Dr. Albert Lai, MD

Dr. Albert Lai, MD

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Age 46
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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)
  • 13 More

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Top Care Areas

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Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lai "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."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

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

96  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Back Pain
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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lai has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lai's Reviews

3.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lai to family and friends
50 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

  • 5
    (23)
  • 4
    (5)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (21)

Dr. Lai's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

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...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...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...more
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