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David S. Mills, MD

Excela Health Medical Group Provider

Philosophy of Care

My ultimate goal, as both a pain physician and physiatrist, is to improve every patient's ability to participate in her/his daily activities and recreation by identifying and managing underlying pain generators. Being trained in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, I appreciate the significance of addressing each patient's individual lifestyle and goals. I utilize comprehensive physical exam findings, diagnostic imaging, and functional testing to identify underlying pain generators. Then by working together with each patient, we create a personalized, multidisciplinary treatment plan. My sub-specialization in Pain Medicine provides me the skills to offer a variety of targeted interventional pain procedures, including epidural steroid injections, cervical/lumbar radiofrequency ablations, and spinal cord stimulation, in addition to non-procedural approaches. The goal of each personalized treatment plan is controlling pain and ultimately improving patient function. ***
Affiliations Westmoreland Hospital, Latrobe Hospital, Frick Hospital
American Brd of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Medicine-Subspecialty
American Brd of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-General
  • MD
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Internship
  • Temple University (Pennsylvania)
  • Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
  • Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh,PA)
Comments (19  Comments)
  • Apr 28, 2022

    Very well mannered and very concerned about my problems

  • Apr 18, 2022

    Physician gave good explanations and options for Mom's care.

  • Feb 5, 2022

    No complaints. Pleased with everything the Dr the staff.

  • Feb 2, 2022


  • Feb 2, 2022

    Dr. Mills was exceptional!

  • Jan 6, 2022

    Very concerned and considered my needs and concerns

  • Dec 29, 2021

    I am so very fortunate (and Excela should be also!) to have Dr. Mills close by. He is not only knowledgeable and professional, he also has a genuine concern for me as a patient and a person. If it weren't for him taking so much time researching the cause of my pain and referring me to specialists he thinks can help me, I probably would not have even been finally diagnosed correctly. Chronic pain is absolutely terrible and if it weren't for Dr. Mills I would be feeling completely hopeless about ever getting better (since I have had this pain for so long and was misdiagnosed so often).

  • Dec 2, 2021

    Dave Mills is awesome the right balance of caring perfection to professional assessment. Through detailed!!!

  • Nov 18, 2021


  • Nov 15, 2021

    Dr David Mills is great. Absolutely a wonderful caring person/doctor.

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