Dr. Maia Chakerian, MD

Dr. Maia Chakerian, MD

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Anesthesiology  |  
Female  |  
60 y/o
(23)

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While studying anthropology at Pomona College in Southern California, I spent a semester abroad in Kenya, in East Africa. There, I met a wonderful and inspiring Dutch physician, who made it his life's mission to work in developing countries, bringing nutritional education to women and children. He was very inspiring to me, and I returned to complete my undergraduate education, with the idea of becoming a doctor. Upon graduation from Pomona, I returned to my home state of New Mexico, and attended UNM School of Medicine. I had originally thought I would become a primary care physician in a rural area of the state, but I found that I had a particular talent and love for surgery. I entered the surgical training program, and was accepted into the plastic surgery residency as well. However, not everything in life is without its challenges, and the plastic surgery program unexpectedly closed before I had completed my training. I decided to take another path, and switched to a training program in anesthesiology. There, I first was exposed to the subspecialty of pain management. This seemed to be the perfect blend of technical expertise and ongoing patient care, which I missed from my previous life as a surgical resident. I decided to pursue this as my calling. After completing my anesthesiology residency, I attended what was then the oldest and one of the most respected Pain Management training programs, at the University of Washington in Seattle. During that fellowship training, I became exposed to a rigorous psychological and rehabilitation approach to pain management, which helped to round out my knowledge and expertise with dealing with the pain patient. Following completion of my fellowship, I returned to California to teach at UC San Diego. My proudest accomplishments there include influencing some of the residents to pursue pain management as a career, and to author the application to the American College of Graduate Medical Education which resulted in accreditation of the Pain Fellowship program at UCSD. This program has now trained many distinguished professionals. I moved to the Bay Area in 1994, where I have two offices. The oldest is in Los Gatos, and the newest is in Menlo Park. My personal interests include cooking, gardening, wine, music, and travel.

Maia U. Chakerian, M.D.

14601 S Bascom Ave Ste 240

Los Gatos, CA 95032
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

I have been caring for chronic pain and cancer pain patients in Los Gatos, CA since 1992, and am Board-Certified in Anesthesiology with Added Qualifications in Pain Medicine. I offer full service pain management, from medication management to interventional pain procedures, including implanted spinal stimulators and pumps.  We have an active clinical research team, using the very newest therapies for pain.

My Menlo Park, CA office specializes in providing personalized care, taking as much time as needed with each patient in a relaxing, peaceful environment.  Psychological pain management services are available onsite, in addition to full-service medical/interventional pain management techniques.

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Dr. Chakerian's Experience

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Dr. Chakerian's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Anesthesiology
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intractable Pain Syndromes
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain, Intractable
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

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Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Baclofen Pump Therapy
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • IV Sedation
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Injection
  • Local Anesthesia
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Neurolytic Nerve Block
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Anesthesia
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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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

  • Pomona Coll
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • University Of New Mexico School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University N Mex Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • University N Mex Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • University Of New Mexico Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University N Mex Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of Washington
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Outstanding Clinical Service UCSD Dept of Anesthesiology, 1994
Media & Publications

Dr. Chakerian has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chakerian's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chakerian to family and friends
3.3
based on 23 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Chakerian Says:

We strive to provide the highest quality care at all times, and to respond to all patients' concerns.  The field of pain management is often complicated by conflicting issues: adequate pain control versus potential addiction to medications.  We are governed and monitored closely by state and local agencies to make sure that we are doing everything we can to keep patients safe and to obey...

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Dr. Chakerian's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Palo Alto, CA |
Dr. Chakerian is a truly helpful and empathetic professional. I have been to other pain management specialists to help manage my chronic pelvic pain. Dr. Chakerian has gone above and beyond all the rest. I appreciate her thoughtfulness and thorough medical knowledge as well as her ability tailor my pain management plan depending on the situation.
in Los Gatos, CA |
Caring, honest, responsible with follow-up care. Places patient's needs first! She has been my doctor for more 10 years. I would never change her care for anyone else. Extremely patient in managing health insurance loops & challenges. Outstanding!
in Campbell, CA |
Had to wait 3 wks for the doctor to read paperwork my Chiropractor's office sent in. Then had to wait another week to get in to see the doctor. I had met my deductible for the year so the procedure could have been covered entirely by my insurance, but it took her office staff 8 weeks to get the ball rolling. On 2 occasions I called to see if they were making progress - staff was very impatient. Dr. Chakerian is lovely - but you have to go through her staff to see her, and it isn't worth it.
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Dr. Chakerian accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna EPO
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
    Choice POS
  • Cigna
    Commercial EPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net HMO
    Health Net PPO
    Medicare EPO
    Medicare POS
    Medicare PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan Admar PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    MultiPlan Wellmark PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
    Standard
    TriCare for Life
  • TriWest Champus
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus
    Choice Plus EPO
    Choice Plus HMO
    Choice Plus POS
    Choice Plus PPO
    Options EPO
    Options POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare
    Select Plus EPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select Plus POS
    United Healthcare HMO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chakerian has admitting privileges

Good Samaritan Hospital
2425 Samaritan Dr
San Jose, CA 95124
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El Camino Hospital Los Gatos
815 Pollard Rd
Los Gatos, CA 95032
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