Dr. Michael Chang, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 44
  
Dr. Chang
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513

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Dr. Michael Chang, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Brentwood, CA and has over 18 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Chang has more experience with Spine and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. 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 Medical Center - Concord and John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek. 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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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.
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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
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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
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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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About Me

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 your quality of life as quickly as possible, with the least amount of interruption to you.

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

Awards

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

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Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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(925) 939-8585

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
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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
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PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
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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 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
Traditional
Traditional PPO
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
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ChoiceCare Network
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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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
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
Western Health Advantage
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 17 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment 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 their peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.

Typically treats 87% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 9 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve) more than 100% of their peers

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

Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chang treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Chang treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Chang's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • 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
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • 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
  • 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 Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

Locations

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists

Muir Orthopaedic Specialists350 John Muir Pkwy Ste 100 Brentwood, CA 94513
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Affiliated Hospitals

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John Muir Medical Center - Concord

Concord, CA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)