Finding Providers
loading

We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Ripu Daman Arora, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1294 W. 6th Street; Suite 202
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Ripu Arora's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Arora average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora's clinical interests include pain management. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Arora is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. For his professional training, Dr. Arora completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Arora is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Ronald Denis Farran, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
23560 Madison Street; Suite 205
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Farran specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease) and practices in Torrance, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of migraine, pain management, and movement disorders. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Farran is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Farran accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Headache, Migraine, Movement Disorders, Pain Management

Dr. Bao Thai Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
3111 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Bao Nguyen is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Nguyen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Rush Medical College and performed his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Fabian A Proano, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3701 Skypark Drive 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Fabian Proano is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Dr. Proano's clinical interests include pain management. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Proano is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Joseph Carl Peck, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 180
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Peck's areas of specialization are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine; he sees patients in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise consist of pain management and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Peck's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Peck welcomes new patients.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Adam M Weitzman, MD
Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
2557 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite A
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Adam Weitzman is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Weitzman include acupressure, substance abuse, and anti-aging. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitzman attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. Dr. Weitzman (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weitzman's office for an appointment.

Read more

Clinical interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Substance Abuse, Holistic Approaches, Acupressure, Massage, Osteopathic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jerrold Christopher Bustos, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
23530 Hawthorne Boulevard; 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jerrold Bustos is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bustos include pain management. Dr. Bustos accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. David H Cho, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Psychology
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Cho is an anesthesiology, pain medicine, and psychology specialist. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Cho accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cho is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Read more

Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Drew Shane Cheng, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3330 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Drew Cheng, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Cheng attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

Read more
Dr. Midhat Qidwai, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Midhat Qidwai's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in San Pedro, CA and Torrance, CA. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Qidwai is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maurice Gross, who practices in San Pedro, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Gross studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Aguirre's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Aguirre accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Denise Brathwaite specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Brathwaite takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

Read more
No Photo
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
23441 Madison Street; #115
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Martin Flynn practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Torrance, CA. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He is a graduate of Rush Medical College.

Read more

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.