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 medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Arora include pain management. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Arora honors. Dr. Arora attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University. For his professional training, Dr. Arora completed a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Dr. Arora welcomes 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 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 accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Farran completed his residency training 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Farran's office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Fabian Proano is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Dr. Proano attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Proano include pain management. Dr. Proano is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Proano speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Proano's 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 is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine and psychiatry. These areas are among Dr. Ananth's clinical interests: substance abuse, anti-aging, and migraine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Ananth attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Peck's office for an appointment.

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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 works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in Long Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Khoshsar attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Khoshsar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His areas of expertise include the following: pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Khoshsar is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khoshsar is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 590
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Bradley sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradley include migraine, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Bradley attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradley is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Rick Chavez specializes in family medicine, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine and practices in Redondo Beach, CA. Dr. Chavez's areas of clinical interest consist of substance abuse and pain management. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chavez has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse, Pain Management

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

Dr. Vincent Valdez's area of specialization is pain medicine. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Valdez's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. His professional affiliations include PIH Health and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Valdez honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Valdez attended medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Drew Cheng's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheng takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

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

Dr. Jerrold Bustos is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Bustos is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bustos trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Midhat Qidwai's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He practices in San Pedro, CA and Torrance, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Qidwai honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Castoria Seymore's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Manhattan Beach, CA. Dr. Seymore 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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