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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 sees patients in Northridge, CA. His medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. His areas of expertise include migraine, pain management, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shabtai graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Shabtai speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Andrew Gary Seltzer, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
14600 Sherman Way; Suite 250
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Seltzer's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Seltzer's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Seltzer is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Le studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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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. She is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Maani is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. Dr. Maani (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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

Dr. Paramdeep Bhasin practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Hayward, CA and Northridge, CA. After completing medical school at Kasturba Medical College, Dr. Bhasin performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with St. Rose Hospital.

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

Dr. Paul Rodricks sees patients in Encino, CA and Sherman Oaks, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rodricks is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Tai Lee is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Paul Johnson is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnson accepts. After attending the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada.

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

Dr. Johnny Harrison works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. She attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For her professional training, Dr. Harrison completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Harrison honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrison is affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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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 specialist in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and emergency medicine. He works in Mission Hills, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Arfai average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arfai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of The National University of Iran.

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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. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Galido honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Naguib Khan practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Encino, CA. Dr. Khan honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of 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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Kyureghian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Hebrew, and Sign Language. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Kyureghian takes Blue Shield, Child Health Plus, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Prakob Vassantachart specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vassantachart studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Thai.

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

Dr. Shahin Ebrahimian's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His professional affiliations include Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ebrahimian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ebrahimian's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

Dr. Imad Rasool is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Dr. Rasool attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He speaks Arabic.

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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.