Practice Philosophy for Pain Management
At PainMed P.C., we deliver a treatment plan that improves the quality of life for each patient. We listen to you in an attempt to understand, your limitations due to pain, what is contributing to your pain, and to deliver a total pain management solution. We believe that the best way to practice pain medicine is to blend the knowledge and techniques of every branch of medicine into a comprehensive treatment plan. We incorporate approaches from:
• Internal Medicine
• Orthopedic/neurological surgery
• Behavioral Medicine
• Physical and Rehabilitative Medicine
• Alternative Medicine
It’s our job to use every tool available to identify an effective strategy to treat your pain.
Dr. Michael P. Toshok, D.O.
Dr. Toshok has two decades of experience as a physician working closely with patients who suffer from chronic pain.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering at the University of Pittsburgh and completed medical school at A.T. Still University of Health Sciences/Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his internship at Doctors Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and his residency in anesthesiology at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, as well as, at UPMC and its Pain Evaluation & Treatment Institute. Dr. Toshok also has appointments in Pain Management at UPMC Presbyterian; Excela Health’s Westmoreland, Latrobe and Frick Hospitals; Highlands Hospital; and Life Care Hospital of Pittsburgh in Monroeville.
A board-certified physician, Dr. Toshok is a member of the American Osteopathic Association. Dr. Toshok has been in private pain management since 1999; he holds board certifications from the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology and the American Academy of Pain Management. He is a member of the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians and the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association. As an expert lecturer, Dr. Toshok frequently is asked by pharmaceutical companies to speak about topics related to drug development and use.
Kelli Sarocky, PA-C is a native of western Pennsylvania. She is a summa cum laude graduate of University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She then graduated with a Master of Science in Physician Assistant studies at Seaton Hill University. Kelli has experience in different aspects of medical care, including having worked as a Pharmacy Technician, Physical Therapy Aide and completing the EMT certification. She is licensed to practice in Pennsylvania by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants. Kelli joined Dr. Toshok’s practice in 2010. She enjoys giving back to the community by engating in volunteer activities such as Relay for Life and raising money for the Humane Society.
Accepted Insurance and Billing Information
We accept most major medical insurance plans. We see both Highmark and UPMC patients, as well as, workers’ compensation, auto insurances, and Medicare patients. If you have a question as to whether or not your plan is an accepted insurance, please contact our office.