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

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 doctor and neurologist in Torrance, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Farran include migraine, pain management, and movement disorders. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Farran graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Farran's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Ripu Arora sees patients in Torrance, CA and San Pedro, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Guru Nanak Dev University and then he performed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Arora focuses on pain management. Patients gave Dr. Arora an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Kenneth Bradley is a medical specialist in pain medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Patient reviews placed Dr. Bradley at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bradley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Peck specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine and practices in Torrance, CA. Dr. Peck's clinical interests encompass pain management and spine surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Peck average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Peck attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Peck's 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: Pain Management, Spine Surgery Procedures

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

Dr. Fabian Proano is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Proano include pain management. Dr. Proano is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Proano's 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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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

Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD
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 migraine. Dr. Ananth's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ananth is open to new patients. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Westchester Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Substance Abuse, Migraine, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Anti-Aging, Spine Problems, Pain ... (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. Before completing his residency at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital, Dr. Chavez attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Chavez's areas of clinical interest consist of substance abuse and pain management. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chavez is accepting 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. Dr. Valdez's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Valdez takes. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is affiliated with PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Valdez is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Rostam Khoshsar is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Khoshsar attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Wu is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Wu is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Jerrold Bustos is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Azusa, CA, Torrance, CA, and Irvine, CA. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bustos attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bustos completed a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Drew Cheng's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Cheng trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA.

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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 in San Pedro, CA and Torrance, CA. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Qidwai's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He 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's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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.