Dr. Chitta Thiagarajah, MD

Dr. Chitta Thiagarajah, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 77
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Chitta Thiagarajah, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Ridgecrest, CA. He is 77 years old and has been practicing for 41 years.

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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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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  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Cervical Injection
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint 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.


  • 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
based on 31 total reviews (8 with comments)
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 (8)
Lancaster, CA |
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 them "How can you be 2 hours behind you have only been open 1 hour?" All the girls in the office (4 of them) just looked at each other and not 1 of them said a word. The staff is "Clueless". and "Spine
Lancaster, CA |
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 had adverse side effects to said which. His pain management options are VERY limited. Research alternative pain management centers. I did. (I would NOT recommend)
in Lancaster CA |
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 Dr. Thia for caring and watching making sure that no one abuses their meds. Kudos to the great PA Dr. Jones for helping him run things.
in Downey, CA |
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
in Tehachapi, CA |
Never met him yet..His staff, we'll Hannah is very very rude, disrespectful was so rude she had my blood boiling. I've never in my life delt with such a unprofessional doctors office in my life.The doctors should check there staff members and train them on customer service.Cause that's what they don't hve at all..
in Ridgecrest, ca |
Been seeing him over 2 years. 6/2015 saw his fnp totld her I was experiencing bad cramp left side. She said needed injection. Next day went ER because bad cramp up down left side. Found out it was P.A.D complication The day I got home from Hospital had a message from Dr Thia to go for injection. too late to call so I went to surgery center. Saw Dr T coming in and told him to his face. He still had them prep me.on xarelto was questioning injection. If U don't get injection he drops U as pt.
in Joplin, MO |
Is there a less than one star? Very rude and extremely arrogant. Very disrespectful to employees and others he comes in contact with. Will give you an injection and take your money whether it helps you or not, it helps his pocket book. Had the unfortunate experience of working in connection with him for over 4 years. Was cussed at and called stupid due to the lack of follow up from his own staff. But he would take NO responsibility for it. DO NOT go to this little man w a napoleon complex.
in Lancaster, CA |
Very compassionate and kind staff who go above and beyond to help patients like myself.
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Dr. Thiagarajah accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Basic HMO
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Priority Select HMO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • LACare
  • Molina Healthcare

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