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Amber Keller Brooks, MD

Amber Keller Brooks, MD
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Wake Forest Baptist Provider
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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

American Board of AnesthesiologyAmerican Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

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 (Includes Davie)
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 - April 2024

AETNA CONNECTED NC ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations

AETNA NC PREFERRED+: 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 all locations

AMBETTER OF NC: Accepted at all locations

AMERIHEALTH CARITAS NEXT ACA/Exchange: Accepted at all locations 

BCBSNC (PPO & HMO): Accepted at all locations

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

BLUE LOCAL WITH ATRIUM HEALTH: 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 LMC, Wilkes and High Point)

CIGNA: Accepted at all locations

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

CIGNA HEALTHSPRING MEDICARE ADVANTAGE: Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH, 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 LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point) 

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

DEVOTED HEALTH (MEDICARE ADVANTAGE): Accepted at all locations

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

FIRST HEALTH NETWORK: Accepted at NCBH, LMC, Wilkes and High Point (not contracted, very low to no volume for WFUHS and CHC)

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

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

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

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

MEDCOST: Accepted at all locations

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

PHCS/MULTIPLAN: Accepted at NCBH, CHC, LMC and High Point (not contracted, very low to no volume for WFUHS and Wilkes)

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

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

SOUTHERN HEALTH SVCS (COVENTRY-PPO ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS, NCBH 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 LMC, CHC, Wilkes and High Point)

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

UNITED BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM (WFUHS ONLY): Accepted at WFUHS (not applicable for services provided at NCBH, 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 (MEDICARE ADVANTAGE): Accepted at all locations

 

LMC ONLY: Contracts specific to support Lexington employer groups, low volume
NATIONAL PROVIDER NETWORK/MEDICAL RESOURCES

 

CHC ONLY: Contracts specific to support CHC
TRICARE


Key 

WFUHS - Wake Forest University Health Sciences (professional services)
NCBH - North Carolina Baptist Hospital (Includes Davie)
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