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

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

Dr. Fred Nowroozi sees patients in Placentia, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave Dr. Nowroozi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of spinal pain, headache, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nowroozi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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, who practices in Anaheim, CA, is a medical specialist in pain medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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

Dr. Bich Dang is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Dang is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. She is a graduate of 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Paruchuri (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. He attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. Dr. Paruchuri honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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 and practices in Anaheim, CA and Fullerton, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Hess attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. Dr. Hess's clinical interests include pain management. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hess accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is professionally 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. Jerry Fralick specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Fralick is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. William Ko's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Ko takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Arthur Zepeda, who practices in Fullerton, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zepeda accepts.

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

Dr. Wei Kwok's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at 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 a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Heiman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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.