Dr. Kimberly Safman, MD
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Pain Medicine | Female

Newport Orthopedic Institute 22 Corporate Plaza Dr Newport Beach, CA 92660 Get Directions

Biography

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. Dr. Safman is affiliated with Hoag Orthopedic Institute and Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.

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Dr. Safman's Reviews

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based on 63 total surveys (7 with reviews)
Dr. Safman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (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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  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck 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
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of South Carolina School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California, Los Angeles
  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California, Irvine
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Pain Management Medical Center, Long Beach, Ca

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

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