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Dr. Phillip Essay, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Essay

Nebraska Spine and Pain Center

13616 California St Ste 100 Omaha, NE 68154

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Dr. Phillip Essay, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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(402) 496-0404

Dr. Essay accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Essay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Spondylosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Spinal Stenosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Spine Disorders more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Essay's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • 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)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Biography

Dr. Phillip Essay, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Omaha, NE and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Ne College Of Med
Residency Hospital
University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
University Of Nebraska / College Of Medicine
Medical School
1990

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Dr. Essay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Essay

3.3

Based on 21 reviews

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1 Star
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Dr. Essay is an outstanding physician. He has given me my life back. He goes well out of his way to help me live a full and productive life. I can't speak highly enough of him.
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I am very pleased with the individualized care I am receiving. Dr. Essay is direct when speaking with me and always very professional. The PA's, nurses, and staff is always welcoming and professional as well.
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I feel really good, Dr. Essay and his staff at the NE Spine Center were great, I am very pleased with the result of my surgery, and the care I received. Thank You Norman Gerrard.
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He did not want to consider any pain medication. Shots, and seeing a psychological is all he would consider.
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Scheduling is mixed (eastern-most station is helpful; others were rude/snippy/confusing). Expect only minutes with him (if he seems to be stepping out to order an MRI, he's really leaving). The poor nurse got hit w/my questions. She must have at least asked him about a back brace, because she came back saying: "He says you can have one." What does that mean? If it would help me, why didn't he bring it up when with me? I find it ironic that the bill says "patient education".
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