Controlling Pain So It Won't Control You

Chronic pain can be all-consuming. Whether it’s caused by arthritis, diabetes, back injury, migraine headaches, cancer, surgery or long-term illness, pain can affect every part of your life and make the simplest tasks seem difficult.

WellSpan Interventional Pain Management, a joint initiative of Anesthesia Associates of York and WellSpan Health, is dedicated to finding effective pain relief. We work closely with patients to increase physical abilities, lessen their need for pain medication and improve quality of life.

What We Offer

Comprehensive Assessment

Using the latest procedures, we review your previous treatment, conduct a physical exam, provide a thorough evaluation of your condition and develop a complete, individualized treatment plan.

Methods of Treatment

Depending on your condition, we may use a wide range of medications, physical therapy, counseling and other alternative approaches. We also offer the latest and safest invasive approaches — such as spinal cord stimulators, drug infusions, nerve blocks and more — to effectively manage pain.

Our Providers

Fred Flaccavento, M.D.

Fred Flaccavento received his medical education at the University of Maryland, and completed his internship and residency at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh. He completed a pain management fellowship at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey —Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 1996. Dr. Flaccavento is board-certified in anesthesiology with a subspecialty in pain management. He earned the designation of Diplomate from the American Board of Pain Management.

Hira C. Richter, M.D.

Hira C. Richter is an interventional pain medicine physician and anesthesiologist who joined AAY in 2018. Dr. Richter earned her B.S. in Neuroscience from Brown University and earned her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she was named a Health Justice Scholar. She then completed residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain medicine both at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She is dual board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals including Neuromodulation and Anesthesia and Analgesia, and has presented at national and international conferences. She offers a compassionate and comprehensive approach for the optimal treatment of a variety of painful conditions.

Contact WellSpan Interventional Pain Management

228 St. Charles Way
Suite 100
York, PA 17402
(717) 812-2055

Note: A referral from your physician is needed to see one of our pain specialists.