Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

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Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

Pain Medicine | Male

23000 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 100, Torrance, CA 90505 Get Directions
(310) 437-7399

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Dr. Ananth specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Torrance, CA. He practices at 2 locations.

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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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in Huffman, TX |
I loved seeing Dr Ananth until he stopped taking workmen comp, i saw him for 3 years. Very through and listens when you take
in Torrance, CA |
Dr. Ananth is a life saver! His expertise,?experience and bedside manner is impeccable and sincere, unlike past doctors I dealt with. Two years ago, I was hit be a drunk driver. My back, knees and neck were injured. The accident left me with herniated discs, nerve damage and painful knees. Right away, Dr. Ananth prescribed an efficient treatment regimen and I am grateful that I found him!
in Palos Verdes, CA |
Dr. Ananth is an extremely professional and caring Dr. I was referred to him by my Primary Care Physician. It's difficult to find such an excellent Dr. I have been a patient for almost 2 years. I have had complicated health issues and have required numerous visits. He has always been available and incredibly personable, helpful, & compassionate. The staff in the office is friendly and very professional as well.
in Inglewood, CA |
I came to Dr. Ananth with severe back pain and he has been very instrumental in helping me ease my pain. Also everyone in his office is very friendly.
in Manhattan Beach, CA |
Dr. Ananth is a wonderful doctor, who truly listens and cares. As a patient, I appreciate that he takes my pain seriously, in a nonjudgmental way (unlike some of my other doctors). He has given me hope, where none had existed for a long time. He has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me, even fighting a battle on my behalf with my insurance company. I am lucky to have him as one of my doctors.
in Manhattan Beach, CA |
Caring, knowledgeable physician.
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA |
Dr. Ananth is a very smart doctor. He is caring, understanding and careful in assessing his patients so that he will know how best to help them. I am thankful that Dr. Ananth is my doctor, he has helped me so much. I am hopeful and looking forward to my life continuing to improve!
in Redondo Beach, CA |
Dr. Ananth and his whole staff at Pacific Pain and Wellness has been a delight. Pain management experiences can be very stressful at times, but with Dr. Ananth's practice it is painless. Most of the time you are taken on time, the staff is very pleasant and comforting. Dr. Ananth spends the appropriate amount of time, listen's to all of your concerns, and is a viable member of my health care team. I have had a very positive outcome with the 2 epidurals that I have received, getting good relief.
in Redondo Beach, CA |
Referred to Dr. Ananth from my ortho for my awful and incredibly painful journey through my surgery, etc. His bedside (office and via phone) manner helping me get ready for surgery has been incredible. He could not have been more generous with his time, knowledge or compassion. Anyone in this situation is miserable enough, without question - Dr. Ananth truly cares to help solve that. I am grateful to have him on my medical team and would highly recommend him to anyone. He actually cares.
in Torrance, CA |
Dr Ananth is very caring and knows is stuff both in psychiatry and pain management.
in Redondo Beach, CA |
He is the best doctor I have ever worked with. I would be delighted to recommend him to anyone needing his specialties and in fact have done so.
in Los Angeles, CA |
I honestly could not recommend Dr. Ananth more. He's the kind of doctor that you wish all doctors would be like- professional yet kind and unhurried and he actually listens to his patients and works with you as a team all of which is unfortunately lacking in most of the medical field these data. Dr. Ananth and his team will all treat you with compassion and do everything in their power to help you. Despite my complicated pain situation, he has been able to drastically improve my quality of life.
in LONG BEACH |
Procedure was completed perfectly and now i experience no pain fornthe first time in 2 years. Tried epidurals from kaiser twice...no success
in Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA |
3 years ago I was referred to Dr. Ananth for help with lower back pain. Before treatment he looked at my X-ray & got a thorough history of my back-related problems. Since then I received a variety of pain injections that brought me great relief. Ultimately I had 2 surgeries to remove a disk & relieve 3 pinched nerves. Despite the structural fix I still have a chronic lower backache, piriformis & IT-Band pain due to arthritis (73 yrs) & weak core muscles & will continue treatment by him.
in Los Angeles |
Dr Ananth is one of the most remarkable physicians I have ever have met. He is an expert in many medical realms, is approachable with a wonderful bedside manner, and a extraordinary human being who truly cares about his patients. He saved my life by caring enough to return my desperate call after my spinal fusion surgery. With his expert diagnosis of my symptoms, I was taken to a hospital and treated for septic complications from my IVs. I highly recommend Dr Ananth. He is the best'!
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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Arthritis
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychological Pharmacology
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Alcoholic Polyneuropathy
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Amotivational Syndrome
  • Amphetamine Abuse
  • Amphetamine Withdrawal
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Apathy
  • Arthritis
  • Ativan Withdrawal
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Problems
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Impairment
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Darvocet Withdrawal
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dexedrine Withdrawal
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Discontinuation Syndrome
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hypomania
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder

Procedures Performed

  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Behavior Modification
  • Botox® Injection
  • Cell Based Therapy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Hospice Care Services
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Therapy

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    Autonomous University of Guadalajara / Faculty of Medicine

    Graduated in 2000

    New York Medical College

    Graduated in 2001

  • Internship Hospital
    Westchester Medical Center

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Westchester Medical Center

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University of Southern California

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    University of California at Santa Barbara

    Graduated in 1995

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Psychiatry
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Ananth's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Ananth

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients