Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

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Dr. Ananth
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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. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Ananth to book an appointment.

Dr. Ananth's Reviews

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4.4

Based on 132 ratings

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10/10 I would recommend Pacific Pain and Wellness Group!! I had a lot of anxiety going into my first procedure for my back pain but Dr. Ananth and his staff made me feel very comfortable. The procedure was very quick and easy. I've had two injections since then and I've had complete pain relief since then!! THANK YOU
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Andy – Mar 04, 2021
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After researching ketamine for weeks, I finally mustered up the courage to schedule a consultation. I had my fair share of doubts about the whole process but at this point I had exhausted all other options and was more than willing to give ketamine a shot at treating my depression and PTSD. There was definitely an adjustment period in the first couple sessions but after my third session I really started to see results. I have now completed my fourth treatment and I feel so much happier and full of life. The ketamine treatments seem to be the only thing that has ever worked for me and I cannot thank Dr. Ananth enough for guiding me through this process.
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Top notch Psychiatrist with a wealth of experience. ADHD and Neuropsychology expert. Will be my only Psychiatrist I ever see moving forward. Has been great the past two years with him.
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Bill – Oct 13, 2020
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Throughout the last 5 years that I've been seeing Dr. Ananth, he has been one of the few doctors who has been able to successfully help me through my depression and anxiety. His ability to explain is excellent and his compassion shines through. Would highly recommend. JW
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JW – Apr 24, 2020
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Dr Ananth has been taking care of me for years. I can’t even imagine what life would be like without him helping to manage my chronic pain. He is knowledgeable, concerned, and very easy to talk to. In addition to being incredibly effective, he and his staff truly care about their patients. They are attentive, kind, and incredibly good at what they do. They always make me feel like a “favorite aunt” is visiting. I heartily recommend Dr Ananth and his wonderful staff.
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Catherine Ireland – Apr 24, 2020
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I understand that Dr. Ananth is an excellent pain management doctor. However, for a patient who is referred to him for medication management for a psychiatric condition only, he is not beneficial, and his manner is inappropriately critical, discounting, superior, and incommunicative.
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I have been suffering from back pain for 2 years. I finally was referred to Dr. Ananth as his reputation for being a miracle worker. Based on my MRI findings, he recommended a spinal epidural for pain caused by a fracture between T12 and L10. I have been pain free in that area ever since. The staff is awesome and I have never waited. If I am on time, I am taken right in. I am treated with respect and, together, we have a common goal of eliminating my back pain. I am beyond grateful that I found this amazing Doctor and staff of pain management and wellness. Thank you!
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Patricia Crowley – Mar 26, 2020
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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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John M. Wilson in San Pedro, CA – Mar 05, 2019
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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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Laura C. – Dec 19, 2018
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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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P in Torrance , CA – Dec 07, 2018
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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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Redondo Beach, CA – May 02, 2017
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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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Michele Renfrow in Lomita, CA – Mar 07, 2017
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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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Mary B in Manhattan Beach, CA – Feb 17, 2017
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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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Roseau, 04 – Feb 07, 2017
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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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Adrienne S. in San Pedro, CA – Dec 17, 2016
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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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RLR in Mission Viejo, CA – Dec 17, 2016
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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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DV in Lomita, CA – Nov 11, 2016
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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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Teresa M in Huffman, TX – Aug 17, 2016
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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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Angela Kelly in Torrance, CA – Jun 21, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Torrance, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pharmacology
  • Psychiatry
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management
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Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry

Education

2011
University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
2009
Westchester Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2006
Westchester Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
University of California at Santa Barbara
Undergraduate School
Masters In Business Admin
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD's top areas of care?

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

Where is Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD's office located?

Dr. Ananth's office is located at 23150 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 100, Torrance, CA 90505. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Ananth speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Ananth's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

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

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Ananth treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Ananth treats this condition more than 97% 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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Dr. Ananth's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Adult Panic Anxiety Syndrome
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Darvocet Withdrawal
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • 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
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • 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 Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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 Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • 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
  • 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

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Dr. Ananth accepts the following insurance:

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Anthem
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Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
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Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
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Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
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
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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Locations

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

Torrance Office23150 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 100 Torrance, CA 90505
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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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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Torrance, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)