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Dr. Bao Nguyen, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 45

Dr. Nguyen

University Spine and Pain Center

555 Pier Ave Ste 1 Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

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Dr. Bao Nguyen, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Hermosa Beach, CA and has been practicing for 10 years. He graduated from Rush Med Coll/Rush-Presby-St Luke's in 2003 and specializes in pain medicine, sports medicine, and more.


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4.4

Based on 92 reviews

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I was referred to Dr. Nguyen by my Doctor for Fibromyalgia and significant degenerative disk disorder of the lower back as well as other issues that are more of a private nature. I just had my first appointment and though I have only been through Dr. Nguyen for diagnosis I am so blown away by his compassion and healing abilities. I can tell he has the best bedside manner outside my General Doctor and childhood Dentist that I have ever seen in my entire life. I will add updates on the progress.
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Excellent care & attention! I go to this office to obtain pain relief. The staff are friendly and polite. They know me by my name! I have been seeing Dr. Nguyen every month for 2 years. He spends quality time with me, and he comes up with different ways to make me pain free. What I like best is the way Dr. Nguyen keeps up with all the new medications that are now being sold. Because of that knowledge, I am now pain free, using a new med.
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I have had so many bad experience with Pain Mgmnt doctors. I often left other doctors office in tears. I was skeptical going to another Pain Dr.’s office. To my surprise, Dr. Nguyen was very attentive to what my issue was & Able to pin point some of condition no other Dr. deducted. He sincerely cared what I was going through, & always have my best interest in his heart. He is warm, caring, thoughtful, graceful, & very skilled doctor I proudly recommend anyone to go there with confidence. AAAAAAA
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I love Dr Nguyen & his staff. They are not only knowledgeable, accommodating & helpful, but they are really nice people. I have been a patient of his for a few years after being mistreated by my previous pain doctor. I had neurosurgery for spinal failure & needed pain management. I was initially put on a high dosage of Fentynol. Dr Nguyen titrated me off of that awful drug & slowly worked my opioid pain medicine down to none. I am so grateful. Now I'm on nerve medication & that is all. Thank you
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Very professional and great staff Dr. Nguyen will work with you to find a non-surgical solution Thanks for all you do
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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
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they are professional, everything goes through smoothly. Talking and getting treatment with Dr. Nguyen is awesome.
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Very caring doctor. Listens to your complaints and works with you to find a non-surgical solution to pain management.
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just came few days ago. People working there are nice and filled what I need. Recommended
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I have no bad experience with any of them from doctor to staffs. They are super nice with me.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • English

Awards

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(424) 488-0500

Dr. Nguyen accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Delta Dental
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
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
Medicaid
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Delta Dental
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Guardian
Health Net
Medicaid
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Medicare
Special Needs Plan SNP
MetLife
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
Operating Engineers Health & Welfare Plan
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Travelers
Tricare
TriCare for Life
Triwest
TriCare/TriWest
United Concordia
United Concordia DHMO
United Healthcare Life Insurance Company
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
PacifiCare
PacifiCare HMO
Secure Horizons
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Nguyen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Autoimmune Diseases
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Bone Disorders
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high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Nguyen treats Bone Disorders more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Nguyen's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • 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
  • Discography
  • Dorsal Column Stimulation
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Work-Related Injuries

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69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2018)

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)