- 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. Dr. Khoshsar graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His clinical interests include pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. He speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khoshsar's office for an appointment.
Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment
Dr. Philip Chiou specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chiou completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Kais Alsharif's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. Dr. Alsharif honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and AppleCare Medical Group.