Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD

Accepting
New Patients

Dr. Amir Rafizad, MD

Pain Medicine | Male

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

Learn about this Doctor

Dr. Rafizad has completed specific ACGME accredited fellowships in Pain Management with board certification in both anesthesiology and pain medicine....   Read More

Dr. Rafizad's Experience

98Experience
Match
Experience Match

See how Dr. Rafizad's experience matches your preferences.

2
Specialties

For the best healthcare for your needs, choose a doctor who specializes in your medical condition.

2
Board Certifications

Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which they practice.

Why It Matters: Board Certifications

Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

  • Anesthesiologynull
  • Pain Medicinenull
52
Conditions Treated

Check to see that this provider treats your medical condition.

28
Procedures Performed

Check to see that this provider performs the procedure that you need.

Background Check

Check to see if your provider has any malpractices, board actions, or sanctions.

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims not available

    No malpractice history found for California.

  • 0
    Sanctions

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

  • 0
    Board Actions

Education

Learn more about where this provider went to medical school, residency, and more.

  • Medical School
  • Internship Hospital
  • Residency Hospital
  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
  • Other Education
Awards & Recognition

View information about special awards and recognition for this provider.

    Languages Spoken

    Check to see what languages this provider and/or staff speak.

    Languages Spoken

      Visiting Dr. Rafizad

      Dr. Rafizad accepts 10 insurance carriers

      View all insurance carriers

      10 Insurance Carriers Accepted*

      *Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment

      /* /.overlay-container */}

      Affiliated Hospitals

      Hospital Quality

      Check out the quality of care at the 3 hospitals where Dr. Rafizad has admitting privileges.

      Hospital Quality Awards

      ×

      Reviewing Dr. Rafizad

      Dr. Rafizad's Review Details
      3.8 based on 24 responses
      Help millions around the nation find the right doctor by sharing your experience with your doctor.
      Key Survey Insights
      • Trustworthiness
         (24)
      • Helpfulness
         (24)
      • Staff
         (24)
      • Scheduling
         (23)
      Experience with Dr. Rafizad
      • Level of trust in provider's decisions
         (24)
      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
         (24)
      • How well provider listens and answers questions
         (24)
      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
         (24)
      Dr. Rafizad's Office & Staff
      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
         (23)
      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
         (24)
      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
         (24)
      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        10 – 15 minutes (17)
      Have you seen Dr. Rafizad?
      Are you Dr. Rafizad? Post a response on your personalized profile.

      Compare Dr. Rafizad

      Compare this Doctor

      View other doctors with similar experience to find the right doctor for you.

      View all 464 matches
      ×

      Specialties

      • Pain Medicine
      • Anesthesiology

      Board Certifications

      Why It Matters: Dr. Rafizad's Board Certifications

      Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More

      • 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.

      • 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

      • 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
        What is a recognized doctor
      • 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
      ×

      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
      ×

      Why Does Experience Matter?

      Even specialists specialize. One orthopedic surgeon might do nothing but hip surgeries, while another does nothing but knees. If you want the best possible care, it’s critical to match your medical need with the doctor who truly specializes in treating it.

      ×

      Patient Satisfaction Results for Dr. Rafizad

      Overall Patient Satisfaction Score

      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
      ×

      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.