Premier Medical Associates Adds Pain Management Specialty led by M. Bud Lateef, M.D.

PITTSBURGH, PA– September 15, 2014 - Premier Medical Associates has announced the addition of Pain Management as a new specialty and welcomes M. Bud Lateef, M.D., a noted Board-certified and Fellowship trained physician in pain management. Joining Premier’s growing list of over 20 specialties, Pain Management focuses on easing suffering and improving the quality of life of those living with pain including chronic neck or low back pain.

“Premier Medical Associates is excited to build the continuum of care model by adding the Pain Management Specialty,” says Mark DeRubeis, CEO.

Based in Premier’s One Monroeville Center location, Dr. Lateef will offer a broad range of pain management treatment options, including interventional procedures such as nerve blocks, epidurals, rhizotomies, and implanted devices to treat all types of chronic pain. In addition to the office location, Dr. Lateef will perform procedures in Premier’s Radiology facility located in the same building. He will also perform procedures at area outpatient surgery centers including Allegheny Health Network Monroeville Surgery Center and UPMC Surgery Center also located in Monroeville.

Dr. Lateef received his Medical Degree from the Saba School of Medicine in Saba, Netherlands-Antilles. He completed his Residency at UPMC in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and did a Fellowship in Anesthesia Pain Management also at UPMC in Pittsburgh, PA. He is a Physician Advisor for Highmark Blue Cross / Blue Shield, as well as, an Impairment Rating Examiner for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining Premier, Dr. Lateef was the Director of Pain Management for Concentra Medical Centers and in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA.

About Premier Medical Associates

With a focus on building better care, Premier Medical Associates is the largest multi-specialty practice in the Greater Pittsburgh area that reaches the lives of more than 100,000 patients with access to one hundred providers and twenty-two specialties. In a healthcare environment of constant change, the physicians at Premier Medical Associates are committed to preventative care and creating value for every dollar a patient spends on healthcare. Premier’s goal is to build a close, long-term relationship between patient and physician that will reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and lead to healthier lives.Formed in 1993, Premier Medical Associates has a team of one hundred healthcare providers in ten convenient locations offering specialties that include: allergy & immunology, behavioral health, cardiology, dermatology, ear, nose & throat, electrophysiology, family medicine, foot & ankle surgery, forensic psychiatry, gastroenterology, general & breast surgery, hospitalists, infectious disease, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, optometry, pain management, pediatrics, pulmonology, radiology and rheumatology. For more information about our philosophy of healthcare, team of physicians and locations, please go to www.premiermedicalassociates.com or call 412-457-0060.