We found 17 pain specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Torrance, CA.

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Dr. Ripu Daman Arora, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
22910 Crenshaw Boulevard A
Torrance, 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
2808 Columbia Street
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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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 590
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Bradley is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bradley include depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD), and pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Bradley is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment, Anxiety Disorders

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

Dr. Kartik Ananth is an interventional pain medicine and psychiatry specialist in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: substance abuse, anti-aging, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ananth takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Westchester Medical Center, Dr. Ananth attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Anti-Aging, Spine Problems, Pain Management, Alzheimer's ... (Read more)

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. He is especially interested in pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. His professional affiliations include VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khoshsar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Khoshsar is a graduate of 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. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment

Dr. Christopher John Charbonnet, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3220 Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 201
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Charbonnet specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Charbonnet is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and AppleCare Medical Group. Dr. Charbonnet honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Charbonnet (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Vincent Valdez practices pain medicine in Torrance, CA, Downey, CA, and Whittier, CA. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Valdez's areas of expertise consist of bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Valdez performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include PIH Health, AppleCare Medical Group, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
4101 Torrance Boulevard
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. John Jordan practices interventional pain medicine, neuroradiology, and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Jordan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Wu is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He works in Torrance, CA. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He studied medicine at 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wu is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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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
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 Interventional Pain Medicine
510 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 209
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Rick Chavez is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. Dr. Chavez accepts the following insurance: Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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