Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 49

Dr. Arif
Accepting new patients

Upmc Jameson

1211 Wilmington Ave New Castle, PA 16105

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(724) 656-6086

Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in New Castle, PA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arif to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Arif's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arif treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Arif treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arif treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Arif treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arif treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Arif treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Arif's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Ischial Bursa Injection
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Joint Aspiration and Injection
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain Disorder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Work-Related Injuries

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(724) 656-6086

Dr. Arif accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Choice Advantage
Blue Preferred PPO
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Gateway Health Plan
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Classic Blue
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medicaid
Managed Care
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Medical Mutual of Ohio POS
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Mutual of Omaha
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
UPMC
UPMC PPO
UPMC Health Plan

Dr. Arif's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arif

4.4

Based on 208 ratings

5 Stars
80.28846153846153%
(167)
4 Stars
4.8076923076923075%
(10)
3 Stars
0.4807692307692308%
(1)
2 Stars
0.9615384615384616%
(2)
1 Star
13.461538461538462%
(28)
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I had my second nerve block this morning (9/22/2021) and I don't like this procedure but Dr. Arif & his staff made me feel very comfortable. If anyone has pain issues & don't know where to go, I highly recommend Dr. Arif
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Debbie Persi – Sep 22, 2021
Told the Dr everything he ask for and he was very understanding person I highly recommend going to him. Thank you.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 17, 2021
He listens to everything and makes lots of suggestions to suit ur needs
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Kristina Lipinski – Aug 30, 2021
Dr. And staff, are compassionate and friendly! Dr. Arif, is helpful and he wants to get down to the problem that’s causing me pain and discomfort!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Michael Truskowski SR. – Aug 17, 2021
Dr Arif is a very caring physician with an expertise in causes and treatments of pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Beth Anne – Aug 03, 2021
The staff is very friendly and helpful dr arief is very hands on doctor I would recommend him highly
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ely Elmane – Aug 02, 2021
It was brief to the point, informative with active follow up. The reason it's so well done is because Dr. Arif has an excellent understanding of his patients . In my case he described my symptoms better than I could and was spot on. Wonderful Doc.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Thomas R Brown – Jul 28, 2021
Got shot but Dr. Arif needs to use some kind of numbing agent before giving shots it’s very comfortable.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 08, 2021
Very efficient and friendly with the patient. Did not have a long wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 25, 2021
The usual speed and professional service
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Hornick – Jun 18, 2021
Dr. Arif and staff are among the “best of the best” in my healthcare experience. I’m a picky, retired, disabled nurse and know QUALITY when I see it. I do recommend that patients actively get involved in their care, ask questions and not give up if discouraged due to pain and it’s life effects. There are answers out there- it may take time- don’t give up. Dr. Arif has helped me understand that “tough love”, discipline and determination often are necessary to see results. ??
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Margaret – Jun 04, 2021
i get in right away
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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May 11, 2021
I was very disappointed with his pain clinic. I went there for at least 3 months and my pain was never relieved. I felt as if they were just guessing what to do as far as treatments went. I just quit going because it wasn't accomplishing anything.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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May 06, 2021
The office staff is very nice and helpf
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Tammie Craft – Apr 16, 2021
I did not submit a review that gave him 5 stars and did not say nice things about him or his staff. I feel someone else did this in my name. Trust me, I would never say these things about the experience I had there. I don't want to go into detail, but stay away from this practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 12, 2021
Just listened, talked bout a new injection that my insurance will pay for, and refilled my meds.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Alisha Inman – Apr 09, 2021
His physician's assistant was more attentive than the doctor. He rarely reads your chart, nor reviews the meds you are on. Use to be able to treat chronic pain with oral medications. Now it is only back shots. He is very harsh, particularly if you know more about the subject that he does. Threw me out when I reminded him that he was not the only one in the room with a college degree. Very anti-opioid. Better to go to Hermitage to the UPMC Pain Management there. At least they'll listen.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Harry Skelton – Apr 06, 2021
Absolutely!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kendra – Apr 01, 2021
I love every one of my visits, my doctor makes me feel at ease and stress free every time. Dr. Arif is one awesome, amazing, doctor he cares about my needs and always ask how I’m feeling. I love my Dr. and his wonderful staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Irene Reddick – Mar 20, 2021
You can only talk so long about my or anyone’s back issues! He is great to talk with and listen, others I have been to, if I got one minute with other doctors it was a miracle! He knows what his patients go through daily, I have been very happy with him and his staff!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Ray Labon – Feb 26, 2021

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Comprehensive pain management using multidisciplinary approach, where patient is part of the treatment team.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2010
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Fellowship Hospital
2009
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2004
SUNY Downstate Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Punjabi
  • Urdu

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Arif frequently treats Chronic Pain, Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Arif treats.

Where is Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD's office located?

Dr. Arif's office is located at 1211 Wilmington Ave, New Castle, PA 16105. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Muhammad Arif, MD speak?

Dr. Arif speaks Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Upmc Jameson1211 Wilmington Ave New Castle, PA 16105
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Upmc Jameson1000 S Mercer St New Castle, PA 16101
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Arif is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Heritage Valley Beaver

Beaver, PA

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Heritage Valley Sewickley

Sewickley, PA

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Upmc Jameson

New Castle, PA

58% Patient Experience Rating, 11% lower than the national average