We found 25 pain specialists who accept Anthem EPO near Monterey Park, CA.

Dr. Steven Harry. Richeimer, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Steven Richeimer's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Richeimer a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and neck pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and PIH Health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Richeimer attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at VA Wadsworth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Award of Excellence for the USC/Norris CARE Team.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Nerve Problems, Palliative Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret Lou Miller, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Miller's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2 and Keck Hospital of USC. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Miller attended Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Teaching Award - Arthur E. Guedel Faculty Award.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Medication Management

Dr. Linda Jeanne Rever, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Linda Rever is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rever honors. She attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ohio Valley Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Dr. Rever's distinctions include: CRC Freshman Chemistry Award and LAC+USC Medical Center Auxiliary CARES, "Woman in Medicine,". She is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2.

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Clinical interests: Cancer Pain, Neuropathic Pain

Dr. Rakhi Kawatra, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1520 San Pablo Street; Suite 3451
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rakhi Dayal is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her areas of expertise include the following: 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 takes. She graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College. Dr. Dayal trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for her residency. 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. Andrew Gary Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1017 S. Fair Oaks Avenue
Pasadena, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Seltzer's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Van Nuys, CA and Pasadena, CA. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Seltzer include pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Seltzer obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Peter John Roffey, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Critical Care
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Peter Roffey works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and intensivist. Dr. Roffey has a special interest in intensive care and anesthesia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Roffey attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Intensive Care

Dr. Dharmesh S Mehta, MD
Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
623 W Duarte Road; Suite 7
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Dharmesh Mehta works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in Pomona, CA, Covina, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mehta include pain management. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended Government Medical College, Surat and then went on to complete his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and Government Medical College. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Hindi.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Nabil Samir Dahi, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 215
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Nabil Dahi is an interventional pain specialist. Dr. Dahi's clinical interests encompass pain management. Patient ratings for Dr. Dahi average 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Providence Hospital. Dr. Dahi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Dahi is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Jack M Berger, MD, PhD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street; 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jack Berger's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Los Angeles, CA. He attended the University of Bologna Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Berger is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sniderman is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. His professional affiliations include Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Keck Hospital of USC. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Sniderman attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Sniderman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7036 Vera Terrace
San Gabriel, CA
 

Dr. Adam Wong is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and San Gabriel, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Wong speaks Spanish. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine, Other
638 W Duarte Road; Suite 18
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Minehart is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Arcadia, CA. Patients gave Dr. Minehart an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Valle and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Minehart is conversant in Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Talin Evazyan is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Evazyan performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Chan is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Chan studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. These areas are among her clinical interests: pain management and anesthesia. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
880 S Atlantic Boulevard; Suite 205
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Bishop specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Monterey Park, CA. Dr. Bishop studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bishop honors.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1500 San Pablo Street; 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Aseem Hemmad is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. He is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hemmad completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hemmad accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Keck Hospital of USC.

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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.