Dr. Phillip Essay, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 57

Dr. Essay
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Innovative Pain & 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 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Bryan Medical Center - 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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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
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Background Check

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No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Essay's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 99% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Essay treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Dr. Essay's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • 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 Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Essay accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Essay's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Essay

3.7

Based on 30 ratings

5 Stars
60%
(18)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(2)
1 Star
26.666666666666668%
(8)
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Great first impression! Straight-forward and amazingly, I am feeling better already. Dr. Essay has a plan of action and I'm looking forward to the results.
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
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Rock L Mueller – Jun 09, 2021
Checkin was easy with minimal wait time for my procedure. Dr. Essay is caring and incredibly competent.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary C – Apr 29, 2021
Outstanding patient care and service. The staff and doctors were friendly, with a positive attitude. I would recommend this office to anyone.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Dan Giles – Mar 19, 2021
He is very sincere & concerned about your problem. He helps in all ways. I would send everyone to him.
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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Sandy Hendricks – Mar 16, 2021
My experience with Dr . Essay's office, staff, and clinic has been outstanding. I will be recommending this office to anyone that I know who have problems such as I do. Thank you Dr. Essay and staff. Right now I am pain-free. I am so hopeful that this is going to be the best result and that at least the 2 years they were hoping for.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Nov 19, 2020
I have been seeing Dr. E for many years now and have always been very happy with the care I receive. The SI Injection was especially helpful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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s Rudd – Nov 18, 2020
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
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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Alliance, OH – Oct 26, 2017
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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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Lincoln, NE – Sep 27, 2017
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.
3 people found this helpful
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Norman Gerrard 2929 Laverna in Fremont, NE 68025 – Apr 06, 2017
He did not want to consider any pain medication. Shots, and seeing a psychological is all he would consider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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LINCOLN, NEBRASKA – Nov 02, 2016
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".
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Karen in Omaha NE – Oct 20, 2016

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About Me

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...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

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Phillip Essay, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Essay has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Phillip Essay, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Phillip Essay, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Essay's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Phillip Essay, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Phillip Essay, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Essay frequently treats Spinal Stenosis, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Essay treats.

Where is Dr. Phillip Essay, MD's office located?

Dr. Essay's office is located at 7121 Stephanie Ln Ste 102, Lincoln, NE 68516. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Innovative Pain & 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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Essay is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Bryan Medical Center - East Campus

Lincoln, NE

82% Patient Experience Rating, 13% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)