Dr. Bradley Wargo, DO

Dr. Bradley Wargo, DO

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Dr. Bradley Wargo, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Ames, IA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and specializes in pain medicine.

1111 Duff Ave

Ames, IA 50010

Contact Information

(515) 239-5080

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Principal Financial Group
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pelvic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wargo "As an Anesthesiologist, Fellowship trained and multiple Board Certified Pain Medicine Specialist, and President of the Iowa Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, I and my staff strive to provide the best possible care to my patients. Pain Medicine is a complicated medical specialty, where patients face many challenges. Our goal is heal pain when possible and manage pain as effectively as possible via multiple modalities, including opioid and non-opioid analgesics, injections, and surgery."

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Management
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology**
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

49  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
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29  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Iowa.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • The University Of Missouri-Kansas City
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • The University Of Kansas Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • The University Of Kansas Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • MD Anderson-U Tex
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Patient Advocacy Award, 06/11/2012
Media & Publications
  • 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

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Wargo's Reviews

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Dr. Wargo's Performance

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    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD
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