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

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Top Care Areas

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

Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 97% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

Dr. Kia's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kia "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 fluoroscopic interventional procedures including spinal injections and radiofrequency ablation. He also offers implantable pain devices such as spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pain pumps. His training in physical medicine & rehabilitation allows him to improve the patients overall functional capacity while managing their pain in a safe, effective, and individually tailored manner."

2  Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

73  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • 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
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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13  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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kia has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kia's Reviews

3.9
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kia to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Kia's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

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...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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