Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD

Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Newport Beach, CA. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

22 Corporate Plaza Dr

Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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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

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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

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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  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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
based on 64 total reviews (7 with comments)
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)
in Irvine, CA |
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 and understanding my issues and health!
in Huntington Beach, CA |
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 something small I am told I need a whole host of new unnecessary tests and shared obscure Doctors associated within the group. I hate to think this may be a way to increase profits.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
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 the wrong location for the MRI. I had a hip replacement surgery with complications and have had extreme pain since the surgery. My insurance company could not believe it and told me to find another Dr.
Huntington Beach, CA |
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 a hurry. This was my first appointment and thought her behavior unprofessional. Taking more time, having a conversation( partnering with me as I knew the problem) would have made all the difference.
Laguna Beach, CA |
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 doctor handle a new patient's evaluation and shocking that they didn't even have a human phone to discuss it. I phoned and canceled. They didn't even ask me why I canceled.
in Tustin, CA |
Dr. Safman is highly professional yet personable. She has provided me with quality patient care coupled with a high level of medical expertise during the procedures I've undergone with her.
Costa Mesa, CA |
Dr. did not know why I have pain, with no diagnosis she wanted to I give me injections. She copy the diagnosis from another dr's records.
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Hospitals where Dr. Safman has admitting privileges

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Hoag Orthopedic Institute
16250 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
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