Dr. Richard Plowey, MD

Dr. Richard Plowey, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine  |  
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Dr. Richard Plowey, MD is an interventional pain medicine doctor who practices in Washington, PA. He has been practicing for 14 years.

80 Landings Dr Ste 202

Washington, PA 15301

Contact Information

(724) 969-0191

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthAmerica Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas


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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Drexel University College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • Hahnemann University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University Of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Plowey has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Plowey's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plowey to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Plowey's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Pittsburgh, PA |
My neurosurgeon recommended that I have an injection in my back. Never having a prior injection, I was hesitant; however, Dr. Plowey explained what he was doing every step of the way. He was very gentle, considerate and compassionate, as well as the rest of his staff. I had significant relief from the injection and will absolutely return to Dr. Plowey if need be. I can't say enough about the rest of his staff and how friendly and caring everyone was. Thank you all!
in Canonsburg, PA |
I was referred to Dr. Plowey by my neurosurgeon for a back injection before considering surgery. I was pleasantly surprised with his thorough explanation of my condition. He was calm, friendly, and compassionate. I decided to proceed with the injection. He talked me through the procedure and explained it every step of the way. Following my injection, I noticed significant relief and I will not be having surgery. I was very pleased with the care I received by both Dr. Plowey and his staff.
Pittsburgh, PA |
I I was referred here by my DR I've never regretted it more The practice is like herding cattle & ur treated the same! NEVER REVEAL YOUR DESPERATION FOR THEIR HELP trust me Pts are drug tested frequently my last visit the unthinkable happened I received results of another pts labs & was very evident confusion set in I then endured an embarrassing, vicious personal attack by Plowery ONE cared enough to solve the issue The DRs are very rude, short & condescending I would NEVER refer anyone here !
in Pittsburgh, PA |
I saw a few other pain management specialist before I saw Dr. Plowey. He was the first doctor who actually listened to me and what my pain issues were and he worked to correct them. He has multiple options to offer and his staff is great!
in Butler, PA |
Dr. Plowey is the ONLY pain specialist that has shown me empathy, compassion, and is truly one of a kind who cares at all to help suffering people.
in Imperial, PA |
Same Positive Results when met Dr.Plowey as Dec 2015 previous comments. I mainly saw co owner Dr. Lamperski BUT ...I had a migraine and had to be treated in ER previous last visit and could not open eyes light sensitive and had Ms.HorvathPA who said violated my pain contract and sent me a letter calling me an addict get a drug Evaluation,Dr.Plowey ordered MRI, I had no Neurologist at time to review she said would give name referral, had a unused Pain patch with me due to being so ill prior week,
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Dr. Plowey accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthAmerica Pennsylvania, Inc.
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Classic Blue
    Community Blue PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare
  • UPMC

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Hospitals where Dr. Plowey has admitting privileges

Saint Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
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The Washington Hospital
155 Wilson Ave
Washington, PA 15301
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