Dr. Marisa Chang, MD

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Dr. Chang
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Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790 Santa Monica, CA 90403

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Dr. Marisa Chang, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has over 17 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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Dr. Chang's Reviews

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3.9

Based on 38 ratings

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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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  • 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
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Jun 10, 2020
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.
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
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Apr 29, 2018
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.
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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Jim Michie in Salt Lake City – Apr 19, 2018
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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Malibu, CA – Dec 17, 2017
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.
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
2 people found this helpful
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Los Angeles, CA – May 02, 2017

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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...Read more

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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Is Dr. Marisa Chang, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Marisa Chang, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Chang's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Marisa Chang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chang frequently treats Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan, Head CT Scan, and Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chang treats.

Where is Dr. Marisa Chang, MD's office located?

Dr. Chang's office is located at 2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790, Santa Monica, CA 90403. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Marisa Chang, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Chang has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

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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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Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
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Dr. Chang performs Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Head CT Scan
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang performs Head CT Scan more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang performs Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang performs this procedure more than 80% of her peers

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Basilar Migraine
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • 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
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Home Sleep Study
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Joint Injection
  • 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
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Visual Migraine
  • Wada Test

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(310) 829-5968

Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage

Locations

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles

Neurological Associates of West Los Angeles2811 Wilshire Blvd Ste 790 Santa Monica, CA 90403
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