Dr. Phillip Essay, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 56
  
Dr. Essay
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists

7121 Stephanie Ln Ste 102 Lincoln, NE 68516

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(402) 413-5010

Dr. Phillip Essay, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Lincoln, NE and has over 30 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Essay has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Bryan East Campus. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Essay to book an appointment.


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Dr. Essay accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 85% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of their peers

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

Spine Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 69% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of their peers

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

Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay performs Epidural Block, Facet Blocks more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Essay performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Spinal Nerve Block
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay performs Spinal Nerve Block more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Essay performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

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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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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

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3.2

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Was attentive and explained implant before having surgery, after the surgery he no longer came to my appointments only his PA. I'm still in pain, and have changed doctors.
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Dora – Nov 27, 2019
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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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Alliance, OH – Oct 26, 2017
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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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Lincoln, NE – Sep 27, 2017
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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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Norman Gerrard 2929 Laverna in Fremont, NE 68025 – Apr 06, 2017
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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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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Nov 02, 2016
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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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Biography

For more than two decades, Dr. Phil Essay has focused on the multi-disciplinary treatment of pain and the progression of pain management within the healthcare delivery system. He is a board-certified pain management physician, consultant, and keynote...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Ne Med Center
Residency Hospital
1990
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Medical School
1986
University of Nebraska Lincoln - B.S. in Biology
Undergraduate School

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Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists

Innovative Pain and Spine Specialists7121 Stephanie Ln Ste 102 Lincoln, NE 68516
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 2:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Bryan East Campus

Lincoln, NE

81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2018)