Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

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Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Torrance, CA and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from Autonomous University Of Guadalajara / Faculty Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional pain medicine, and more.

23000 Crenshaw Blvd Ste 100

Torrance, CA 90505

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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7  Specialties

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

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

100  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • 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
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Dexedrine Withdrawal
  • 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
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Upper Back Pain
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52  Procedures

  • 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
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)
  • 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
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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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Ananth has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Ananth's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ananth to family and friends
121 total reviews (22 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (121)

  • 5
    (101)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (5)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Ananth's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (22)

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...more
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More to the story - This man lunged out at his wife unexpectedly and violently while I was speaking to her. He was asked to leave immediately. The patient, who is a wonderful person, reports that she took the medications, and is feeling better. It is unfortunate that the husband felt the need to post inaccurate information. Violence will not be tolerated in our office.

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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...more
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