We found 14 pain specialists who accept Blue Shield PPO near San Pedro, CA.

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Dr Bao Thai Nguyen MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (37 ratings)
3111 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA

Dr. Bao Nguyen practices physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. Dr. Nguyen's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in pain management. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rush Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr Joseph Carl Peck MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine
Average rating 2.73 stars out of 5 (17 ratings)
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 180
Torrance, CA

Dr. Joseph Peck's specialties are physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) and pain medicine. He practices in Torrance, CA. He is especially interested in pain management and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Peck's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Peck completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management, Spine Surgery Procedures

Ripu Daman Arora MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 1.0 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
22910 Crenshaw Boulevard; Suite A
Torrance, CA

Dr. Ripu Arora specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine and practices in Torrance, CA and San Pedro, CA. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arora's clinical interests encompass pain management. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, Dr. Arora attended Guru Nanak Dev University for medical school. Dr. Arora (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 1.5 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3445 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite 300
Torrance, CA

Dr. Michael Sniderman, who practices in Torrance, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sniderman graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sniderman include: Pasadena Magazine - Top Doctor in Pain Medicine; the University of Southern California Department of Anesthesiology Pain Educator Award; and Loyola University Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology Intern of the year.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
Average rating 3.7 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
3701 Skypark Drive 260
Torrance, CA

Dr. Fabian Proano's specialties are anesthesiology and pain medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Proano has a special interest in pain management. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Proano is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Proano is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Dr Ronald Denis Farran MD
Specializes in Pain Medicine, Other, Neurology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
23560 Madison Street; Suite 205
Torrance, CA

Dr. Ronald Farran is a physician who specializes in pain medicine and neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Farran include migraine, pain management, and movement disorders. Dr. Farran is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After completing medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Farran welcomes new patients.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Movement Disorders, Pain Management

Adam M Weitzman MD
Specializes in General Practice, Interventional Pain Medicine, Internal Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
2557 Pacific Coast Highway; Suite A
Torrance, CA

Dr. Adam Weitzman works as a general practitioner and interventional pain specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Weitzman's clinical interests: scars, pain management, and venous disease. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital and Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Weitzman attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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Clinical interests: Venous Disease, Scars, Pain Management, Botox for Migraine

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
3330 Lomita Boulevard
Torrance, CA

Dr. Drew Cheng's areas of specialization are anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Cheng completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Psychology
25550 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 210
Torrance, CA

Dr. David Cho works as an anesthesiologist, pain doctor, and psychologist in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. He has a special interest in pain management. Dr. Cho accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
23530 Hawthorne Boulevard; 290
Torrance, CA

Dr. Jerrold Bustos is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Bustos attended Ross University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA

Dr. Ricardo Aguirre is an anesthesiology and pain medicine specialist in San Pedro, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguirre graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA

Dr. Midhat Qidwai works as an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist in San Pedro, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Qidwai is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Qidwai attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA

Dr. Denise Brathwaite is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. She works in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Brathwaite honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
1300 W 7th Street
San Pedro, CA

Dr. Maurice Gross is an anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Gross graduated from Meharry Medical College.

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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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