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We found 10 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Fullerton, CA.

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Specializes in Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
1736 W Medical Center Drive; Suite B
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Chin Kim is a physician who specializes in pain medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Dr. Fred E Nowroozi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1501 N Placentia Avenue
Placentia, CA
 

Dr. Fred Nowroozi specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Placentia, CA. He is especially interested in spinal pain, headache, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Nowroozi is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Nowroozi attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Nowroozi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Spinal Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerry Lee Fralick, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; Suite 310
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Jerry Fralick, who practices in Fullerton, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fralick honors. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3033 W Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Bich Dang's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Dang attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 N Rose Drive
Placentia, CA
 

Dr. Phani Paruchuri's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Paruchuri is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Paruchuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi.

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Dr. Carl A Hess, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1006 W La Palma Avenue
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Carl Hess specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Hess honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hess studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for his residency. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Spine Surgery Procedures

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; Suite 310
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. William Ko practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Fullerton, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; Suite 310
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Zepeda practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Zepeda is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 W Bastanchury Road; Suite 175
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Wei Kwok sees patients in Fullerton, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Kwok is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15141 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 130
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Heiman is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Heiman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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What is Pain Medicine?

Pain medicine is a specialty closely related to, but separate from, anesthesiology. Whereas anesthesiologists typically work to relieve a patient’s pain during surgery or another medical procedure, pain medicine specialists work to relieve their patients’ pain as they are out living their lives.

Pain medicine specialists treat patients who have acute or chronic pain. The pain may be a symptom of their problem (e.g. they are hurting because they were in a car accident), or the pain may be the problem itself (e.g. they are having migraine headaches). The pain specialist’s goal is to prevent pain from interfering with a patient’s quality of life.

Pain medicine specialists must have a thorough understanding of the physiology of pain, how it is caused, and what effects it has on the body. A good pain medicine specialist is able to evaluate patients who are hurting and who may not always be able to communicate their problems very well. To gain more information about their patients’ condition, pain medicine physicians can interpret specialized imaging tests. Using this information, pain medicine specialists must be able to prescribe a balanced treatment plan.

There are several treatments that pain medicine specialists may use to alleviate pain for their patients. They can prescribe medication, perform certain procedures, and refer patients to rehabilitation services. Often they will recommend multiple treatment methods to be used simultaneously. Some of these pain treatments include:
  • Implantable devices (intrathecal pump, spinal cord stimulator)
  • Injections (corticosteroids)
  • Medications (Percocet, Vicodin)
  • Nerve blocks (anesthetic injected into a nerve)
  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery
  • Alternative medicine therapies, such as biofeedback, acupuncture, and hypnosis

Being in pain takes away your enjoyment of life. It can lead to depression and stop you from engaging in even everyday activities. Because pain can’t be seen or tested for, it is sometimes overlooked by others. A pain medicine specialist works to safely restore your quality of life.