Dr. Nathan Formaini, DO

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 38
  
Dr. Formaini
Accepting new patients

Armstrong Orthopedic Associates

77 Glade Dr Kittanning, PA 16201

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(724) 545-2200

Dr. Nathan Formaini, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Kittanning, PA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Formaini has more experience with Shoulder/Upper Arm, Elbow, and Knee/Lower Limbs than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2009. He is affiliated with medical facilities Acmh Hospital and Punxsutawney Area Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Formaini to book an appointment.


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Dr. Formaini accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Care HMO
BlueDental Choice
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
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Employer Group PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Humana
Preferred PPO
Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
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Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
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Options PPO
UPMC
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Formaini

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Formaini treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Formaini treats other conditions, please contact the office at (724) 545-2200.

Shoulder/Upper Arm

Shoulder and upper arm conditions include arthritis, bursitis, rotator cuff injuries, and dislocations, with treatment options such as surgery or physical therapy.Compare with other Shoulder/Upper Arm specialists.

Dr. Formaini typically treats 60% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Dislocation
Rotator Cuff Tear
Broken Arm
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Dr. Formaini typically treats 68% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Elbow Injuries
Elbow Sprain
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Dr. Formaini typically treats 58% more often than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Knee Disorders
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Normal Frequency
High Frequency
Very High Frequency
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Dr. Formaini's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture

Dr. Formaini's Reviews

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I can't say enough about this practice and Dr. Formaini. Everything was explained in detail that I understood. Starting the first post op day I did not have my pain anymore and it just got better and better as time went by. I totally recommend Dr. Formaini.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Linda Rearic – Nov 18, 2020
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I had a shoulder replacement by a very reputable ortho surgeon in Natrona Heights. I went thru great pain with no relief for 6 months. This surgeon always seemed too busy to listen to my complaints and would not take any additional xrays to see if there was an issue with the new shoulder replacement. I ended up looking elsewhere for someone who could help me since I still could not lift my arm. My son told me about Dr. Formaini aka Dr. Nate who specializes in shoulders. When I met him, his smile and friendliness instantly made me feel at ease. The very first visit, he took xrays from different angles which showed my brand new shoulder replacement was dislocated and would never work. He scheduled surgery the following week and did a reverse shoulder conversion replacement, which he would have done in the first place due to my extensive arthritis. After surgery, I felt better. Two weeks later, I am able to lift my arm and the pain is minimal. Dr. Formaini takes xrays at every visit.
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May 28, 2019
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Armstrong County is lucky to have such a gifted physician. He's done rotator cuff surgery on one shoulder and shoulder replacement on the other. It is so nice to be pain free, finally. I like to get feedback from physical therapists because they see the orthopedic patients for a lot of time post surgery. The therapists speak very highly of Dr. Formaini. That's why I chose him and I'm glad I did. Additionally, he is very friendly and courteous.
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
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Dianne in PA, PA – Oct 07, 2018
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Dr. Formaini quickly diagnosed my tendonitis and provided the needed treatment to cure it. He's kind nd professional, really adept at injections and extremely knowledgeable . The staff at his office are also great, especially Lorraine and Sally.
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Chris551 in Karns City, PA – Jan 31, 2017
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He is professional and listens to you.
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daisy in kittanning, pa – Nov 12, 2016
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Dr. Formaini is very patient with his patients and listens to what you have to say......He is a very kind and caring doctor. I had very good results from my shoulder replacement surgery and can now use my arm. I have highly recommended him to others.
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Sally J in Freeport, PA – Apr 11, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Nathan Formaini, DO is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Kittanning, PA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Formaini has...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedics
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Holy Cross Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
Residency Hospital
Doctors Hospital Ohio Health
Internship Hospital
2009
Lake Erie College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
University of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Undergraduate School

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Locations

Armstrong Orthopedic Associates

Armstrong Orthopedic Associates77 Glade Dr Kittanning, PA 16201
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Acmh Hospital

Kittanning, PA

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

Punxsutawney Area Hospital

Punxsutawney, PA

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

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