Accuracy of Benzodiazepine Testing in Chronic Pain Patients Utilizing Immunoassay with Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS) of Urine Drug Testing., 2011
    • Manchikanti L, Malla Y, Wargo BW, Cash KA, Pampati V, Damron KS, McManus CD, Brandon DE. Protocol for Accuracy of Point of Care (POC) or In-Office Urine Drug Testing (Immunoassay) in Chronic Pain Patients: A Prospective Analysis of Immunoassay and Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectometry, 2010
    • Falco FJE, Manchikanti L, Datta S, Wargo BW, Geffert S, Bryce DA, Atluri S, Singh V, Benyamin RM, Sehgal N, Ward SP, Helm S, Gupta S, Boswell MV. Systematic Review of the Therapeutic Effectiveness of Cervical Facet Joint Interventions: An Update., 2012
    • Manchikanti L, Dunbar EE, Wargo BW, Shah RV, Derby R, Cohen SP. Systematic Review of Cervical Discography as a Diagnostic Test for Chronic Spinal Pain., 2009
    • Manchikanti L, Falco FJE, Benyamin RM, Caraway DL, Helm S, Wargo BW, Hansen H, Parr AT, Singh V, Hirsch JA. Assessment of Infection Control Practices for Interventional Techniques: A Best Evidence Synthesis of Safe Injection Practices and Use of Single-Dose Medication Vials., 2012
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Graduated in 1998

    Internship Hospital

    The University Of Kansas Med Center

    Residency Hospital

    The University Of Kansas Med Center

    Fellowship Hospital

    MD Anderson-U Tex
    Complete in 2003

    Undergraduate Schools

    The University Of Missouri-Kansas City
    Graduated in 1993
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Wargo & Staff

    • English
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    Dr. Wargo's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

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    • Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center

    • Mary Greeley Medical Center

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    Office Locations

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    Mcfarland Clinic
    MGMC Pain Medicine
    1111 Duff Ave
    Ames, IA 50010
    (515) 239-5080 (Office)
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    McFarland Clinic PC
    Marshalltown Pain Medicine
    312 E Main St
    Marshalltown, IA 50158
    (515) 239-5080 (Office)
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