We found 4 pain specialists who accept Anthem PPO near Murrieta, CA.

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Dr Casey Fisher MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
39765 Date Street; Suite #101
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Casey Fisher is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine specialist in San Diego, CA, Poway, CA, and Carlsbad, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include trigger point injections, facet injection, and chronic pain management. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, and Sharp Memorial Hospital. Dr. Fisher welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Selective Nerve Root Block, Chronic Pain Management, Back Problems, Face ... (Read more)

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.78 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
25495 Medical Center Drive; Suite 102
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Jack Druet works as an anesthesiologist and pain doctor. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Druet's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Druet accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Druet speaks Polish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.04 stars out of 5 (37 ratings)
41670 Ivy Street; Suite B
Murrieta, CA

Dr. Andrew Thio's medical specialty is anesthesiology and pain medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Thio is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Thio is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
27412 Enterprise Circle W; Suite 100
Temecula, CA

Dr. Richard Weiner's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and pain medicine; he sees patients in Temecula, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weiner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Weiner (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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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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