Dr. Carl Hess, MD

Dr. Carl Hess, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Carl Hess, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fullerton, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 1985 and specializes in pain medicine.

270 Laguna Rd Ste 220

Fullerton, CA 92835

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 94% of peers
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
more than 28% of peers

Dr. Hess'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.

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

20  Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis

2  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.


  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • Med College Of Wisconsin
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Hess has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hess' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hess to family and friends
16 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hess' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He always takes the time to discuss my issues and he has done many epidurals on me and all have gone well.
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