Dr. Chitta Thiagarajah, MD

Dr. Chitta Thiagarajah, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 78
Dr. Chitta Thiagarajah, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Ridgecrest, CA and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Colombo, Faculty Of Medicine in 1976 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.

907 Drummond Ave

Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Contact Information

(760) 371-9160

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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Upper Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
more than 99% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

1  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

29  Conditions Treated

11  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.


  • University Of Colombo, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • Ratnapura Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1968
  • Colombo Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Guys St Leonards Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Thiagarajah has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Thiagarajah's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Thiagarajah to family and friends
32 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

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  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Thiagarajah'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 (9)

As a mail carrier I have many areas of need. I had my first appointment with Danny the PAC. Very Very much knowledge and a great explanations of what my pain is. Dr. Thia gives me an injection in my lower back. Guided by x-ray. Hits the spot directly. His staff is overwhelmed with Chronic patients,...more
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On my last visit June 29, 2017 I had the worst experience at any doctors office I had been to. PA Danny Jones was on vacation and let me tell you that was a mistake. It seems when Danny is not there the entire staff has no idea whats going on. They told me that they were 2 hours behind, I told...more
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I was sent to Dr. "Thia" to treat me for chronic pain from injuries sustained in a car accident. The office environment is deplorable. The front office staff are unprofessional and rude. Dr. Thias recommendations were NOT in my best interests and involved monthly cortisone epidurals, even after I...more
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I love Doctor Thia. He's been my Doctor for at least 3 years. Very busy man. Very caring doctor. I would give him 5 stars if his office would answer their phone. Not his fault, I don't think he knows. I will try to let him know. This just started about 2 months ago. Besides that, Thank you...more
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If you are HONEST with M.D. and PA Denny you can get none better! Keep your appointments or call and change. Staff has lots of transient student through May be the cause of issues. very compassionate doctor and PA Danny. Would recommend anyone to go see them for an open assessment of your pain
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