Dr. Chong-Hao Zhao, MD

Dr. Chong-Hao Zhao, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
53 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Chong-Hao Zhao, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Gabriel, CA and has been practicing for 15 years. He graduated from Guangzhou Medical University in 1986 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

California Headache/Pain Center

420 W Las Tunas Dr

San Gabriel, CA 91776
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net of California
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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

Nerve Block, Somatic
very high
more than 99% of peers
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
more than 95% of peers
Bone Disorders
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**

Conditions Treated


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Infusion Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Acupuncture
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • 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.


  • Guangzhou Medical University
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • UCSF-Affiliated Highland General Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCLA-Kaiser Permanente
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Fellowship of Headache Medicine, and Certified in Pain Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Ph.D of Anatomy
    Other Education | Completed
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zhao has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zhao's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zhao to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Zhao's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Castaic,Ca
I started seeing Dr Zhao when he had an office in Burbank before moving to San Gabriel. I am a migraine sufferer with neck problems as well. I got pain relief from nerve blocks, trigger point injections ,epidurals and botox injections .Also learned biofeedback. I had no discomfort when getting the...more
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in Monterey Park, CA
In the past 5 yrs, , I have involuntary movements, difficulty walking and lack of motor skills. I've needed assistance with daily care, such a cooking and needing assisance with sitting, standing and showering. It's been humiliating & miserable. I've seen alot of Neurologists, which went no where....more
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in Rosemead, CA
I have frequent chronic headache since 14 years old. Once my headache starts, it feels just like a bomb explosion in side my head. The pressure makes me have to hit my head with hands strongly and the pain will spread to my whole body. I gave up seeing any doctors since 20 years old. None of them...more
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in Ontario, CA
I have been a patient of this clinic for over 1 year, my low back pain is a lot better. I thank Dr. Zhao and his staff for helping me thru my recovery. There are some days that you have to wait to see the doctor and your appointment time may be delay, but that is because Dr. Zhao takes his...more
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in Westlake Village, CA
Unbelievable! First visit. My son is in severe pain. We arrive at the appointment on time. After 1.5 hours of waiting, I see what I think is the doctor walk through the lobby and head downstairs to the lower part of the entry (which is an atrium). Down there are a couple of gardeners working...more
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