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Dr. Richard Plowey, MD

Interventional Pain Medicine ·  Male

Dr. Plowey

Dr. Richard Plowey, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Washington, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Drexel University College Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.


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Dr. Plowey accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Select
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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Dr. Plowey's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plowey treats Back Pain more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Plowey treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plowey treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Plowey treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Plowey treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Plowey treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis

Dr. Plowey's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo

About Me

Biography

Dr. Richard Plowey, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Washington, PA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Drexel University College Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Plowey's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Plowey

3.3

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
52.17391304347826%
(12)
4 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
(1)
3 Stars
4.3478260869565215%
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
39.130434782608695%
(9)

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I have been suffering with fibromyalgia for years and Dr. Plowey is the only doctor ive seen that actually helped me. Everybody else treated me like it was all in my head and I was crazy. I got relief the first time I met with him.
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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...Read More
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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!
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