Dr. Kalle Varav, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 49
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Dr. Kalle Varav, MD
Dr. Kalle Varav, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Monterey, CA. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 22 years. Dr. Varav is affiliated with Natividad Medical Center, Watsonville Community Hospital and Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.

12 Upper Ragsdale Dr

Monterey, CA 93940

Contact Information

(831) 648-7200

Dr. Kalle Varav, MD

Dr. Kalle Varav, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Health Net of California
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
more than 95% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 94% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurostimulation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stem Cell Therapy
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • Uc Santa Barbara
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • Medical College Of Pennsylvania
    Medical School | Graduated 1995
  • UCLA
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • UCLA Med Ctr/UCLA D Geffen School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • University Of California Davis Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Varav has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Estonian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Varav's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Varav to family and friends
2.6
based on 10 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Varav's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Spreckels, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Varav for an epidural for extreme lower back pain and I must say that I have never had such an informative appointment before. He took the time to review all of my recent scans and x-rays, and explained to me the exact reasons that I have so much pain and why there is nothing more that can be done other than pain management. I found Dr. Varav very personable, and very clear and concise in all of his information. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.
in Corralito |
I was wheeled into Dr. Varav's office with the (severe) acute pain in my back. After reviewing my MRI he scheduled me for an epidural within 3 days. I am walking again and will always count on Dr. Varav to be there for me if the need arises again. My name is Kathleen Moore I consider him to one of the best Doctors I have ever been to.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Varav accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Elderplan
    Medicare HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Navigate HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Varav has admitting privileges

Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
23625 Holman Hwy
Monterey, CA 93940
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Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906
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Watsonville Community Hospital
75 Neilson St
Watsonville, CA 95076
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