- Physical therapy
- Nerve blocks
- Facet injections, which are injections of small amounts of anesthetic into the joints of the spine
- Radiofrequency denervation, or the use of radio waves to stop painful nerves from firing
- Spinal cord stimulation, or the use of electrical currents along the spine to interfere with the transmission of pain signals
- Implanted intrathecal or epidural injection drug delivery systems
We found 3 interventional pain specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross PPO near Long Beach, CA.
Dr. Rostam Khoshsar practices anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Khoshsar include pain management, acupuncture treatment, and chronic pain. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Dr. Khoshsar performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Long Beach Healthcare System and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Khoshsar has an open panel.
Clinical interests: Chronic Pain, Pain Management, Acupuncture Treatment
Dr. Philip Chiou's medical specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and interventional pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chiou is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chiou's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.
Dr. Kais Alsharif is a medical specialist in interventional pain medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Alsharif is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Pain Management Associates.