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We found 5 pain specialists who accept Anthem PPO near Murrieta, CA.

Dr. Casey J Fisher, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
39765 Date Street; Suite #101
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Casey Fisher is a physiatrist and pain doctor in San Diego, CA, Carlsbad, CA, and Poway, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: trigger point injections, facet injection, and chronic pain management. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Ross University School of Medicine, Dr. Fisher completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fisher's practice is open to new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
37964 Pinnacle Court
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Moon Yun practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Los Angeles, CA, Emerald Hills, CA, and Murrieta, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Kyungpook National University School of Medicine and a graduate of Maine Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Yun is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
41670 Ivy Street; Suite B
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Andrew Thio sees patients in Murrieta, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Thio attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Thio is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
27412 Enterprise Circle W; Suite 100
Temecula, CA

Dr. Richard Weiner is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Temecula, CA. Dr. Weiner (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish. He is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Weiner's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Weiner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
25495 Medical Center Drive; Suite 102
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Jack Druet is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Murrieta, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Druet honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Druet speaks Polish.

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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.