Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD

Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 52
Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Irvine, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He graduated from Tehran University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine in 1992 and specializes in pain medicine.Read his story

113 Waterworks Way Ste 345

Irvine, CA 92618

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CalOptima
  • Medicaid of California
  • Memorial Healthcare System
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Rafizad performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Rafizad's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Rafizad "Dr. Amir Rafizad is a skilled, compassionate pain management specialist offering state-of-the-art care for the relief of acute and chronic pain in patients throughout the Irvine, CA region. At Pain Care Providers, Dr. Rafizad offers individualized care for neck pain, back and spine pain, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, sciatica, and neuropathy, including noninvasive pain management solutions to address underlying causes of pain. Dr. Rafizad completed his internship and residency at John H Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County followed by a fellowship in pain management at UCLA Medical Center. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Rafizad is board certified in both pain medicine and anesthesiology. In addition to caring for patients at Pain Care Providers, he also treats patients at the West Los Angeles Veterans Medical Center where he serves as attending staff physician for pain management and anesthesiology. Dr. Rafizad is committed to providing patients with individualized care based on each patient's unique needs for long-term, meaningful relief of pain. He welcomes the opportunity to care for new patients, and the practice accepts most major medical insurance plans."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rafizad "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. "

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

51  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
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Injuries
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Torticollis
  • Upper Back Pain
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28  Procedures

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.


  • Tehran University Of Medical Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1988
  • Tehran University Of Medical Sciences, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1992
  • John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • John H Stroger Jr Hospital Of Cook County
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Chief Resident, 7/2002-6/2
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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rafizad's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rafizad to family and friends
28 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

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  • 1

Dr. Rafizad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

He didn't listen to me, seemed disinterested and when he put me in a semi sleep state for an injection this is what happened. Now I realize these injections don't work for everyone but the anasthesia knocked me out. When I woke up he instructed me to walk across the room and it hurt just as badly...more
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Thank you Polly G for taking the time for this review but your initials did not match any of our patients. Nevertheless, I would like to point out the following: No patients would get any sedation at our practice without prior written consent. Our protocols require all patients to be transferred from the stretcher to a wheelchair (irregardless of sedation) when they are ready for discharge (no walking across the hall). Best regards.

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Dr Rafizad is a very smart, caring doctor who has extraordinary knowledge about choosing the right medicines. He initially treated me after revision knee replacement when I couldn't take common pain medicine. He then cared for me through the months of knee surgery healing. Then he tackled a...more
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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...more
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Thank you for leaving the above comment. I appreciate if you could leave a direct message through our website so I can investigate the circumstances around your experience. It is of utmost importance to us to learn about patients concerns directly so we can act on it. Best regards.

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