Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD

Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Covina, CA and has been practicing for 51 years. He graduated from Univ Of Il Coll Of Med in 1964 and specializes in pain medicine and pain medicine anesthesiology.

315 N 3rd Ave Ste 200

Covina, CA 91723

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Herniated Disc
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
very high
more than 86% of peers

Dr. Shwachman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

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

31  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

8  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.


  • Univ Of Il Coll Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • Milwaukee Co Genl Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1967
  • U Ill Rsch Ed Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1966

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shwachman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

Dr. Shwachman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shwachman to family and friends
24 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (24)

  • 5
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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shwachman'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 (5)

I found him to be knowledgable and experienced in the pain medicine/treatment area and his prescribed treatment has been without further problems for about 2 years.
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Staff is so nice,office is always clean.Dr. is amazing he listens and helps with whatever he can.Yes I have sent relatives and friends to see him.
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He was obviously mad an raised his voice @me bcause i didnt get spinal injection. (told him i wanted 2try natural relief.....he actually got mad that i brought up vitamins. My last appt he mocked &demeaned me 4 asking 4 A MRI he proudly justifide his childish bhaviour. If i complied with every...more
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If your trying 2improve your condition this is NOT your guy he wil go with option that gives him more money. I turned down a procedure he offered (I wasnt happy bout side effects) he was mad, last visit. He mocked me an demeaned me 4 requesting MRI he asked y I said my pain is much worse &I want 2C...more
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Very professional very clean facility nice receptionist just one complaint always get an operater or busy signal when i call its kind of annoying other than that I'm very happy with this doctor and staff
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