Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male

Pain Care Providers 113 Waterworks Way Ste 345, Irvine, CA 92618 Get Directions
(949) 872-2400

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Rafizad has completed specific ACGME accredited fellowships in Pain Management with board certification in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is uniquely qualified to provide the safest, most innovative, and most effective treatment modalities for a spectrum of painful conditions. He combines traditional treatments with the latest interventional pain management techniques including various minimally invasive injectional modalities, like nerve block, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation, and so on. Dr. Rafizad has a background in internal medicine therefore he approaches painful condition through a holistic and scientific method. He listens to his patients carefully and explains their medical conditions to them in a very simplistic and easy to understand way. He strives to offer treatment plans that no only control their pain but also to improve their function as well as their quality of life.Read more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rafizad to family and friends
3.8
based on 26 total surveys (1 with a review)
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Experience with Dr. Rafizad
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (26)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Rafizad's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (18)
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If you leave a message, either on their message machine or with a member of the office staff, good luck on getting your call returned. I spoke to 5 different people who all told me they would return my call with an answer to my question and not one of them called me back. The office is disorganized. While waiting for my appointment, they called a male name that was similar to my last name. The girl taking my vitals was difficult to understand due to a heavy accent and was very curt with me.
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Anesthesia
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Tehran University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

  • Internship Hospital
    John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County

    Completed in 2000

  • Residency Hospital
    John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County

    Completed in 2003

  • Fellowship Hospital
    UCLA Medical Center

    Completed in 2004

  • Undergraduate School
    Tehran University of Medical Sciences

    Graduated in 1988

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Chief Resident, 7/2002-6/2
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  • Media & Publications
    • Bilateral Brachial Plexus Block (Case Report), 2004
    • The supraclavicular block with a nerve stimulator: to decrease or not to decrease, that is the question., 2004
    • The Anatomy of the Saphenous Nerve below the Knee, 2003
    • Pain Medicine: A Comprehensive Review., 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Rafizad's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Rafizad

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Rafizad's Care Philosophy

Dr. Rafizad has completed specific ACGME accredited fellowships in Pain Management with board certification in both anesthesiology and pain medicine. He is uniquely qualified to provide the safest, most innovative, and most effective treatment modalities for a spectrum of painful conditions. He combines traditional treatments with the latest interventional pain management techniques including various minimally invasive injectional modalities, like nerve block, radiofrequency ablations, spinal cord stimulation, and so on.

Dr. Rafizad has a background in internal medicine therefore he approaches painful condition through a holistic and scientific method. He listens to his patients carefully and explains their medical conditions to them in a very simplistic and easy to understand way. He strives to offer treatment plans that no only control their pain but also to improve their function as well as their quality of life.