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We found 54 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Northridge, CA.

Dr. Michael Shabtai, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
17075 Devonshire Street; Suite 107
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Shabtai is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Shabtai is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center's residency program. In his practice, he is particularly interested in migraine, pain management, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. In addition to English, Dr. Shabtai speaks Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Pain Management

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

Dr. Andrew Seltzer is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Seltzer has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Seltzer attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Seltzer speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Roya Maani is a Northridge, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maani honors. Dr. Maani graduated from Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Paramdeep Bhasin sees patients in Hayward, CA and Northridge, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Bhasin is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bhasin completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Bhasin is professionally affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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

Dr. Paul Rodricks' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Encino, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Rodricks average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Rodricks attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Tai Lee's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine
11550 Indian Hills Road; Suite 340
Mission Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kiumars Arfai is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and emergency medicine. Dr. Arfai's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He studied medicine at The National University of Iran.

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

Dr. Paul Johnson's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine; he sees patients in West Hills, CA. He graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Johnny Harrison is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. She works in Northridge, CA. Dr. Harrison accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Juan Galido is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Galido attended medical school 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 sees patients in Encino, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Khan is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and Bangalore University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

Dr. Viet Le specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Dr. Le attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Prakob Vassantachart's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Northridge, CA. He speaks Thai. Dr. Vassantachart studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Shahin Ebrahimian is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Northridge, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ebrahimian trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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

Dr. Imad Rasool's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Northridge, CA. Dr. Rasool is conversant in Arabic. He attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 specialist. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Moghaddam is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tabriz University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Moghaddam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.