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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
Certifications
American Brd of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Medicine-Subspecialty
American Brd of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-General
Education
  • MD
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Internship
  • Temple University (Pennsylvania)
  • Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Fellowship
  • Allegheny General Hospital (Pittsburgh,PA)
Comments (17  Comments)
  • Sep 29, 2022

    Great

  • Sep 22, 2022

    Dr. Mills was very kind and personable. Explained everything fully and answered all my questions.

  • Sep 15, 2022

    As I've said before, Dr. Mills is the best doctor I've encountered as I've been dealing with my chronic pain for the past 5 years! He actually cares and listens to my concerns. He takes his time and doesn't rush through the appointment. He is such an asset to Excela Health. I can't say enough good things about him!

  • Sep 2, 2022

    Dr. Mills was exceptional. He was kind, and took his time explaining the procedure to my mother and me. I am very grateful that Mt Pleasant has such a good pain specialist. Thank You!

  • Aug 31, 2022

    Dr. Mills explained all procedures thoroughly

  • Aug 10, 2022

    Dr. Mills explained that he would try different options to relieve my pain.

  • Jul 14, 2022

    Considerate and caring Physician

  • Jul 12, 2022

    Dr Mills and his PA have been so kind to me with all my problems and are active in working with me to try and resolve my pain

  • Jun 12, 2022

    Very professional. Listened well to all my aches and pains and experience over three month period.

  • Jun 10, 2022

    Physician very informative, knowledgeable and informative.

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