Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD

Dr. Ben Shwachman, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Covina, CA. He is 79 years old and has been practicing for 53 years. Dr. Shwachman is affiliated with Citrus Valley Medical Center - Inter-Community Campus and La Palma Intercommunity Hospital.

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  • 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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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

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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


  • Medical School
    Univ Of Il Coll Of Med

    Graduated in 1964

  • Internship Hospital
    Milwaukee Co Genl Hosp

    Completed in 1965

  • Residency Hospital
    Los Angeles County-U S C Medical Center

    Completed in 1967

    U Ill Rsch Ed Hosps

    Completed in 1966

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships &
Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member


  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

Procedures Performed

  • 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