Dr. Joseph Ho, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 46

Dr. Ho
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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150 Laguna Rd Ste A Fullerton, CA 92835

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Dr. Joseph Ho, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Fullerton, CA and has over 20 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine medical school in 2001. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as St. Jude Medical Center and Stamford Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ho to book an appointment.

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  • Listened & answered questions (27)
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (6)
  • Appointment was rushed (4)
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I have seen Dr. Ho for sciatica and degenerative disk disease to help me with pain management. He is a caring, knowledgeable doctor who will be honest regarding his recommendations including any risks of procedures. I received an epidural injection for my back pain and his professionalism and staff are top notch. I highly recommend him as a very experienced and compassionate doctor who also follows up with patients regularly to monitor their progress.
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Dec 23, 2020
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I just saw Dr. Ho today and I would like to say that he's a great doctor that he took more than enough time to examine me, ask many questions, answer all my questions, went back and forth to check the medical records I have from my previous provider and he even joked with us and of course I recommend him to anyone who looks for a knowledgeable and caring doctor
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • 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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Ahmed e Haridy – Sep 04, 2020
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Dr Ho is by far the most caring pain specialist I have had the pleasure of knowing. He includes me in decision making and explains procedures thoroughly. Dr Ho listens. He is kind. He actually makes eye contact when either one of us are speaking. I have never left his office in tears out of frustration and if you are a chronic pain patient you understand that statement completely! His office staff at his Irvine office are as lovely as he is. As you well know, it is an extremely difficult time to
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Apr 19, 2019
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- Great communication - Doctor Ho is very caring and addressed my chronic neck and headaches...I was seeing another doctor for a year and had very little to no relieve until I saw Dr Ho. - Highly recommend him
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Mar 11, 2019
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My experience with Dr. Ho has been great. He is a very caring and kind person and has helped me a great deal. I have never felt rushed during my appointments and Dr. Ho has always taken time to explain things to me. He has taken all the time necessary to explain my condition, provide treatment options, and discuss any questions or concerns I might have. I feel that he is very knowledgeable and up to date in regards to his specialty. I would certainly recommend him to others.
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Feb 06, 2018
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I’ve had a nerve block and epidural over the past few months and both have been an easy experience. I was nervous, but Dr Ho is very pleasant, professional, and caring that I was willing to trust him. I would not hesitate going back to him for another procedure, should I need one. His office staff seems to be very efficient, friendly, and wait time has been minimal.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fran in Fullerton, CA – Jan 27, 2018
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I've struggled with low back pain since I was a teenager. As I aged, it became worse and I ended up needing surgery. Though helpful, I developed more problems and my doctor suggested I see a Pain specialist.. I began seeing Dr. Ho around 2005. He impressed me with his kindness and overall concern which went beyond just my physical pain. He's professional and knowledgeable. His philosophy is to treat the person in pain, not just the pain. I am now able to live more comfortably with chronic pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Charles J. Wyker in Elmsford, NY – Dec 17, 2017
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I've seen Dr. Ho for pain management to deal with failed spinal surgery syndrome. Pain radiated from low back into my feet. Dr. Ho is an excellent diagnostician and over time restored a huge amount of my functionality. Empathetic and skilled. I have sent friends and family to him confidently.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Jim Ross in New Rochelle, NY – Nov 22, 2017
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Treated me for over 5 years before he moved to California. He has been one of the reasons I have gotten through some really bad times. One of the best and most compassionate doctors I’ve ever met. All his guidance was right on the mark and he knows how to look forward and anticipate things that are often overlooked by other doctors. I really miss him on the east coast.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Peter M in CT – Oct 29, 2017
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My name is Deborah B. I had the most painful facial pain caused by my trigeminal nerve. All the doctors had given up on me when I went to Dr. Ho. He listened and knew exactly where to treat my pain. I was suicidal when I met him and he performed a miracle on me. I went from non -functioning and excruciating pain to lunching with friends and traveling to see relatives. I am so saddened that Dr. Ho left New York but I assure you that there is no one better in California.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deborah Bochichio. in Bronxville, NY – Oct 18, 2017
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Dr. Ho is the most professional ,gentleand knowledgeable pain mgmt M.D. I have had the luck to have been referred to. I had been to 3 other pain practices, one who actually injured me badly at memorial Sloan kettering. Dr ho did my procedure ( epidural corticosteroid) in 15 minutes explaining every step to calm my nerves. He has done several others ( steroid injections) and the pain is so lessened after each one. I can walk!! Just to add, his knowledge of physiology amazes me.Credentals great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janet birnkrant White in Katonah,NY – Mar 20, 2016
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Kind, efficient AND spent time with me
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Elaine Finsilver in Hartsdale, NY.com – Mar 16, 2016
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Excellent diagnostician. Takes the time to listen to the patient. Doesn't rush the patient. Polite and personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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RL in NY – Jan 15, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

It is time to take control of your pain! The physicians in our practice are all highly trained and double board certified in pain management and anesthesiology....Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2007
Harvard University-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Harvard University-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2002
Cornell New York Hospital Medical Center Of Queens
Internship Hospital
2001
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1997
Yale University
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Joseph Ho, MD offer telehealth services?

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

What are Dr. Joseph Ho, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Ho frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Ho treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Ho, MD's office located?

Dr. Ho's office is located at 150 Laguna Rd Ste A, Fullerton, CA 92835. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Ho, MD speak?

Dr. Ho speaks Spanish, Chinese, and English. View profile to see all.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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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. Ho's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ho treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Ho treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

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

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ho treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Ho treats this condition more than 95% 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
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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ho treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ho treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Ho's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(714) 525-8822

Dr. Ho accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Affiliated Doctors of Orange County (ADOC)
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Cigna
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Humana
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Locations

Premier Pain Consultants

Premier Pain Consultants150 Laguna Rd Ste A Fullerton, CA 92835
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Ho is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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St. Jude Medical Center

Fullerton, CA

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

28 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Stamford Hospital

Stamford, CT

77% Patient Experience Rating, 8% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

White Plains Hospital

White Plains, NY

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

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)