Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD
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Pain Medicine | Male

Pain Care Providers 113 Waterworks Way Ste 345 Irvine, CA 92618 Get Directions

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. 

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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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Dr. Rafizad's Reviews

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3.7
based on 27 total surveys (3 with reviews)
Dr. Rafizad's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
in Mission Viejo, CA |
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 as before. There was absolutely not one tiny bit of improvement. Well, then the doctor started arguing with me, saying that when I was having the procedure I told him I felt much better. I was outcol
in Newport Beach, CA |
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 four-year-old orthopedic and neurology pain issue and helped me to the path of physical therapy and pain medicine. I would never accept pain medicine from any doctor without first consulting withDr Rafizad.
Long Beach, CA |
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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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.

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. 

Dr. Rafizad's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  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

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

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    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

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    Board Actions

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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

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

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

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