We found 31 pain specialists who accept Anthem PPO near Garden Grove, CA.

Dr. Ariana Marie Marciniec, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ariana Nelson, who practices in Tustin, CA, Irvine, CA, and Orange, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Nelson takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Nelson attended the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Clinical interests: Hip Pain, Nerve Problems, Knee Pain, Chronic Back Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Fractures

Dr. Rakhi Kawatra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Rakhi Dayal is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Los Angeles, CA, Orange, CA, and Tustin, CA. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dayal include complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), spinal pain, and neuropathic pain. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dayal accepts. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Spinal Pain, Cancer Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Shalini Suresh Shah, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Shalini Shah works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Irvine, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Shah takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Her distinctions include: Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; FAER scholar; and grant - American Society of Anesthesiology. Dr. Shah (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Medication Management, Lower Back Pain, Intrathecal Pain Pump Implantation, Chronic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle Perret Karimi, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
333 City Boulevard W; Suite #2150
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Danielle Karimi's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. She trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for her residency. Dr. Karimi is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received distinctions including Graduate Medical Education Service Award; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Karimi is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Pain, Pelvic Pain, Spine Problems, Chronic Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Pain Management

Dr. Shermeen Bejan Vakharia, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Shermeen Vakharia's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Vakharia (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Vakharia is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University for residency. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

Dr. Reza Mahrou, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 305
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Reza Mahrou sees patients in Irvine, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Mahrou studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mahrou include pain management. Dr. Mahrou is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Navid Alem, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Navid Alem is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Alem attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Alem honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center.

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Dr. Jane C Ahn, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jane Ahn is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Ahn performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York.

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Dr. Matthew Eugene Harris, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1110 W La Palma Avenue; Suite 2
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Harris, who practices in Laguna Hills, CA, Anaheim, CA, and Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris accepts. Dr. Harris graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Harris completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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Dr. Kais I Alsharif, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
1110 W La Palma Avenue; Suite 2
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Kais Alsharif works as an interventional pain specialist in Long Beach, CA, Anaheim, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Alsharif attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alsharif is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
12601 Garden Grove Boulevard
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. James Lee practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Garden Grove, CA. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lee studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Medicine 1, Yangon. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lee is conversant in Burmese.

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Dr. Armen Garo Chalian, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1100 W Stewart Drive
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Armen Chalian's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chalian's clinical interests include pain management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He speaks Armenian. Dr. Chalian is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Medhat Fouad Mikhael, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16787 Beach Boulevard; Suite 276
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Medhat Mikhael is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Mikhael attended medical school at Mansoura University Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Dr. Michael Scott Schneider, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
6771 Warner Avenue; Suite 1788
Huntington Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Schneider sees patients in Long Beach, CA, Huntington Beach, CA, and Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Schneider attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
13153 Brookhurst Street
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Phong Vu's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Anthem, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vu accepts. He studied medicine at Pierre and Marie Curie University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vu completed residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

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Dr. Amir Abbas Pouradib, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
1110 W La Palma Avenue; Suite 2
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Amir Pouradib, who practices in Long Beach, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pouradib takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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.