Dr. Alan Chen, MD

Dr. Alan Chen, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 43
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Dr. Alan Chen, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Auburn, WA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 15 years. Read his story

122 3rd St NE

Auburn, WA 98002

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Chen's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "Dr. Chen is a non- surgical double board certified Physiatrist and Pain Specialist. He completed his fellowship training at UCLA's pain fellowship program and is also trained in performing Electrodiagnostic studies. In addition, he received Accreditation as a Medical Acupuncturist from UCLA. He has published numerous studies in physician journals and received National Awards for his clinic expertise. "

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chen "I consider myself an advocate for my patients and genuinely love to help people. I do my best to treat every patient as I would like to be treated. "


  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Muscle Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Work-Related Injuries


  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Tufts University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • Uc Irvine
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chen to family and friends
based on 26 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Chen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (10)
Spanaway, WA |
I wouldn't recommend Dr. Chen to anyone!! He's not compassionate at all and isn't a good Dr at all.
in Auburn wash. |
When I came in to dr. Chens office I could hardly walk or do much at home. He helped me through one of the darkest periods in my life. Not only through pain management but other ways such as a book on how to meditate and trigger point injections and other ways to deal with my pain. I can say pain no longer rules my life. I sincerely think dr. Chen is a great doctor and caring person. Thank you dr. Chen Dana and your awesome staff.
in Bonney Lake, WA |
Dr. Chen has been fantastic when dealing with my pain from a Car accident Injury. He's performed multiple Trigger Point injections and 2 Ablations all in my neck area. He's very friendly and personable, I would definitely recommend him to anyone seeking help when dealing with a pain issue.
in Enumclaw, WA |
I am 75 years old and consider Dr. Chen the best Doctor I ever had. He is extremely kind, listens to his patient shows a lot of empathy, it would be great more Doctors would be like him, I am very lucky to have found him.
in Auburn, WA |
I've been a patient of Dr. Chen's for about 4 years now. He's amazing!! Unlike other doctors I've had, he has empathy for his patients. He works hard and does whatever he can to help. He also considers each person's own situation before coming up with a solution. He listens and asks for feedback. I highly recommend him!! He has helped me through so much! He's an amazing doctor and you can tell that he loves his job!
in Auburn, WA |
Dr Chen’s treatment of my pain issue has been excellent and has greatly improved my quality of life. When I first went to his office I had severe pain in my neck, right shoulder and arm. I had very little strength in the arm and hand grip. Through his diagnosis of my issues: with minor surgery, epidurals, trigger point injections, physical therapy and massage therapy he has help me restored my abilities to perform my day to day activities with little pain.
in Bonney Lake |
Dr Chen is the best!!!!! He is extremely thorough, patient, knowledgeable and kind. His staff is very professional and warm. I would recommend Dr. Chen to family and friends with a 5 star rating.
in Tacoma, WA |
He's kind and he listens to your problems. Easy to talk to.
in Kent, WA |
I am an active senior hampered by back and elbow issues. Through Dr. Chen's care I have been able to continue running and swimming with plans on joining a masters swim team in January.
Puyallup, WA |
Dr Chen used to spend a considerable amount of time reviewing a patients symptoms, chronic pain, & listen to the patient. In the past year, Dr. Chen's philosophy on care has changed from focusing on the patients to focusing on the DEA mandates & how sorry we patients should feel that he has to do extra steps for the DEA in order to manage our care. He is a different DR from 2 years ago and I will not recommend his care. He doesn't trust his patients, doesn't listen to their symptoms.
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Dr. Chen accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • First Choice Health
  • Humana
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Preferred Provider Network PPN
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Chen has admitting privileges

Multicare Auburn Medical Center
202 N Division St
Auburn, WA 98001
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