We found 35 pain specialists who accept Anthem near Beverly Hills, CA.

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Dr. Akash Bajaj, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 3376
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Akash Bajaj practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine in Santa Monica, CA and Marina Del Rey, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Bajaj include substance abuse, anti-aging, and pain management. Patients rated Dr. Bajaj highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His distinctions include: Patient's Choice Awards; Golden Key National Honor Society; and Most Compassionate Doctor. Dr. Bajaj is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bajaj is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Substance Abuse, Anti-Aging, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Pain Management

Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
9730 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 110
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Beny Charchian's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Charchian speaks Persian. His clinical interests encompass pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Charchian accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Charchian is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Irene I-Lan Wu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Irene Wu is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Her clinical interests include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. Dr. Wu is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Wu attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. She speaks Mandarin.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Neuropathic Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lonnie Kaye Zeltzer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
200 Med Plaza; Suite 265
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Lonnie Zeltzer is a medical specialist in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. In her practice, Dr. Zeltzer focuses on pain management. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Zeltzer is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Zeltzer attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. Zeltzer has received the distinction of American Pain Society Honors UCLA's Pediatric Pain Program with Excellence in Pain Management Award. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
137 N. Larchmont Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Steven Richeimer's specialties are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Richeimer's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Keck Medicine of USC and PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Specializes in Psychiatry & Neurology, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
444 S. San Vicente Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Viliam Furdik practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. In his practice, Dr. Furdik focuses on pain management and radiofrequency ablation. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net. He graduated from National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Furdik speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Radiofrequency Ablation, Pain Management

Dr. Francis Michael Ferrante, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Francis Ferrante's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. Dr. Ferrante accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ferrante studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Pain Management, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jakun Willard Ing, MPH, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
757 Westwood Plaza; Suite 3325
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Jakun Ing is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ing include pain management. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Ing obtained his medical school training at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr. Mollie Maureen Johnston, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
300 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Mollie Johnston is a specialist in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). She works in Los Angeles, CA. Her clinical interests include general neurology, thoracic outlet syndrome, and occipital neuralgia. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Johnston graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Johnston has received the distinction of UCLA Health System Teaching Humanism Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Pain, Facial Pain, Headache, Clinical Trials, Botox Injection, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Shen-Zen Hsu, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Eric Hsu is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hsu include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. Dr. Hsu's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hsu graduated from Taipei Medical University. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Pain Management, Back Pain

Dr. John A.G. Villanueva, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
10640 Riverside Drive
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. John Villanueva is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Villanueva (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Villanueva graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and more. He has an open panel.

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Dr. Ali Reza Reza Sadoughi, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Sadoughi's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He graduated from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Sadoughi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. Dr. Sadoughi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Dillon's Award and Regional Anesthesia Teacher of the Year Award. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Sadoughi's professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Spinal Cord Stimulator, Neuropathic Pain, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
11600 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Ehsan works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and family medicine practitioner in Los Angeles, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehsan takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Central University of the East School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University for residency. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
10780 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Danielle Aufiero is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Her clinical interests encompass sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Aufiero is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aufiero accepts. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aufiero has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
300 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Charles Flippen's specialties are pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Dr. Flippen attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland for residency. He is especially interested in facial pain and headache. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Flippen include: Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Flippen is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache

Dr. Christine Hyun Ju Lee, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
757 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christine Lee works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her clinical interests include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Dr. Lee attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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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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