We found 12 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Fullerton, CA.

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Dr Fred E Nowroozi MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.56 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1501 N Placentia Avenue
Placentia, CA

Dr. Fred Nowroozi works as a physiatrist and pain specialist in Placentia, CA. Dr. Nowroozi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is especially interested in spinal pain, headache, and musculoskeletal problems. Dr. Nowroozi is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He obtained his medical school training at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nowroozi takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Headache, Spinal Pain, Chronic Pain Management, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Pain Manag ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3033 W Orange Avenue
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Bich Dang's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Dang attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. She takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Dr Carl Hess MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.87 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
270 Laguna Road; Suite 220
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Carl Hess practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hess include pain management. Dr. Hess has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
1736 W Medical Center Drive; Suite B
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Chin Kim is a specialist in pain medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, and sports medicine. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Japanese.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; Suite 310
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Arthur Zepeda is an anesthesiologist and pain specialist in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Zepeda graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; Suite 310
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Jerry Fralick is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in Fullerton, CA. Dr. Fralick honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; Suite 310
Fullerton, CA

Dr. William Ko's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ko is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1301 N Rose Drive
Placentia, CA

Dr. Phani Paruchuri practices anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Paruchuri is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. Dr. Paruchuri (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1717 E Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA

Dr. Pedro Alupay specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school, Dr. Alupay completed his residency training at Youngstown Hospital Association. Dr. Alupay (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
301 W Bastanchury Road; Suite 175
Fullerton, CA

Dr. Wei Kwok's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. He practices in Fullerton, CA. He studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.66 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1717 E Lincoln Avenue
Anaheim, CA

Dr. John Ogai is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. Dr. Ogai's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ogai include pain management. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ogai is a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
15141 Whittier Boulevard; Suite 130
Whittier, CA

Dr. Thomas Heiman, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine.

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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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