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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 specializes in pain medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine and practices in Anaheim, CA. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, 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 works as a physiatrist and pain specialist. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise consist of spinal pain, headache, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Nowroozi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Nowroozi trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Nowroozi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and Placentia-Linda Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Fralick is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Ross University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Bich Dang specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Dang is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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

Dr. Phani Paruchuri, who practices in Placentia, CA and Yorba Linda, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Paruchuri accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He is a graduate of Osmania Medical College. 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Anaheim, CA and Fullerton, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hess include pain management. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Hess trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin for 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 is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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 practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Zepeda honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Wei Kwok's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kwok 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 works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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.