Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

Interventional Pain MedicineMaleAge 51

Interventional Pain Medicine

Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD is an Interventional Pain Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of Health Sciences in 1998. He is affiliated with Los Robles Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD

Orthopedic Pain Specialists, Santa Monica, CA

1451 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Telehealth services available

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Excellent And Compassionate Doctor
I am a relatively new patient of Dr. Hersel's. He has already helped me with one of my problems and has assured me that I can count on him to improve an additional issue that I have. He is an excellent doctor as well as very kind and completely genuine in his compassion for his patients and desire to improve the quality of our lives. I'm so grateful that an orthopedic doctor referred him to me and looking forward to returning to a pain free life
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Sheree L – Jul 21, 2022
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BEST DOCTOR EVER!
I have been seeing Dr Hersel for over 15 years. I have never encountered a Doctor who will go to the ends of the earth to try to figure out how he can help you. He is truly my angel on earth. He has changed my life forever for the better. I am doing things I haven’t been able to do in years. He listens and is so compassionate and super intelligent. I am honored to be a patient of his. I am so grateful for him!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Karen Brahney – Apr 27, 2022
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Considering surgery? See him first!
I was diagnosed with facet syndrome (basically, osteoarthritis) in my lumbar area. At first I tried chiropractic and acupuncture; both seemed to work for awhile. Next I visited a a neurosurgeon who strongly advised me to try more conservative approaches before considering surgery. For several years I've been seeing Dr. Hersel to manage the pain. With the radio frequency ablation (“RFA”) procedures that he uses, I'm good for up to 6 months or more between treatments. He's been a great benefit in helping me lead a more normal life without constant back pain. For anyone contemplating invasive back surgery I highly recommend that you first speak with Dr.Hersel to see if he can help with your particular condition. Besides RFA he has several other procedures available, one of which might be better suited for you. You’ll also appreciate his realistic, practical attitude and congenial bedside manner. I consider myself very fortunate to have found Dr. Hersel and his clinic, PMIR.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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LapSwimmer – Apr 27, 2022
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Dr. Hersel is amazing! You will feel truly heard!
Dr. Hersel is amazing! He really listens and he is the first Doctor that has really helped me with my back pain. I recommend him to everyone!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Lorin M – Apr 09, 2022
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Always listens and explains things.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Joan Gand – Jan 22, 2022
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Dr. Hersel is the best doctor I have ever gone to. He is caring, sympathetic, knowledgeable and thinks outside the box. I highly recommend Dr. Hersel.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mark M. – Oct 23, 2021
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Dr. Hersel does not give up. He continues to look for pain solutions where all other doctors have given up. He also seems to genuinely care about providing relief. He is very skilled and knowledgeable. I highly recommend Dr. Hersel over the several other pain management doctors I have seen during the last many years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sigrid – Oct 01, 2021
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Very efficient Great Dr.
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Zelinda Findley – Apr 28, 2021
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I have been seeing Dr HERSEL for quite a while now. And every visit is as nice as it can be. Never any hassle. Especially now when visits are virtual. Dr Hersel and his staff are always very kind and very professional. I can't recommend them highly enough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hal Silverman – Aug 22, 2020
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Straightforward physician with good medical and interpersonal skills.
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Sep 18, 2019
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I always recommend Dr. Hersel!!! He has helped the pain in my back, legs and especially in my ankles. He does not give up on what's causing the pain. There is another option IF the pain returns. So many other physicians provide one diagnosis and plan. If or when that no longer provides relief the patient is on their own! I am so happy to have Dr. Hersel caring for my family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cheryl Haddock – Aug 24, 2019
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After sustaining a chronic neck injury in a car accident I had visited many different pain management specialists, trying to get relief but nothing worked until I found Dr. Hersel. He really listened to my challenges, and soon put together a course of treatment and interventions that worked really well at relieving my pain. I found him to be a compassionate and kind doctor, who listened deeply to ensure he understood every aspect of my condition. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 31, 2019
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Dr. Hersel is very kind and understanding. He listens carefully and gives you all your options for treating your pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jul 25, 2019
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Dr. Hersel has helped relieve my severe neck and lower back pain when no one else could. Dr. Hersel is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, he is also compassionate and truly cares about helping his patients. The outpatient surgery center has state of the art equipment and his medical team are top notch. I always feel I’m in the best hands. I suffer from a number of issues, including arthritis and from time to time I need to see a Pain Management doctor. It took me years and I went through four (4) Pain Management doctors before I was lucky enough to be referred to Dr. Hersel. I have a good commute, but it’s worth the drive. By the time I was finally referred, I was in a surgeon’s office and could barely walk or turn my head from side to side. Can’t recommend him highly enough. Don’t know where I’d be without Dr. Hersel and his team.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Magana in Chatsworth , CA – Jun 19, 2019
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Excellent
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharon boer in Agoura , CA – Dec 22, 2018
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Dr. Hersel is a wonderful doctor. He listens to me and prescribes the right course of action to best help me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 30, 2018
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Dr. Hersel is kind, considerate of your time and needs and most importantly compassionate!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 23, 2018
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Dr Hersel is the most caring doctor, person and friend. He deeply cares about his patients and always goes the extra mile. He never gives up trying to find options to help me cope with my chronic pain...I would never leave his practice. His nurses are top notch-caring and patient as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa Daley in Thousand Oaks, CA – Oct 12, 2018
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I have been coming for about 6 months. Both the office staff and the medical staff were exceptional. The procedure here was very efficient and helpful. I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Clare Chauvin in Thousand Oaks, CA – Mar 29, 2018
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I have been in pain, neck and mid back for years, unable to turn my neck or sit. Dr. Hersel's treatment has left me pain free!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lyn Doose in Thousand Oaks, CA – Mar 29, 2018
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Care Philosophy

At PMIR Medical Center we are committed to helping our patients achieve lasting freedom from pain. We believe that optimal pain relief is attained when...Read more

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Education

2003
UCLA Pain Management Center, Department Of Anesthesiology
Fellowship Hospital
2002
Ny Presbyterian Hospital, Cornell Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1999
Memorian Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Internship Hospital
1998
Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University of Health Sciences
Medical School
1994
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Persian
  • Spanish

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Does Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Hersel has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Hersel frequently treats All Headaches (incl. Migraine), Autoimmune Diseases, and Autonomic Disorders. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Hersel treats.

Where is Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD's office located?

Dr. Hersel's office is located at 1451 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Alexander Hersel, MD speak?

Dr. Hersel speaks Spanish, Farsi, and English. View profile to see all.

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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. Hersel's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Percutaneous Aspiration for Spinal Cord Cyst or Syrinx
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Hersel accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Cigna
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
UnitedHealthCare
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WellPoint

Locations

Orthopedic Pain Specialists, Santa Monica, CA

Broadway Surgical Institute1451 Broadway Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center

Pain Management and Injury Relief Medical Center1120 Newbury Rd Ste 150 Thousand Oaks, CA 91320
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Hersel is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received