Dr. Marisa Chang, MD

Pain Medicine •  Female
  
Dr. Chang
Accepting new patients

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 690 Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dr. Marisa Chang, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 16 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chang to book an appointment.


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Visiting Dr. Chang for the first time was a nice experience. She listened to me, was extremely empathetic, and seemed to understand how all my conditions were interrelated. However, during the follow-up visit, I was shocked by how her attitude had changed. Perhaps it could be because the follow-up visit is $200-300 cheaper, or that she was busy, but after 10 minutes, she kept reiterating "I will see you in a couple weeks" and closed her notes. Even though I continued asking her 2 more questions, she kept reiterating the same sentence and pointed towards the door and said, "Follow me out this door please." She left me at the front desk/reception without even saying goodbye to her client, and I was shocked. This is not how you treat your clients, and this is not how you would want them to return. Not to mention - it is almost impossible to get a hold of someone over the phone. I had to get a prescription change and after 10 phone calls and 3 emails, nobody got back to me.
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Jun 10, 2020
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Dr. Chang is knowledgable and explains her thinking clearly. She is also easy to talk to. In my case, she figured out how to get me the help I needed quickly when in a crisis. I can't imagine where I'd be now had I not made the decision to seek her help.
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Apr 29, 2018
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I've been suffering from cluster migraines for 15 years. Cycles hit about every two years and last about eight weeks with daily attacks. Other doctors helped with pain management, but none has been able to figure out how to break a cycle--until I met Dr. Chang. She told me there is need to suffer like I am. During this last cycle at about day 10, I saw Dr. Chang. She gave me a "cocktail" of drugs under general monitored anesthesia. Since then, I have been headache free. Dr. changed my life.
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  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jim Michie in Salt Lake City – Apr 19, 2018
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I am a medical malpractice attorney with more than 20 years experience. Dr. Chang has been my treating neurologist for the past four years. I recommend her without hesitation to clients, colleagues and friends. If my children needed neurological evaluation I would bring them to her. Her qualifications are impeccable and she has a warm and personal bedside manner. Her office and nursing staff are amazing.
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Malibu, CA – Dec 17, 2017
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Dr. Chang is my husband's neurologist. We find it is easy to get appointments with her and they begin and end on time. When she is with us, she is 100% focused on my husband. Appropriate physician caring is about the attitude a doctor has for one's patients and the smarts he/she brings to the examination room. It is also about making sure that the details of dealing with the system are manageable. Dr. Chang is always there when we need her. Dr. Chang gets it right.
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Care Philosophy

Dr. Chang views her greatest accomplishment as the relationship she has with her patients. She draws upon her unique training to provide innovative and personalized care. Dr. Chang truly listens to her patients with a compassionate heart and combines the best of evidence based and state of the art medicine to serve each individual patient.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Headache Management
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Neurological Movement Disorders
  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Neurology
  • Sports Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine
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Board Certifications

Education

2008
University of California, Los Angeles
Fellowship Hospital
2008
University of California, Los Angeles
Residency Hospital
2005
Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
Internship Hospital
2004
University Of California, Irvine, College Of Medicine
Medical School

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Brain Disorders
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Dr. Chang treats Brain Disorders more than 9% of her peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 9% of her peers

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Classic Migraine
  • Common Migraine
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complicated Migraine
  • Discography
  • Dystonia
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Visual Migraine

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Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 690 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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