We found 49 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield PPO 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 is a physician who specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Bajaj's clinical interests: substance abuse, anti-aging, and pain management. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Bajaj completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Bajaj a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajaj takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bajaj include: Patient's Choice Awards; Golden Key National Honor Society; and Most Compassionate Doctor. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Steven Richeimer is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Richeimer accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Richeimer include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Richeimer is affiliated with Keck Medicine of USC and PIH Health.

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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 specializes in pediatric hospice and palliative medicine, pediatric anesthesiology, and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Zeltzer has a special interest in pain management. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Zeltzer has received the following distinction: American Pain Society Honors UCLA's Pediatric Pain Program with Excellence in Pain Management Award. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeltzer's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. She studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Wu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Her areas of expertise include the following: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Wu is conversant in Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, 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)

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

Dr. Eric Hsu works as an anesthesiologist and pain specialist. Dr. Hsu's areas of expertise include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Taipei Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Hsu is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. 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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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Cancer Pain, Pain Management, Back Pain

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

Dr. Ali Sadoughi specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadoughi include back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. Dr. Sadoughi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sadoughi include: Dillon's Award and Regional Anesthesia Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Sadoughi is conversant in Persian. 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, Neuropathic Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Francis Ferrante works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ferrante's areas of expertise include the following: back pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Ferrante attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Ferrante speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Andrew Craig Charles, MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
300 Ucla Medical Plaza; Suite B200
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Charles practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Charles include general neurology and headache. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Charles attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Voted Best Doctors. Dr. Charles is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Headache, General Neurology

Dr. Glenn Martin Lipton, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1450 Cloverfield Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Lipton is an anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine specialist. His clinical interests include pain management. Dr. Lipton attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

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

Dr. Jakun Ing's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include pain management. Dr. Ing is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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 hospital/clinic 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 specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). These areas are among Dr. Johnston's clinical interests: general neurology, thoracic outlet syndrome, and occipital neuralgia. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Johnston honors. She graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for her residency. Dr. Johnston has received professional recognition including the following: UCLA Health System Teaching Humanism Award. She is conversant in 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. Yong-Jian Jian Lin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
8700 Beverly Boulevard; Suite 8211
West Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Yong Lin is an anesthesiologist and pain doctor in West Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Lin graduated from Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lin completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, neck pain, and facet injection. Dr. Lin has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Clinical interests: Neck Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Facet Injection, Neck Problems, Hip Osteoarthritis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Villanueva is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Villanueva is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Kaiser Permanente. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Villanueva (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. Charles Flippen practices pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). His clinical interests include facial pain and headache. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flippen is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Flippen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Maryland. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Flippen has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Voted Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Facial Pain, Headache

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

Dr. Danielle Aufiero sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Her medical specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sports health. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Aufiero is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Aufiero accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health

Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Ornelas specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. Dr. Ornelas accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ornelas is affiliated with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.

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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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