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Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

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Dr. Ananth

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

23150 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 100 Torrance, CA 90505

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Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.


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(310) 437-7399

Dr. Ananth accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO

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Dr. Ananth's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Ananth treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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Dr. Ananth treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ananth treats Chronic Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Ananth's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • 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
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Behavior Modification
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Botox® Injection
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Bursitis
  • Cell Based Therapy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Darvocet Withdrawal
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dexedrine Withdrawal
  • Discitis
  • Discogenic Pain
  • Discography
  • Discontinuation Syndrome
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Drug Withdrawal
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hospice Care Services
  • Hypomania
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychogenic Disorders (incl. Psychogenic Pain)
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Biography

Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 8 years. He graduated from Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2011
University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Westchester Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2006
Westchester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2001
New York Medical College
Medical School
2000
Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University Of California At Santa Barbara
Undergraduate School
2011
2009
2006
2001
2000
1995

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Ananth's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Ananth

4.4

Based on 125 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Arnath has been my doctor for many years. he is kind, listens to you and makes clear what your plan of care will be. He's an expert in medication and knows the best to perscribe for you. He also drug interactions to avoid reactions. I have been in the health care field for 40 years, so I know doctors very well. Dr. Arnath is an excellent phyisian and will take great care of you. Also, his staff are excellent. friendly, caring , compassonate. Look no further - this is the place.
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Looking forward to meeting with this psychiatrist. My insurance company recommended him. Due to the receptionists at your office, I’ve decided to look for another doctor. Thank you.
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Dr. Ananath and his whole staff are amazing. Dr. Anath has gone out of his way to help me through a very difficult time with multiple surgeries, dealing with all the pain and stress of it. I am very thankful for all his knowledge and true caring. I couldn’t have gotten through this without him. He takes time to listen, and to explain options with your healthcare. I highly recommend him. He is truly the best. He
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My pain Dr retired so I went to him. He is not just a pain doctor but he's also a Psychiatrist.But he is Not MY psych Dr. He wouldn't allow me steroid injections based on my depression which is 100% in control &never had been out of control.He made a Rash Judgement based on 20 seconds of conversation.He said that a steroid shot would make me "spiral downward" Excuse me? He is not my Psych Dr who I've been going to for years. MY doctor knows full well I've had steroid shots without Any issues!
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My wife has been consulting with Dr. Arnath for about 2 years. I brought her in today in a psychiatric crisis, on the verge of requiring inpatient admission, and his immediate suggestion was talk therapy, which had been tried and failed repeatedly. Rather than arranging an admission, he finally prescribed her a combination of medications, two of which have been reported to have fatal interactions, with no warning to her at all. This guy is not only useless, he is dangerous.
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He listens to me and explains things so that I understand I am in my 60's and that is important to me..
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Kind and respectful. Thoroughly explained and answered all of my questions. Wait time was a little long, but he also spent time with me. Successfully treated my shooting pain from a disk extrusion in my cervical spine with epidural injections.
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Great physician who truly listens to his patients. I admire him. He is able to answer my questions regarding medications (pros and cons).
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Dr. Ananth is extremely knowledgeable in the area of pain management and he is fair and reasonable in his assessment of treatment options. Prior to recommending a course of treatment an MRI is ordered, and pain medication and/or trigger point therapy are offered to help alleviate the pain while awaiting the next course of treatment. I a series of epidurals administered by Dr. Ananth, the last of which alleviated my pain for nearly 2 years. I completely trust him in managing my pain.
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My experience with Dr. Ananth was through Dr./patient. I have osteoarthritis that is affecting my well-being and I was referred to Dr. Ananth. Dr. Ananth always showed a professional manner, listened patiently while I described my problem and recommended something that would give me relief from my pain. I felt at ease with the Dr. and highly recommend him as a wellness physician.
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Dr. Ananth is considerate and answers questions in a way that is easy to understand. He is respectful, and his attitude is never superior. This past year he has been a true blessing to me. My only regret is that I did not find him ten years ago. I highly recommend him.
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I loved seeing Dr Ananth until he stopped taking workmen comp, i saw him for 3 years. Very through and listens when you take
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Caring, knowledgeable physician.
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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!
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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.
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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.
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Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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