Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD

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Age 80
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Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD
Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Covina, CA. He is 80 years old and has been practicing for 53 years. Dr. Shwachman is affiliated with Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-Community Campus.

Benjamin Shwachman MD Inc

315 N 3rd Ave Ste 200

Covina, CA 91723

Contact Information

(626) 967-3176

Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD

Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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Dr. Shwachman's Experience

Dr. Shwachman'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


  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

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


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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • 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.


  • 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
based on 21 total reviews (3 with comments)
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 (3)
Hacienda Heights, CA |
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 quack suggestion he gave me id b heading 2A early grave confined2 a bed with a morphine pump. I have a bone diease the jointed bone ares in my body R dying &pieces of bone r crumbling away Im 29 years old
in Hacienda Heights, CA |
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 whats going on he was very unprofessional bout the whole matter he condescendingly requested my MRI in a form he knew my insurance would deny approval. Hes not a good dr or a good person!
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shwachman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Molina Healthcare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Hospitals where Dr. Shwachman has admitting privileges

Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-Community Campus
210 W San Bernardino Rd
Covina, CA 91723
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