We found 14 pain specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Torrance, CA.

Dr. Ripu Daman Arora, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
22910 Crenshaw Boulevard A
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ripu Arora's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Arora takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Arora's education and training includes medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include 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. Ronald Denis Farran, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
23560 Madison Street; Suite 205
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ronald Farran's areas of specialization are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Farran's areas of expertise include the following: migraine, pain management, and movement disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Farran's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kenneth Sterling Bradley, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 590
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Bradley is a specialist in pain medicine. He works in Torrance, CA. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradley's clinical interests include migraine, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Bradley studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Headache, Migraine, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Fabian Proano is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Torrance, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Proano's clinical interests include pain management. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Proano accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Psychiatry
23000 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite #100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kartik Ananth's medical specialty is interventional pain medicine and psychiatry. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ananth include substance abuse, anti-aging, and migraine. Dr. Ananth is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ananth is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Substance Abuse, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Anti-Aging, Spine Problems, Pain ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Carl Peck, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
2808 Columbia Street
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Peck's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Torrance, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Peck include pain management and spine surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Peck average 2.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peck accepts. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Peck trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Peck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Spine Surgery Procedures

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3661 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Rostam Khoshsar is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khoshsar graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Khoshsar is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Rick Chavez, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, Interventional Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine
510 N Prospect Avenue; #307
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Rick Chavez is a physician who specializes in family medicine, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine. Before performing his residency at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, Dr. Chavez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of substance abuse and pain management. Dr. Chavez is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chavez is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse, Pain Management

Dr. Vincent J Valdez, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3220 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Valdez's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Torrance, CA, Downey, CA, and Whittier, CA. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Valdez's clinical interests: bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. The average patient rating for Dr. Valdez is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Valdez's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1408 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. David Wu is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
22760 Hawthorne Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Drew Cheng practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Torrance, CA. Dr. Cheng's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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

Dr. Jerrold Bustos specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bustos honors.

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

Dr. Midhat Qidwai is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Qidwai is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1200 Rosecrans Ave 208
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Castoria Seymore practices anesthesiology and pain medicine in Manhattan Beach, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from 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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