Dr. Michael Amster, MD

Dr. Michael Amster, MD

Pain Management  ·  
Male  ·  
45 y/o

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Dr. Michael Amster, MD is a pain management specialist in Fairfield, CA and has been practicing for 14 years. He specializes in pain management.Read his story

NorthBay Pain Management

1860 Pennsylvania Ave Ste 310

Fairfield, CA 94533
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Insurance Accepted

  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • HealthSmart
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • Private HealthCare Systems
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Amster performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Amster's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Amster's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Amster "Pain management is a fascinating, ever changing field. I believe it's one of the last frontiers of medicine: understanding how pain works and how to manage it. As a pain management specialist, I'm able to provide continuity of care for patients. I enjoy developing a close relationship with each of my patients. I see them about every month or so. Unfortunately, our society has a lot of misunderstandings about what chronic pain is. Chronic pain is something that doesn't affect you just physically, but emotionally and spiritually. That's why it's really important to have a physician that understands you. My patients describe me as down-to-earth and approachable. I'm easy to talk to. My style is very informal, and I really appreciate connecting with people on a personal level, knowing about their lives and families. I'm not interested in prescribing drugs and getting people out the door. My practice is unique because I'm one of the only doctors in the group that treats children. I also perform surgical interventions, such as spinal cord stimulation. I've very interested in the latest technologies and advancements in chronic pain. I also have an advanced certificate degree in meditation teaching. Meditation and mindfulness practice can help patients work with pain. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my children. In my spare time, I lead a group meditation, I teach yoga and I'm a river raft guide. I swim everyday and I'm on a swim team."
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Amster "Dr. Amster takes a down-to-earth and informal approach to his patient care. Most of his patients see him for long term care and recovery. It is important to him to develop close relationships built on trust and understanding. Dr. Amster prefers to partner together and create a treatment plan for long term results."

1  Specialties

  • Pain Management

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

34  Conditions Treated

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20  Procedures

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.


  • Univ Of Ca
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Meth Hosp Sacramento
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • UC Davis Fam Prac
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Amster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Amster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Amster to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Amster's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I've been seeing dr. Amster for over 8 plus years now. I cannot say enough good things about him. I have gone from a pain level of 9-10, that's barely being able to get out of bed. To an average pain level 5 - 6 and on a good day even at 4. My pain chronic. It took quite a few years but we finally...more
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