Dr. George Rappard, MD

Dr. George Rappard, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
Dr. George Rappard, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine, minimally invasive orthopedic spine surgery, and more.

6200 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1208

Los Angeles, CA 90048

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Top Care Areas


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Chronic Neck Pain
more than 52% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 46% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
more than 42% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Rappard "The Los Angeles Minimally Invasive Spine Institute provides state of the art therapies for those with spinal neck and back pain. Since our procedures are less invasive, we can deliver care in an outpatient environment, reducing costs and getting patients back to pain free living sooner."


  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Diagnostic Radiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*
  • Neuroradiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Radiology*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurological Injuries
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Fracture


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

1 Sanction
  • Unprofessional Conduct (12/18/2014)
    Action Taken: Reprimand
    Summary: Please reference the following Document
    Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    State: California
0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • George Washington University / School of Medicine And Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Med College Of Georgia
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University of California At Irvine / California College of Medicine & Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Tex Sw
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of Tx Sw
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • California Spine Institute
    Other Education | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Rappard has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications
  • Without Losing Time, 2005
  • First Brain Stent in California, 2006
  • First Brain Stent in CA, 2006

Languages Spoken

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Rappard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Rappard to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

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Dr. Rappard's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I was in a car accident and my lawyer set me up with Dr rappard. He took care of my back injury from the accident and now I'm pain free
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The guy really knows his stuff - after reviewing my imaging, we discussed possible procedures. I have done a lot of research online, and had a lot of questions. Dr. Rappard explained the different options, reviewed the pros and cons and offered me a really competitive price. Much better than...more
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I am 6 months removed from a couple of branch blocks and then 2 follow up neck procedures. I feel fine, everything is working perfectly. I was willing to accept that Dr. Rappard was a credible, and honest person from meeting with him, and thankfully I can confirm that he is a great doctor, that I...more
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You saved me from a life of opiates and/or pain so strong that I couldn't perform adequately in my daily activities. After this Rhizotomy procedure, I walked off the table, and except for not drinking the chardonnay, ate dinner with my family. The anesthesiologist, Dr. Paul Rodrick was excellent...more
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Dr. Rappard was honest, detailed, thorough, and patient. His goal was always my well-being and he answered all my questions. He focused on being as less invasive as possible and stressed not over operating just to say he was doing something. All procedures were explained to me in laymen terms and...more
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