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 15 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

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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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No malpractice claims found for California
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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
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • 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 Dislocation
  • 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
2001
University Of Texas Med Branch Galveston
Internship Hospital
2000
St George's University School Of Med
Medical School
1994
University Of California, Irvine
Undergraduate School
2004
2001
2000
1994

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
42%
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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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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
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CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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