We found 20 pain specialists who accept Anthem Blue Cross of California near Santa Monica, CA.

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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
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, 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
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 860w, Ucla Department of Anesthesiology
Santa Monica, 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
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, 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. Jakun Willard Ing, MPH, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, 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
200 Med 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)

Specializes in Pain Medicine, Neurology
300 Medical Plaza; #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

Dr. Christine Hyun Ju Lee, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
1245 16th Street; Suite 225
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Christine Lee, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Lee has indicated that her clinical interests include pain management. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Lee attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Clinical interests: Pain Management

Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, Family Medicine
11600 Venice Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Reza Ehsan works as an anesthesiologist, pain specialist, and family medicine physician. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Patient ratings for Dr. Ehsan average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Ehsan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Dr. Jae Hwan Jung, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Pain Medicine, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1131 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 100
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jae Jung is a specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), pain medicine, and spine surgery. Dr. Jung's clinical interests include thoracic outlet syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cervical (neck) spine problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Dr. Jung attended medical school at New York Medical College. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Sports Health, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Washington Bryan II, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
11669 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 110
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Washington Bryan is a specialist in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bryan include migraine, stress management, and pain management. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Clinical interests: Migraine, Headache, Musculoskeletal Problems, Nutrition Issues, Scalp Acupuncture, Ear Acupuncture, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Takyeh Chalabi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
10833 Le Conte Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. John Chalabi is a pediatric anesthesiologist and pain specialist. 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. Dr. Chalabi trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Chalabi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Persian and Turkish.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Harkirat Chahal is a medical specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chahal is a graduate of Kasturba Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chahal trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Chahal (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Specializes in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine
3828 Delmas Terrace
Culver City, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kelly is a specialist in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly honors.

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Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
8610 S Sepulveda Boulevard; Suite 207
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Rebecca Kerr specializes in interventional pain medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Kerr attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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