Dr. Hazmer Cassim, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 42

Dr. Cassim
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Desert Orthopedic Center

39000 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

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Dr. Hazmer Cassim, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Rancho Mirage, CA and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with Eisenhower Health. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Cassim to book an appointment.

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4.5

Based on 177 ratings

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I fractured my spine in two places while moving furniture and thought it would it would heal on it's own. After two weeks, I called Dr. Cassim's office & they scheduled a consultation as quickly as possible. After meeting with Dr. Cassim, he ordered an MRI which confirmed for me that a Kyphoplasty procedure was my best approach to eliminating the chronic pain I had and getting back to my active life style. Without Dr. Cassim's intervention in getting me quickly scheduled for the procedure, and his outstanding team taking care of all details and follow-ups, I know I would continue be where I was eight weeks ago. He's the best! He's also my husband's doctor, and my husband thinks highly of this very professional team.
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Dec 20, 2020
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I cannot say enough about Dr. Cassim, PA Maryanne Dezelan and the entire staff at DOC. Dr. Cassim and PA Dezelan have gone above and beyond in finding ways to give me relief from a broken back that happened in 1985. I was at the point of nearly using a wheelchair the pain from standing walking, sleeping was becoming unbearable. Just recently though I had a pain pump implanted. So far it’s been amazing. I am still finding out what I can and can’t do. I suffer from MS as well and while the pump only targets my back I know now what to medicate for. I can tell you in all honesty that Dr. Cassim will work his hardest to make sure you are heard and they understand that your pain is REAL. You are ALWAYS treated with respect and compassion. I was at the end of my rope and now I have a chance at having a life again.
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Alan Zimmerman – Nov 23, 2020
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Simply excellent ! Dr cassim and staff amazing. Best epidural I have ever had.
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Sep 30, 2020
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Excellent physician. Great care plan for my back pain. Epidural was painless !! Thank you Dr Cassim
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Mar 03, 2020
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After reviewing my negative comments. I realized that he was sending me to the right doctor. But it was not explained to me by other doctors that he could not do the procedure I needed. So it was a miscommunication.
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Mar 02, 2020
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I have a very serious debilitating spinal cord disease and he didn’t even discuss it with me. I am now housebound but needed a pain specialist. He talked over me the whole 10 minutes & looked at my chart & the pain meds i’d been on and actually told me to go to & gave me names of places for REHAB! He was rude & condescending and i’m not well. Why must i leave even one star?
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Jan 04, 2020
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Dr H Cassim, is one of the best injectors in the valley. His knowledge, skill level, up to date education on research he does demonstrates that he can control your pain thru many of the modalities he uses besides Epidurals. He is compassion, caring and willing to find the pain solution needed for your situation. His entire staff is respectful, courteous. No worries during Epidurals they are there to make sure you are comfortable.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Rockstar of Epidural injections. – Oct 15, 2019
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arrogant did not wait for the anesthetic to be effective before injecting me
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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indian wells, CA – Jun 19, 2019
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I had great results from Dr Cassim. Timely appointment, friendly/professional. After the procedure, I was able to walk full stretch without pain. I highly recommend Dr Cassim.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Gary M. – Jun 07, 2019
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Fantastic experience from the time I walked in! He had the greatest bedside manner, got right to the root of my problem and truly CARED about ME! I would recommend him to anyone!
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May 22, 2019
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I thought I couldn't have anything done to my back for the pain because I am on blood thinners that I can't stop. Dr. Cassim said he could help and did by doing the rhizotomy for me.
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Robert in Indio – Feb 27, 2019
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Very quick to give a shot! Not much comfort. Not much personality.
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former patient in Palm Desert, CA – Feb 20, 2019
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I have had good results from Dr Cassim up until my most recent procedure which was about 80% effective. At times it can be frustrating trying to get renewels as it is hard to get ahold of him.
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Roger Fisher in DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CA – Feb 09, 2019
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There is NO better Doctor than Dr. Chassim! I have been to other pain doctors both here and in Minneapolis and NEVER had the professional, attention to detail and support that I received from Dr. Chassim and his team. I was very nervous about the procedure but it was not only NOT painful but over before I even I knew it. I would never go again to any other other than Dr. Chassim for my pain needs. He is the BEST!
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Victoria McHale in Indian Well, CA – Jan 23, 2019
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I call Dr. Cassim Dr. Mago because he is a Magician at doing the most difficult injections for Pain. I've had to do Hip & Spine Injections at USC & Newport Orthopedic & neither can hold a candle to Dr. Cassim. When he does the tough injections he is so smooth it feels like maybe a mosquito bite. After almost jumping out the window at USC Med Dr. Cassim is now the only one I will go to. I highly recommend him & his PA Mary Ann for any pain issues. Thanks Dr. Mago, You Are the Best
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D. Henderson in La Quinta, CA – Jan 22, 2019
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Dr Cassim is a talented, highly skilled pain management doctor at Eisenhower Pain Management facility. He’s friendly, listens and is compassionate about getting symptoms resolved. He’s cutting edge doctor experienced in many spinal procedures and injections. I have been recently seeing him for lumbar issues. He’s one of the best in the valley. His staff rocks in the procedure area they are with you all the way and comforting. His NP Janet Conley is the aftercare support team & she is excellent.
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AnnieN in LaQuinta, CA – Dec 11, 2018
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We are fortunate to have this amazing pain medicine doctor in our valley. He has helped me enjoy retirement, pain free of a back injury received years ago, with a simple radiofrequency rhizotomy. His pain management skill coupled with a state of the art surgery center is truly spectacular and his staff is efficient and friendly. Can't say enough about this young, knowledgeable and dynamic doctor. I believe he will make a huge difference in this valley of agers.
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Dominic A. Thomas in Indio, CA – Dec 02, 2018
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This is the second time I have sought out Dr.Cassim for hip/back problems. He is a very knowledgeable doctor...explains every step of the procedure and what you can anticipate. His staff is right with you every step of the way to support you and comfort you during your injections. Makes it so easy!!! Thank you to all!
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Nov 21, 2018
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Excellent doctor and excellent results.
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Nov 16, 2018
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If I could give zero stars I would. Dr. Cassim is awful. This was my first visit to him and he came in said I want you to do something; walk towards me. I showed him where my pain was and he said why are you even here? Who referred you? He Did not asked about the pain or anything about my previous visit to various other specialist. I provided info from my chiropractor and told him what my Primary doctor said he said ok we will get you an MRI and come back for the results. I took all of 3 min
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La Quinta, CA – Oct 19, 2018
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About Me

Care Philosophy

"Improving lives by managing pain-that's what I do."

Biography

Dr. Cassim is a board-certified physiatrist (PM&R) with additional certification in pain management from the American Board of Pain Medicine (ABPM)....Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2009
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of Minnesota / Twin Cities Campus
Residency Hospital
2005
Palmetto General Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
Nova Southeastern University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2000
University of Texas / Austin Campus
Undergraduate School
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Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopedic Association, Member

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Does Dr. Hazmer Cassim, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Cassim has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Hazmer Cassim, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Cassim frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Spine, Back Pain, and Arthritis of the Elbow. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Cassim treats.

Where is Dr. Hazmer Cassim, DO's office located?

Dr. Cassim's office is located at 39000 Bob Hope Dr, Rancho Mirage, CA 92270. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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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. Cassim's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cassim treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

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

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cassim treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Arthritis of the Elbow
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Cassim treats Arthritis of the Elbow more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Cassim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Lipedema
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis

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Locations

Desert Orthopedic Center

Desert Orthopedic Center39000 Bob Hope Dr Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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Rancho Mirage, CA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received