Dr. Richard Plowey, MD

Dr. Richard Plowey, MD

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Dr. Richard Plowey, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Washington, PA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in interventional pain medicine, pain medicine, and more.

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

See how frequently Dr. Plowey performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Plowey's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

56  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
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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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22  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.

Education

  • 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

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Plowey to family and friends
22 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (22)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (9)

Dr. Plowey's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

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...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...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...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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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.
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