Dr. Kaly Kao, MD

Dr. Kaly Kao, MD

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Dr. Kaly Kao, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

2911 Chanticleer Ave

Santa Cruz, CA 95065

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Background Check

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. Kao's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kao treats Fibromyalgia more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Kao treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kao treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Kao treats this condition more than 96% 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
Coccygeal Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kao treats Coccygeal Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kao treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Kao's conditions and procedures:

Achilles Tendinitis
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Elbow
Autoimmune Diseases
Back Pain
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
Bone Disorders
Brachial Plexus Palsy
Brain Disorders
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pain
Coccygeal Pain
Degenerative Disc Disease
Dupuytren's Contracture
Elbow Injuries
EMG (Electromyography)
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Fibromyalgia
Foot Conditions
Fracture
Gait Abnormality
Hand Conditions
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Joint Drainage
Knee Disorders
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Myelopathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Neck Muscle Strain
Nerve Block, Somatic
Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
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
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Plantar Fasciitis
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Sacrum Disorders
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Shoulder Dislocation
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spinal Nerve Block
Spine Disorders
Spondylitis
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kaly Kao, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. He specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Awards

Dr. Kao's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kao

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I won’t return to Dr Kao. Experiencing pain from spinal stenosis and peripheral neuropathy. Gives me epidural and pain actually increased. Dismissed increased pain and dismissed possibility that it had aggravated neuropathy pain. I spoke to two other doctors who said it was a real possibility. ...Read More
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I am so happy my primary care md referred me to Dr. Kao and his staff. For 10 years I had been struggling with misdiagnosed hip and leg pain since the aches were so atypical for what other doc's thought was the issue. Within 1 appt and an MRI, I was properly diagnosed and consequently treated for...Read More
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Met with Dr. Kao to review my MRI. He did explain it thoroughly to me. He complained about my insurance taking up to 2 weeks to get approvals for an epidural [it took 4 days]. Oh and he offered to do the epidural for $10,000 if I didn't want to wait for insurance! I explained it takes 3 weeks to...Read More
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I saw dr. Kao 4 my back pain in january . He gave me a shot of cortisone. Now i,m pain free and back 2 work. Thanks, dr.kao! ??
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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 PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO