Dr. Albert Lai, MD

Dr. Albert Lai, MD

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Dr. Albert Lai, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Aliso Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from St George's University School Of Med in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.

2 Journey Ste 200

Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Caremore Medical Group
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Lai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lai treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lai treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Lai's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Acute Postoperative Pain
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis
Ataxia
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Botox® Injection
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Bursitis
Cancer Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
Cervical Facet Joint Injection
Cervical Medial Branch Block
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pain Management
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Discography
Dorsal Column Stimulation
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epidural Injection
Epidural Steroid Injections
Facet Block
Facet Joint Injection
Facet Joint Pain
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Ganglion Cyst
Hand Conditions
Headache
Heel Spur
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Joint Injection
Joint Pain
Knee Disorders
Knee Pain
Kyphoplasty
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
Lumbar Herniated Disc
Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
Lumbar Radiculopathy
Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
Medication Management
Migraine
Morton's Neuroma
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Neck Pain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Blocks
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Pain Management
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
Polyneuropathy
Postherpetic Neuralgia
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Radiofrequency Ablation
Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacroiliac Joint Injection
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Steroid Injection
Tension Headache
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Torticollis
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our goal at Centers of Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine is to restore the patients functional ability, physically, emotionally and socially through a comprehensive inter-disciplinary team approach. We believe a return to a productive life is achievable with the complete knowledge and utilization of pain, stress-reducing strategies and the minimum effective dose of appropriate medications.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • 2004
    Tufts New England Med Center
    Residency Hospital
    2004
  • 2001
    University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston
    Internship Hospital
    2001
  • 2000
    St George's University School Of Med
    Medical School
    2000
  • 1994
    University Of California, Irvine
    Undergraduate School
    1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Lai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lai

3.2

Based on 50 reviews

5 Stars
46%
(23)
4 Stars
10%
(5)
3 Stars
2%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
42%
(21)

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Looking for a GOOD doctor? Then DON'T come to this doctor or his office. WORST service i have ever recieved from a doctor or his office. I called for eight weeks straight leaving messages for Sofia (she is the one who schedules procedure dates) and even left messages in their general mailbox and...Read More
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Dr.Lai is always asking and wanting me to sale my Works Comp. Ins. He wants me to bill SSDI for Back Injury. I still have go there it sucks.
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Dr. Lai is excellent. In the last couple of years he has gotten rid of his inept front desk staff and has a great guy in the front now.
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Dr. Lai is a good pain management physician, and he knows his stuff. I have always been treated with kindness and caring by him. I have several painful conditions, and he is always patient & understanding. And, if you have back pain - he will diagnose it and treat it. Some doctors can't figure that...Read More
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Horrible doctor. I've been dealing with chronic pain for more than 10 years and never seen an office like his. The office staff will lie and treat you like crap. I seen him for a few years and in that time I was treated like a car payment. Good luck seeing the dr. Most of the time you will see some...Read More
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AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Caremore Medical Group
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Health Net
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Travelers
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Food and Commercial Workers
United Food and Commercial Workers WC
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
WellPoint

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