Dr. Lu received her undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Wisconsin and continued her education at New York Medical College, receiving her Doctorate of Medicine. Following medical school, she completed her residency at the University of Virginia and went on to do an interventional pain fellowship at the University of Vermont in Burlington, VT. She practiced both pain management as well as anesthesiology. She enjoyed working in the academic setting including teaching and variety of challenging cases. In 2016, she moved back to Virginia to be closer to her family, and joined the pain management clinic at Carilion.<br/><br/>

Dr. Lu is fully committed to developing a comprehensive, patient centered, and multi-modal approach in treating pain for her patients, especially as opioid epidemic continues in southwest Virginia. She believes in listening to the patients with compassion, and to develop a plan tailored to each patient. Dr. Lu has a goal of helping patients try to improve their functional goals as well as improve their quality of life.
In Practice Since
Thu Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2015
Procedures Performed
Diagnostic discography
Facet joint injections
Genicular nerve ablation
Major joint and bursa injections
Nerve blocks
Radiofrequency ablations
Sacroiliac joint blocks and ablations
Spinal cord stimulation
Spinal nerve root ganglion blocks
Sympathetic ganglion and nerve blocks
Trigger point injections
Affiliations
Carilion Clinic
VTC Affiliate
Specialties
Medical Education
New York Medical College
Undergraduate Education
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Certifications
American Board of Anesthesiology (Pain Management)
American Board of Anesthesiology
Degree
M.D.
Schools
New York Medical College
Internships
University of Virginia
Residencies
University of Virginia
Fellowships
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Interests
Back pain
Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
Failed back surgery syndrome
Joint and arthritis pain
Myofascial pain
Neck pain
Nerve injuries
Post-surgical pain
Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD)
Sacroiliac dysfunction
Spinal stenosis
Given Name
Yaohua
Surname
Lu
Gender
Female
Accepts Children
false
Accepts New Clients
true
Accepts Mychart Appointments
true
Accepts New Appointments
false
Average Rating
4.3
Rating Count
30
Accepts Children
false
Accepts New Clients
true
Accepts MyChart Appointments
true
Accepts New Appointments
false
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Explained Clearly
Explained Clearly Rating
4.4
Listened Carefully Slug
Listened Carefully
Listened Carefully Rating
4.3
Easy Instructions Slug
Easy Instructions
Easy Instructions Rating
4.3
Knew History Slug
Knew Medical History
Knew History Rating
3.9
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Showed Respect
Showed Respect Rating
4.7
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Spent Enough Time
Spent Enough Time Rating
4.3