Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD

Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Newport Beach, CA and has been practicing for 22 years. She graduated from University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine.

22 Corporate Plaza Dr

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sacrum Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Safman's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


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8  Procedures

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.


  • University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of California, Irvine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Pain Management Medical Center, Long Beach, CA
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Safman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Safman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Safman to family and friends
64 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Safman's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (7)

Dr. Safman is a great pain management doctor! She has been my doctor for 5 yrs., for a multitude of maladies with my back! She has been instrumental in helping me lose weight, control my pain through various methods injections, physical therapy, medicine! She is always professional, thorough, kind...more
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Dr Safman slows very little compassion with me. She needs a nicer to her patients. She had insulted not only me but my wife as well. As a cancer patient I am treated like a common crimmal to get my meds. I have been a patient for nearly 20 years. Seems in the past year I have observed coming in for...more
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I have had over 10 visits to this Doctors practice and have never met her. The last visit was the last straw. Her PA Naomi Porter told me to go shop for 2 MRI's and said don't even make an appointment until they are done. I have had no returned calls. I have had MRI's in the past and Naomi wrote...more
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Dr. Safman's PA did the entire assessment. When Dr. Safman came into the room she stood at the door with the door open. She told me what she could not do for me until I had received a lower level of care first. She never examined me. She was impatient, with a 'sharp' edge, unfriendly, obviously in...more
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I made an appointment for a first evaluation with her based on a referral from another doctor in that office. I got an automated message saying she would not be in and that an assistant would handle the appointment unless I requested otherwise. I think it malpractice to have someone who is not a...more
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