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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 Frick Hospital, Westmoreland Hospital, Latrobe Hospital, Laurel Surgery Center, Norwin Medical Commons Surgery Center
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine
  • Medical School
  • Jefferson Medical College
  • Residency
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • UPMC Physical Medicine and Rehab Residency
  • Fellowship
  • Allegheny General Hospital
Comments ( Comments)
  • Apr 5, 2023

    Dr. Mills was excellent empathetic, professional, comprehensive, excellent educator.. I would recommend him very highly.

  • Mar 22, 2023

    I have received excellent care from Dr Mills and his nursing staff every visit.

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  • Mar 11, 2023

    I had a bit of a meltdown ~ scared of what I thought might happen to me down the road. Dr.Mills was extremely reassuring and thoroughly explained treatment plans. He answered all my questions.