Conemaugh Pain Management Adds Physician Assistant


Conemaugh Pain ManagementTaylor Hershberger, Physician Assistant has joined the team at Conemaugh Pain Management and is now seeing patients at Conemaugh East Hills.

A Richland Township native, Hershberger is a graduate of Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA, where, in addition to her Bachelor of Science in Health Science, she also received her Master of Physician Assistant Science.

Hershberger chose a career in medicine after experiencing her grandfather’s illness when she was in the 7th grade. “I spent a lot of time with my grandfather when he was sick and saw the impact caregivers had on him and my family,” says Hershberger. “I wanted to go into medicine to make a difference, provide hands on care and help people in their most vulnerable state.”

As part of her Physician Assistant training, Hershberger completed numerous clinical rotations in a variety of fields including family and internal medicine, OB/GYN, surgery, plastic surgery, behavioral health and emergency medicine.  “I completed many of my rotations at Conemaugh and enjoyed the learning experience immensely,” says Hershberger. “When this opportunity came up with the Pain Management program, I felt it was a great fit for me.”

Hershberger will see patients at the Pain Management Center on Scalp Avenue. She joins Dr. Alcinto Guirand, Christy James, CRNP and Elizabeth Kline, CRNP.

Conemaugh Health System’s Pain Management Program offers innovative outpatient therapies to patients suffering from ongoing pain caused by illness, injury, or chronic conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Failed Back Surgeries
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches

Conemaugh Health System’s unique approach can include one or more of the following treatment methods:

  • Medical and/or Surgical Therapy, including nerve blocks, trigger injections at the pain site, botox injections to relax muscles and reduce pain
  • Minimal interventional procedures including epidural steroid injections and nerve blocks
  • Trial spinal cord stimulators
  • Botox injections
  • EMG and Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Radiofrequency Neurotomy to prevent spinal nerves transmitting pain signals to brain
  • Physician supervised medical management
  • Referral to Physical and Occupational Therapies
  • Lifestyle modifications

For more information visit the Conemaugh Pain Management Group’s website.