- Physical therapy
- Nerve blocks
- Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
- Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
- Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
- Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems
We found 3 interventional pain specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Rostam Khoshsar is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. He is especially interested in pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. His professional affiliations include VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khoshsar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Khoshsar is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Khoshsar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.
Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment
Dr. Philip Chiou is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chiou completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiou is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Kais Alsharif's specialty is interventional pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alsharif is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Pain Management Associates, and AppleCare Medical Group.