Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD

Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD

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Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Mission Hills, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Los Robles Regional Medical Center and Los Robles Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Arfai to book an appointment.

Locations

Pain Management Of Mission Hills

Mission Hills11550 Indian Hills Rd Ste 340 Mission Hills, CA 91345
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Thousand Oaks375 Rolling Oaks Dr Ste 200 Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
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Dr. Arfai's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Arfai

3.9

Based on 44 ratings

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I am a retired registered nurse with chronic low back pain for several decades. I made no progress and suffered for years with unrelenting back, neck and hip problems, until I met Dr Arfai. I have recommended him repeatedly. He is a very kind and compassionate man. He LISTENS and he REMEMBERS what you say to him. I enjoy his subtle sense of humor. My care has required the use of epidurals and nerve blocks, RF Ablation and eventually I made it through the insurance nightmare to receive a Boston Scientific Spinal Cord Stimulator. That decision changed my life dramatically, for the better. That technology had never even been mentioned as a possible therapy for me. Dr Arfai felt that I was a good candidate for such technology. He was right on target. He is 5-STAR GOOD.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Connolly – Jun 05, 2021
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He is very rude and don’t care about us .i never recommend him to any one.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Apr 23, 2019
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Dr. Arfai seemed like he might be a good a doctor but between being unable to actually speak to someone in the office, get a message to the doctor or try and get any issues taken care of was impossible. The girls in the front were so confused and didn't communicate with each other that it didn't allow me to continue to see Dr. Arfai. Sadly, because of his neglectful front office, he pays for it.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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chantellalee in SCV, CA – Oct 10, 2018
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I have seen Dr Arfai since almost he start at Mission Hills and now I have to make a decision to keep him or keep my personal doctor he has terminated his contract with Health care Parners and I'm so sad I saw this coming that's how good of a doctor he is now I need to find a pain management and it is hard most of the doctors dont care. I need your help Doctor Arfai to make a decision the stuff didn't tell me what to do in this case Dr Arfai is now like a family to me if you see this call me. Tx
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ernesto Hermosillo in Northridge, CA – Aug 28, 2018
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I saw DR about 2x. Offered pain pills and shots. Got 4 shots. Found out there's a 4 / year limit. I always saw the PA. I only saw the DR. for shots. I fell and hurt my back, saw the PA he ordered an MRI. Staff never got my results. PA said they weren't ready but they were. PA gave me more pills on my last visit then sent home. I got my CD and results myself and left. No more!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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North Hills – Apr 20, 2018
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I love Dr Arfai! It is always a pleasant time when I visit once a month. He is very helpful and kind. Also everyone in the office is very nice and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Joy Revander in Palmdale, CA – May 03, 2017
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Great guy n doc. Takes his time n listens to you
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Mike in Thousand oaks – Feb 01, 2017
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I've had 3 successful treatments and am now in need of a fourth. Today I've made 3 phone calls to your 'existing patient' phone number. Left a message with a callback number mid morning but no response by 2pm. Called again at 2pm and your message said your mailbox was full. Called again shortly after 5pm and could leave a 2nd message and heard that I could make an appointment online. When I tried that option the message is 'you only make appointments online for NEW patients'. NOW WHAT?
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inpain in Canyon Country, CA – Aug 24, 2016
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Don't waste your time with this doctor. He is totally incompetent and will not treat with any medications. He also judges you if you see other doctors for other conditions. I have several conditions and some give me meds but nothing narcotic. I didn't even want a narcotic drug. He judged me and broke his Hippocratic oath to treat the patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Jennifer Issa in Calabasas Hills, CA – May 21, 2016
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I went in with back pain I've suffered for the past 20 years, after finally, my insurance company allowing me to see a pain management specialist on Feb 1, 2016. Dr. Arfai ordered an MRI, which one of his staff member entered into the computer and got me an instant approval. She made an appointment for Feb 14, 2016. When I went in, he had the results, and before coming into the room, he had already read my MRI results and knew them without consulting the report!!! He is awesome!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Michael D. in Winnetka, CA – Feb 17, 2016
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Arfai's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arfai treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Arfai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arfai treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Arfai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Arfai treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Arfai treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Arfai's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
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National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Kiumars Arfai is a board certified, fellowship trained Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Specialist graduated from Stanford Medical Center, who...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2006
Stanford U Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Drew UCLA
Residency Hospital
2001
Drew UCLA
Internship Hospital
1997
Razi Med Ctr
Undergraduate School
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Languages

  • English
  • Arabic
  • French
  • Persian
  • Spanish
  • Turkish

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How can I make an appointment with Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD?

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Is Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Arfai frequently treats Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Intervertebral Disc Disease. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Arfai treats.

Where is Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD's office located?

Dr. Arfai's office is located at 11550 Indian Hills Rd Ste 340, Mission Hills, CA 91345. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Kiumars Arfai, MD speak?

Dr. Arfai speaks Persian, Spanish, and Turkish. View profile to see all.

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received

Los Robles Regional Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

12 Awards Received