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

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

Dr. Bao Nguyen is a physiatrist and pain doctor. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include pain management. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, he 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.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Ripu Arora is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Torrance, CA and San Pedro, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Arora is 2.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Arora accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He obtained his medical school training at Guru Nanak Dev University and performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He 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. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Joseph Peck is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. He is especially interested in pain management and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Peck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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. Dr. Peck's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Spine Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sniderman is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Sniderman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Pasadena Magazine - Top Doctor in Pain Medicine; the University of Southern California Department of Anesthesiology Pain Educator Award; and Loyola University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology Intern of the year. He is professionally affiliated with Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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

Dr. Ronald Farran works as a pain specialist and neurologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farran include pain management and movement disorders. Dr. Farran is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Farran is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Movement Disorders, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3701 Skypark Drive 260
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Fabian Proano works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. Clinical interests for Dr. Proano include pain management. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Proano attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Adam Weitzman's area of specialization is interventional pain medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include acupressure, substance abuse, and anti-aging. Dr. Weitzman is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weitzman is accepting new patients.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3330 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Drew Cheng works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Psychology
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 210
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Cho specializes in anesthesiology, pain medicine, and psychology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pain management. Dr. Cho's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
23530 Hawthorne Boulevard; 290
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Jerrold Bustos is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Azusa, CA, Torrance, CA, and Irvine, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Bustos takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Ricardo Aguirre's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aguirre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He speaks Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Midhat Qidwai, who practices in San Pedro, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Qidwai's training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Qidwai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Denise Brathwaite is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maurice Gross is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College.

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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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