Dr. Michael Chang, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 46

Dr. Chang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513

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(925) 939-8585

Dr. Michael Chang, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Brentwood, CA and has over 19 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific medical school in 2002. He is affiliated with medical facilities John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center and John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chang to book an appointment.

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Chang accepts the following insurance:

Admar
Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Affinity Health Plan
American Republic
Anthem
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA HMO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
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UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Benefit Panel Services
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
ChoiceCare Network
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Hill Physicians Medical Group
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
National Elevator
Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
PacifiCare Health Systems
Private HealthCare Systems
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Dr. Chang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chang

3.3

Based on 15 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Chang is personable, great knowledge and professional! He truly is the best!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Linda Wenster – Sep 04, 2020
Dr Chang is excellent. He was able to move quickly to set me up with diagnostics and procedures to help manage my pain. His staff is very efficient and caring.
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
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Apr 17, 2020
I have been seeing Dr Chang for a few years and he has helped me immensely. And I like him very much.
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Lorna Bent – Mar 18, 2020
Dr. Chang is a very competent, responsible and attentive physician who has seen me for my lower back pain and sciatica. He is also very skillful on pain management treatment.
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Kamiar – Mar 11, 2020
Not thrilled with the total lack of follow-up. Dr. has not provided any information for me to take positive preventative measures for back pain; and, did not feel it necessary to see me for a 2-week follow-up after spinal injection, as required by surgical unit personnel. It's now going to take me 7-10 days (after I pay him) to finally get my MRI and other medical information from his office so I can give it to my NEW doctor!
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Oct 01, 2019

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About Me

Care Philosophy

There are many cases where surgery can be avoided and minimally invasive procedures or physical therapy can help you manage your pain. My goal is to restore...Read more

Biography

Dr. Chang is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, fellowship trained in pain management. Dr. Chang's extensive clinical experience makes...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2007
Loma Linda University Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Rusk Institute Of Rehabilitation, New York University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
2003
Arrowhead Regional Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2002
Western Univ Of Health Sciences/College Of Osteopathic Medicine Of The Pacific
Medical School
1997
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Inpatient Chief Resident, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Training Program, NYU, 2004
  • Chief Resident, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Training Program, NYU, 2005
  • Selected to Committee of Intern and Residents at Bellevue Hospital, 2003
  • Membership Chairman, AAP Resident Physician Council, 2005
  • Intern of the Year. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, 2003
  • Chairman, AAP Resident Physician Council Fellows, 2006

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Chang, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Michael Chang, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Chang frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chang treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Chang, DO's office located?

Dr. Chang's office is located at 350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100, Brentwood, CA 94513. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
  • Directions
Muir Orthopaedic Specialists5201 Norris Canyon Rd Ste 300 San Ramon, CA 94583
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Muir Orthopaedic Specialists2405 Shadelands Dr Ste 300 Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chang is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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John Muir Health, Concord Medical Center

Concord, CA

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

8 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

John Muir Health, Walnut Creek Medical Center

Walnut Creek, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)