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 is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He works in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Farran's clinical interests: migraine, pain management, and movement disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University. His training includes a residency program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Arora's clinical interests include pain management. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Arora is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Arora (or staff) speaks 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. Kenneth Sterling Bradley, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 590
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Bradley, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in pain medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: migraine, depression, and attention deficit disorder (ADD/ADHD). Dr. Bradley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Bradley attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting 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's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Patients gave Dr. Peck an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in pain management and spine surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Peck is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Proano has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Proano include pain management. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Proano is a graduate of the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Proano trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. He speaks Spanish.

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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 practices interventional pain medicine and psychiatry. His areas of expertise include substance abuse, anti-aging, and migraine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ananth attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Westchester Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ananth is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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

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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. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Khoshsar has a special interest in pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Khoshsar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes 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's specialties are family medicine, interventional pain medicine, and addiction medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chavez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include substance abuse and pain management. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at San Pedro Peninsula Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chavez accepts. He 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 is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Valdez is especially interested in bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery and pain management. His professional affiliations include PIH Health, Lakewood Regional Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Valdez welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

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

Dr. David Wu sees patients in Torrance, CA. His medical specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. 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. Dr. Wu has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wu honors. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Jerrold Bustos' specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Bustos takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and Torrance 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Cheng 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 a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Qidwai accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. 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 is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Manhattan Beach, CA. Dr. Seymore 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.