Dr. Farid Kia, MD

Dr. Farid Kia, MD

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Dr. Farid Kia, MD is an interventional pain medicine specialist in Santa Maria, CA and has been practicing for 5 years. He specializes in interventional pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Pain Management Specialists Medical Group, LP

116 S Palisade Dr Ste 208

Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • Cigna
  • Health Net

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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Dr. Kia's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Kia treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kia treats Degenerative Disc Disease more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Kia treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kia treats Coccygeal Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kia treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kia's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Adhesive Capsulitis
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Autonomic Disorders
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Disorders
Bursitis
Cancer Pain
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Celiac Plexus Block
Cerebral Palsy
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic Postoperative Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
Degenerative Disc Disease
Diabetic Polyneuropathy
Elbow Injuries
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Headache
Heel Spur
Herniated Disc
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Migraine
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Block, Sympathetic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Pain Management
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pelvic Fracture
Peripheral Nerve Block
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Phantom Limb Pain
Plantar Fasciitis
Polyneuropathy
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Runner's Knee
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sports Injuries
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Stellate Ganglion Block
Steroid Injection
Tension Headache
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Trigeminal Neuralgia
Trigger Finger
Trigger Point Injection
Upper Back Pain
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kia utilizes a multidisciplinary approach for treating chronic pain arising from a variety of disease processes. He strongly believes in patient education and incorporates individual patient goals into the treatment plan. He is skilled in fluo...

Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

  • University Of Minnesota Medical Center
    Internship Hospital
  • 2013
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital
    2013
  • 2012
    Thomas Jefferson University
    Residency Hospital
    2012
  • 2007
    University Of Mn Med Sch
    Medical School
    2007
  • University Of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
    Undergraduate School

Languages

  • Farsi
  • English

Awards

Dr. Kia's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kia

3.9

Based on 15 reviews

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
(10)
4 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
6.666666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
20%
(3)

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Average Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Kia's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Dr. Kia took the time to evaluate my overall health and answer my questions. He actively educated and included me in the decisions and choices of my patient treatment plan. He thoroughly discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each healthcare option. Both he and his office clarified the...Read More
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Very nice in that he spends time answering my questions. Professional, empathetic.
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I love this guy---he is thoughtful, funny, and smart.
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Aetna
Aetna Test HMO
Choice Plus Test POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card Test PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Pathway X Direct Access PPO
Pathway X Tiered Direct Access
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic Exclusive PPO for Small Business
Basic PPO
Enhanced Exclusive for Small Business HMO
Local Access Plus HMO
Buckeye Community Health Plan
Medicare
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Covered California - Bronze PPO
Health Net PPO
Individual and Family PPO

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