Dr. David Cheng, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 39
  
Dr. Cheng
Accepting new patients

Keck Medicine Of USC

125 E Huntington Dr # B200 Arcadia, CA 91006

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Dr. David Cheng, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Arcadia, CA. Dr. Cheng has more experience with Spine than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Keck Hospital of USC and Usc Verdugo Hills Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cheng to book an appointment.


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4.6

Based on 87 ratings

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Dr Cheng was very personable. He listens well with intent. He doesn’t rush through your visit. He explains all findings in layman’s terms.
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Dec 09, 2019
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Lower back pain brought me to Dr. Cheng for some injections. I could not have asked for a more patient centered experience. Dr. Cheng and his Staff were as professional as I have ever experienced.
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D. Beach – Oct 23, 2019
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Dr. Cheng is very caring and considerate. He asks the right questions and listens to what you are saying.
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Oct 18, 2019
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Very helpful and understanding each time I’ve seen him. Helps create a plan for pain management.
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Sarah C. – Sep 15, 2019
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Doctor was kind, courteous, and extremely knowledgeable. He spent an adequate amount of time with me and I was extremely confident in his abilities.
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Sheila A Brune – Sep 01, 2019
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Dr. Cheng took time to thoroughly explain my neck problems including displaying and discussing my MRI in detail. He very patiently answered my questions and suggested a care plan which I am following with good results. Overall excellent expertise and communication. I have complete confidence in him and would recommend him to my family and friends.
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Fran Rewers – Aug 31, 2019
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Excellent. Very likely
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Aug 22, 2019
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Dr. Cheng was very attentive and took very good care not to make me uncomfortable in any way and very informative to my questions.
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Aug 22, 2019
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I have recommended Dr Cheng to my family and my friends. Dr Cheng and his team are total professionals. I feel confident and safe being in their care.
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B – Aug 18, 2019
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Great, straight to the point!
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Nick Winter – Jul 20, 2019
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Excellent listener, thoughtful in response, willing to give plenty of time to adequately explore the issue, a good communicator who educates a patient and a doctor I would highly recommend.
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Craig D Stepnicka – Jul 04, 2019
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Dr Cheng is very compassionate and helpful if you are in extreme pain (as I was and my orthopedist couldn't grasp). He understood the issue and suggested medication that helped as well as a nerve test. I have recommended him to several people.
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Chicago, IL – Jul 01, 2019
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Good!
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IL – Jun 26, 2019
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Another Rush physician who cares and will work WITH a patient toward a positive outcome. Again, Franciscan is left far behind.
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IL – Jun 22, 2019
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Dr. Cheng was professional and I felt no pain during the procedure which he explained in detail.
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Carol Plano – Jun 13, 2019
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Good doctor
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Jun 01, 2019
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I was disappointed. I did my research and was confident he could help me. During a procedure I felt intense pain.He told me it was possible to experience such pain but he personally never had a patient experience it like I did. Then he politely referred me to a colleague. Someone who isn’t even in the group. He was condescending and left me with no relief and no answers. His reviews are good so maybe you will have better luck than I did
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May 07, 2019
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Rush is a pleasure. Bright, comfortable waiting room with good chairs and charging stations, nice staff, short wait. PA was smart and professional. The doctor gave me his full attention, explained things very clearly, and obviously grasped my situation. I have been misdiagnosed several times, but he showed me how to interpret my x-rays and it made total sense to me. He recommended a conservative, systematic approach to relieve my pain with injections. I feel I am in good hands.
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr Cheng was very understanding and listened intently to my concerns I felt completely at ease with him. He appeared extremely competent as we discussed my particular case.
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Mar 31, 2019
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Dr. Cheng is extremely professional, knowledgeable, friendly, very considerate of how I was feeling during the shots. I never wait more than a few minutes before I see him. His office staff and assistants are fabulous too
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About Me

Physiatrists are medical experts in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of a wide variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal diseases.  Although many of us subspecialize, we share the same mission: to reduce pain and help patients get back ...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2012
New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2011
NYPH Columbia/Cornell Hosp
Residency Hospital
2008
Saint Vincent Hospital - Worcester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2003
Boston University School Of Medicine
Undergraduate School

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(800) 872-2273

Dr. Cheng accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
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Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
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Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 60% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 11 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cheng treats Spondylosis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Cheng treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

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Dr. Cheng's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursa Injection
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Electrodiagnostic Testing
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injections
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Locations

Keck Medicine Of USC

Keck Arcadia Clinic125 E Huntington Dr # B200 Arcadia, CA 91006
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Sun: closed
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Keck La Canada Clinic1751 Foothill Blvd Ste 2 La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011
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    • Mon: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
    • Tue: closed
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    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Keck USC Spine Center1450 San Pablo St Los Angeles, CA 90033
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    • Mon: closed
    • Tue: closed
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Keck Hospital of USC

Los Angeles, CA

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

Usc Verdugo Hills Hospital

Glendale, CA

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average