Dr. Bao Nguyen, MD

Dr. Bao Nguyen, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
43 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Bao Nguyen, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Hermosa Beach, CA. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 14 years.

University Spine and Pain Center

555 Pier Ave Ste 1

Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
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Accepted insurance

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental

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Top Care Areas


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very high
more than 97% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
more than 86% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
more than 83% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Nguyen "Our goal at Unitverity Spine and Pain Center is to restore the patient?s functional ability, physically, emotionally and socially through a comprehensive inter-disciplinary team approach. We believe a return to a productive life is achievable with the complete knowledge and utilization of pain, stress-reducing strategies and the minimum effective dose of appropriate medications."


  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Rheumatology
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compression Fracture
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Work-Related Injuries


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Discography
  • Dorsal Column Stimulation
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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.


  • University Of California, Irvine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • Rush Med Coll/Rush-Presby-St Luke's
    Medical School | Graduated 2003
  • University Texas Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • UCLA/UCLA Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Hosp Beth Israel Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Nguyen has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nguyen's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nguyen to family and friends
based on 87 total reviews (37 with comments)
Dr. Nguyen's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (37)
in Los Angeles, CA |
Do NOT believe any previous "GOOD" reviews of Bao Nguyen. They're mostly from years ago and he is probably one of the most heartless and Un-caring “pain management” doctors in all of Los Angeles! He’s not a pain management Dr at all. He’s an “eastern medicine” person who does not care one bit that I let him know, “I need help or I’ll end up with a $3,000+ Emergency Room visit. He said that wasn’t his fault, yet I waited and dragged myself to this appointment, solely because of his misleading we
they are professional, everything goes through smoothly. Talking and getting treatment with Dr. Nguyen is awesome.
Redondo Beach, CA |
Very caring doctor. Listens to your complaints and works with you to find a non-surgical solution to pain management.
Garden Grove, CA |
just came few days ago. People working there are nice and filled what I need. Recommended
Garden Grove, CA |
I have no bad experience with any of them from doctor to staffs. They are super nice with me.
great experience, feel good right after first treatment. Doctor is nice and get jobs done.
I pleased to have him as pain resolver. I definitely recommend him to anyone who needs help recovering from injuries.
I have good experiences with Dr. Nguyen. He matched all my needs. He is also great personality
Garden Grove, CA |
I have pleased to say Dr. Nguyen is one of my favorite doctor. He is genius. Highly Recommended.
Long Beach, CA |
I have known Dr. Nguyen for many years. He's been doing great jobs to take care ours.
Northridge, CA |
staff is ok, doctor is understandable. good service. recommended
Westminster, CA |
I have great experiences so far. Dr. Nguyen's understandable and easy to talk to. Recommended.
Westminster, CA |
I've come to his office many times due to my back pain. Every time, I get more comfortable after treatment. Dr. Nguyen is nice and understandable
in Chatsworth, CA |
I have been the long term patient of Dr Nguyen. He helps me with my back pain that occurs when I was a constructor. He's nice and his office is great too.
Minneapolis, MN |
Dr. Nguyen is great. He has good knowledge about preventing pain and treatment. Come and see him
Irvine, CA |
Dr. Nguyen is great to communicate, easy to work with, and knowledgeable about his job, Recommended.
in Long Beach, CA |
I have been Dr. Nguyen's patient for the last couple of years. When I first started coming to him, I had trouble standing up straight and was in severe pain. I have herniated disc in my back that presses on the nerve root. He is the BEST doctor that I have ever had. He actually listens to his patients and cares. Plus, he has helped alleviate a lot of my pain. I have a chronic condition that will probably never go away, but it is definitely more manageable now. I wish that all of the doctors I ha
El Monte, CA |
Initially, I did not hesitate to make an appointment w this doctor because of the surprisingly many 5 star reviews compared to other non-rated doctors. However, the doctor did not seem to care about his patient's concerns. He answers questions clearly but only seem to care about what he wants to say. His admin staff seems put off in patient's further questions.
good choice of me. Great communication and happy results
Garden Grove, CA |
he knows what he did. Knowledge person. recommend
in Irvine, CA |
Dr. Bao Nguyen is my lovely doctor. He saves me time because he treated me in the way that I have no complaints about. My pain is healed magically.
Los Angeles, CA |
i have great experience when taking treatment with Dr. Nguyen. He gave me many good advise.
Dr. Nguyen is understanding and touch. He is absolute a right choice for pain managing doctor.
Redondo Beach, CA |
Terrible. Worst experience I have ever had.
in Garden Grove, CA |
highly recommend doctor Nguyen for everyone. He's absolutely the right choice for pain treatment
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Nguyen is truly funny and helped. I definitely recommend him for pain management
I now know more about pain management, talking with Dr. Nguyen, I got many things including how to manage my pain and got through it
Osteoporosis was the reason that I am worry about. Taking a chance to talking with Dr. Nguyen is the best choice of me. I now know how to prevent and treat myself by following his instructions. Also, the staffs are helpful, they do a lot of things to help me to practice accurately.
in Monterey Park, CA |
lovely and helpful staffs. My pain is always having control by the experience staffs and well-knowledge doctor to be more efficient way.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I've been through the pain more quickly because of his treatment. I know the Osteoporosis is one of hardest thing to by pass. With treatment by exercise and medicines, I feel really well now.
in Los Angeles, CA |
nice staffs, nice office and nice place to have the treatment. Dr. Nguyen is the right choice
in Garden Grove, CA |
Nice office and great doctor. He managed his job well efficient. Want patient to be living well after treatment.
in Los Angeles, CA |
Dr. Bao Nguyen and his team are the ONLY physicians who have been able to help me. I have severe back and neck problems resulting from multiple accidents. 6 fractures, bulging discs, herniated and compresed discs throughout my spine completely limiting my ability to function. These profesionals have made it posible to not only play with my young children but to actually ride my horse on occasion which should be unheard of with my injuries. There are no words for what he has done.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
well-organized office, good staffs, and well operating systems of treatments. Dr. Nguyen is helpful
in San Pedro, CA |
excellent services. Nice Staff. Well-organized office. Dr. Nguyen is knowledgeable and helpful
Westminster, CA |
Highly recommended doctor, he helped me to walk through the problems with my knees. I feel great after having a treatment. Thank
in LA |
Courteous... I am hoping that the information I recorded is accurate. This may have been a decision I regret for the rest of my life.
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Dr. Nguyen accepts 44 insurance carriers
  • AARP
    Delta Dental
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Guardian
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Husky Health
  • inHealth
  • INTotal Health
  • Medica
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
    Special Needs Plan SNP
  • MetLife
  • Midwest Health Plan
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
  • Peach State Health Plan
  • Simply Healthcare Plans
  • Staywell (Wellcare)
  • Travelers
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • Triwest
  • United Concordia
    United Concordia DHMO
  • United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare HMO
    Secure Horizons
    United Healthcare
  • Wellcare of Georgia
  • WellPoint

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Placentia - Linda Hospital
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Saint Joseph Hospital
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St.Jude Medical Center
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Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
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