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Amber Brooks, MD

Amber Brooks, MD
Wake Forest Baptist Provider
Accepts New Patients
Treats only Adults
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About

Practicing Specialties

Pain ManagementAnesthesiologySpineMusculoskeletal Therapy

Languages

  • English

Biography

I am a Board Certified Anesthesiologist and Comprehensive Pain Management Physician who specializes in treating a variety of different pain conditions using a multimodal approach that includes treatments such as medication, injection therapies, and movement therapies. I work closely with my patients to develop a treatment plan that focuses on improving physical function and quality of life. 

My clinical research focuses on developing non-medication treatments for older adults with chronic pain. I have received three grants from the National Institutes of Health to support this research. I currently serve as the Associate Editor for Pain Medicine journal, Section on Pain & Aging.

Throughout my career, I have sought to use medicine as a conduit for justice and equity through my clinical work, teaching, clinical research focused on vulnerable populations, and community engagement. I received the 2019 Wake Forest Baptist Health Inclusion Award for developing and implementing diversity and inclusion initiatives in the Department of Anesthesiology and across the institution. I serve as the Justice Thread Director for the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Effective July 2021, I will serve as the Vice Chair of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Department of Anesthesiology at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. 
 

Conditions and Treatments

Back PainBiaculoplastyBotulinum Toxin (Botox)Bursa Injections (Bursitis)Cancer PainCervicalgia/Cervicogenic HeadacheChronic Muscle and Joint PainChronic Post Surgical PainCoccydyniaComplex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS or RSD)Degenerative Disc DiseaseDiscogenic PainDiscographyEpidural InjectionsFacet Joint InjectionsFracturesFunctional Anesthetic DiscographyHerniated DiskIntercostal NeuralgiaInterventional TherapyIntravenous Infusion TherapyJoint InjectionsKyphoplastyLow Back PainNeck PainNerve Entrapment SyndromesNeuromodulation TherapyOccipital Nerve Pulsed Radiofrequency StimulationOsteoarthritisPainPain from Peripheral Vascular DiseasePainful Diabetic Peripheral NeuropathyPeripheral Nerve BlocksPlasma Disc DecompressionPost Herpetic NeuralgiaPudendal NeuralgiaPulsed Radiofrequency InterventionsRadiofrequency AblationSacroiliac Joint PainSciaticaSpinal HeadacheSpinal StenosisSpine Facet Joint DiseaseSpondylolisthesisSpondylosisSympathetic Nerve AblationSympathetic Nerve BlocksThoracic Back PainTrigeminal NeuralgiaTrigger Point InjectionsVertebral AugmentationVertebral Compression FracturesVertebroplasty

Ratings and Reviews

Locations

Credentials

Board Certifications

Amber Brooks, MD certified by American Board of Anesthesiology, AnesthesiologyAmber Brooks, MD certified by American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Medical Education

University of Iowa College of Medicine, MD, 2005

Residencies

University of Alabama Hospitals, Anesthesiology, 2009University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Internal Medicine, 2006

Fellowships

University Hospitals Cleveland, Pain Medicine, 2010

Memberships

American Society of Regional Anesthesia, 2019American Academy of Pain Management, 2019American Geriatrics Society, 2019Association of University Anesthesiologists, 2019Gerontological Society of America, 2019American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2013

Positions

Anesthesiology, Associate Professor

Insurance

This chart is a list of the most common health insurance plans we accept. This list is subject to change. Please check your individual plan to confirm their participation and the coverage allowed.

Due to the different physician groups and hospitals within the Wake Forest Baptist system, physician services and hospital services are billed separately. Please remember that health insurance coverage varies, so some services may not be covered.

If you don’t see your plan or you have questions, please call our Customer Service Center at 877-938-7497. We will do our best to work with you and your plan.

Key

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH
- North Carolina Baptist Hospital
LMC
- Lexington Medical Center
CHC
- Cornerstone Healthcare
Wilkes
- Wilkes Regional Medical Center
HPR
- High Point Regional
N/A
- Not applicable to services provided at facility and/or CHC
NC
-Not Contracted, very low to no volume for facility and/or CHC


Wake Forest Baptist Health Managed Care/MA Contracts - January2022

AETNA CONNECTED ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

AETNA (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

AETNA MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

AETNA WHOLE HEALTH: Accepted at all locations

ALIGNMENT HEALTHCARE MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC and Wilkes (not applicable to services provided at High Point)

AMBETTER OF NC: Accepted at all locations

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS NEXT ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

APEX MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

BCBSNC (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

BCBS HIGH PERFORMANCE (NATIONAL NETWORK): Accepted at all locations

BLUE LOCAL (WFBH INDIVIDUAL & WFBH X_Group): Accepted at all locations

BLUE MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

BLUE VALUE: Accepted at all locations

CAROLINA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and CHC (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

CIGNA: Accepted at all locations

CIGNA BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at NCBH and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC and Wilkes)

CIGNA HEALTHSPRING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Wilkes)

CIGNA LIFESOURCE (TRANSPLANTS): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

COVENTRY/WELLPATH: Accepted at all locations

CRESCENT PPO (ASHEVILLE): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

DEVOTED HEALTH: Accepted at all locations

DIRECT NET:
Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not contracted, very low to no volume for CHC)

FIRST HEALTH (COVENTRY): Accepted at all locations

FIRSTCAROLINACARE (PINEHURST, NC): Accepted at NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for WFUHS, Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

GATEWAY HEALTH ALLIANCE (VIRGINIA): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

GOLDEN RULE INS (UNITED): Accepted at all locations

HEALTHGRAM (formerly PRIMARY PHYSICIAN CARE): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and LMC (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

HEALTHTEAM ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

HUMANA CHOICECARE: Accepted at all locations

HUMANA MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at all locations

LIBERTY ADVANTAGE (MEDICARE ADVANTAGE): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

MAGELLAN (BEHAVIORAL HEALTH): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH and CHC (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

MEDCOST: Accepted at all locations

MEDCOST ULTRA: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not applicable at CHC)

OPTUMHEALTH (TRANSPLANTS - APPLICABLE TO NCBH/WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

PREFERRED CARE OF VA INC: Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

SOUTHERN HEALTH SVCS (COVENTRY-PPO ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, Davie and CHC (not contracted, very low to no volume for LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

TWIN COUNTY (VIRGINIA): Accepted at WFUHS and NCBH (not contracted, very low to no volume for Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, CHC and High Point (not applicable to services provided at Davie, LMC and Wilkes)

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS (not applicable for services provided at NCBH, Davie, LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

UNITED HEALTHCARE: Accepted at all locations

UNITED HEALTHCARE ESSENTIALS ACA/EXCHANGE: Accepted at all locations

UNITED HEALTHCARE MEDICARE: Accepted at all locations

VA CCN: Accepted at all locations

WELLCARE: Accepted at all locations

WELLPATH (COVENTRY): Accepted at all locations 


Key 

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH - North Carolina Baptist Hospital
LMC - Lexington Medical Center
CHC - Cornerstone Healthcare
Wilkes - Wilkes Regional Medical Center
HPR- High Point Regional
N/A - Not applicable to services provided at facility and/or CHC
NC - Not Contracted, very low to no volume for facility and/or CHC

Research Interests

Chronic PainGeriatricsHealth DisparitiesPain Measurement

Publications