We found 53 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Northridge, CA.

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
14600 Sherman Way; Suite 250
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Seltzer is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Seltzer is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Seltzer attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Seltzer's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Seltzer honors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Viet Khac Phan Le, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7300 Medical Center Drive
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Viet Le is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in West Hills, CA and Glendale, CA. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Le performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Roya Maani specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Maani is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16311 Ventura Boulevard; #1280
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Paul Rodricks works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Rodricks has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Tai Lee is a Van Nuys, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7230 Medical Center Drive; Suite #500
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Paul Johnson works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Paramdeep Bhasin is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Bhasin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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Dr. Johnny Ruth Harrison, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Harrison, who practices in Northridge, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrison honors. Dr. Harrison attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15107 Vanowen Street
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Juan Galido is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Galido honors. He studied medicine at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
16501 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 103
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Naguib Khan specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Khan studied medicine at Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
14850 Roscoe Boulevard
Panorama City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Kyureghian specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kyureghian (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. Dr. Kyureghian graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Dr. Charles J Park, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
7300 Medical Center Drive
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Charles Park works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in West Hills, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Park attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Park (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Prakob Vassantachart is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vassantachart honors. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He speaks Thai.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
18300 Roscoe Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Shahin Ebrahimian works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ebrahimian is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8331 Reseda Boulevard
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Imad Rasool is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Northridge, CA. Dr. Rasool is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Specializes in Physiatry, General Practice, Pain Medicine, Otolaryngology
19100 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 16
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Mohsen Moghaddam is a physiatrist, general practitioner, and pain doctor in Tarzana, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moghaddam attended medical school at Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Moghaddam (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian.

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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.
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