Dr. Liping Yao, MD

Dr. Liping Yao, MD

Pain Management  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Liping Yao, MD is a pain management specialist in Exton, PA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Shanghai Med U in 1983 and specializes in pain management, headache management, and more.Read his story

682 W Lincoln Hwy

Exton, PA 19341

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Neck Muscle Strain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 94% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Yao's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yao "L. Yao, MD received his Doctor of Medicine degree and Chinese Acupuncture education from Shanghai Medical University, one of the best medical schools in China. Dr. Yao did Neurology residency in China. He completed his residency in Rehabilitation Medicine residency and pain management training at the well-known Mount Sinai Medical School /New York University. Dr. Yao has practiced medicine in Exton, PA since 2000. He has extensive clinical experience in pain management and acupuncture. He does a special injection to significantly improve severe headache and chronic pain at the spine and limbs. He has published more than 10 neurological research papers. He has given acupuncture lectures to the physicians and other health care providers of local hospitals in the area. Dr. Yao has been listed in Healthgrades Honor roll for his excellent service. Dr. Yao is a staff physician of Penn Medicine at Chester County Hospital."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yao "Dr. Yao is interested in applying alternative medicine to his routine medical practice. He believes that patients can often get better treatment results by combining traditional medicine, injections and medications, and alternative medicine, acupuncture etc.. He thinks every patient is different and physician should treat each patient individually.

Dr. Yao listens to his patients and likes to have patients' inputs about their diagnoses and treatments. He respects the patients' decision about their medical care. He is happy to take patients' calls if they have any questions."

6  Specialties

  • Pain Management
  • Acupuncture
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

52  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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16  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Shanghai Med U
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Albany Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Mount Sinai Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese

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What People Say About Dr. Liping Yao, MD
Very compassionate Doctor. Great bedside manner, always wants to help, flexible hours, courteous staff. Really knows how to help his patients.
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Denise in Parkesburg, PA – Mar 06, 2017
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I have suffered from chronic headaches for a long time. I'd had it with doctors just giving me pain relievers and not really getting to the root of the problem. Dr. Yao took a great deal of time listening to my concerns and together with me deciding on the best treatment. Best of all my...Read More
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Stephanie in Downingtown, PA – Jan 23, 2017
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