Dr. Michael Shahbazian, MD

AnesthesiologyMale

Dr. Shahbazian
Accepting new patients

Mission Hills Surgical Center

25982 Pala Ste 280 Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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(949) 297-3838

Dr. Michael Shahbazian, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Mission Viejo, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Orange Coast Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shahbazian to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shahbazian is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center Fountain Valley, a highly rated hospital.

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Experience
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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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Dr. Shahbazian's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(949) 297-3838

Dr. Shahbazian accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
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 Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Priority Select-CA HMO
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
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
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
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Greater Newport Physicians
Monarch Healthcare
National Elevator

Dr. Shahbazian's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shahbazian

3.7

Based on 28 ratings

5 Stars
60.714285714285715%
(17)
4 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(1)
3 Stars
7.142857142857143%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(8)
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I know this amazing doctor for last 6 years , he is highly professional in his field of practice plus his kindness and friendly well manner helps you to recover Better as he explains your condition thoroughly With positive attitude. His staff are very polite and very friendly and helpful. Wish them all best of health and happiness. Yours Respectfully Ms. Mina Sali
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
No results
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Mina Sali – Oct 14, 2020
I've been seen by Dr. Shabazian for 2 years. I've been very compliant with my pain meds, also received epidermals for back & hip pain. However, in trying to connect with him via patient portal, letters, phone calls, etc., I've not been able to connect with him. Right now, I'm in extreme pain of hip, knee & back pain. I'm always told to wait until my next appt. which is on August 26th, 2019. I can hardly walk on knee/hip, & extreme hip pain that keeps me up ALL night. It's a nightmare and I called asking for an epidural to get me through until my next appointment. It's always the same answer by the staff; you have to wait until your appointment, which is 20 days away. I don't think I can endure this excessive pain until then. He's always very nice and consoling, however, there's no way to get ahold of him, past the staff, and I believe I'll need to go to hospital if I don't hear back from him. I live on the 3rd floor, and just making stairs is almost IMPOSSIBLE. HELP!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
1 person found this helpful
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Rebecca Trinklein – Aug 08, 2019
The staff at this clinic are the worst, they are so rude and condescending. My wife's prescription ran out a week ago and the pharmacy sent multiple refill request but there has been no response from their office. When she called all they would tell her was that it's on the doctor's fax, nothing that she can do to help and that she would need to schedule an appointment. There wasn't any offer to even go and tell the doctor that he has an urgent fax, she just said " I did my part."
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Oct 05, 2018
A very good, friendly, and caring doctor who actually explains everything. He is one of my first doctors who actually talks to me rather than typing on the computer as if I am not there. His approach to pain management is unlike my last pain doctor who only gave a prescriptions of pain killers and didn't bother to offer me other treatments. Dr shahbazian has been upfront an honest from the beginning. I have managed to take less pain medication and have better relief with his treatments.
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
1 person found this helpful
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jennifer in kramer – Feb 24, 2018
I was referred to Dr Shahbazian for severe back pain and sciatic pain by my surgeon in newport beach. His office managed to get me in to see him very quickly for an epidural. After a really informative consultation, Dr Shahbazian gave me my epidural which has been a life changer. I could hardly get out of bed in the morning and use to struggle all day with pain and discomfort. I have my life back now and going to the gym again. He was very compassionate and did a great job. FIVE STARS :)
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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ellen k. in newport beach, CA – Feb 24, 2018
He is the best Pain management. Very precise with a wonderful and kind attitude .
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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NS in Irvine, CA – Sep 28, 2017
I finally found a caring doctor who listens, takes his time and treats me as a person and not as a number. He has helped reduce my pain drastically with his injections. I am doing more now than I have in the past 5 years. Him and his staff are truly amazing. Thanks to Dr Shahbazian, I have my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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mandy j. in Laguna Niguel, CA – Aug 26, 2017
I have now seen dr Shahbazian many times for my chronic pain condition that I have struggled with for years until I met him. He not only explained how to properly treat my condition but more importantly he offered non narcotic approaches in managing my pain. Other doctors were simply prescribing me lots of narcotics. I am so glad I met dr Shahbazian. He has changed my life. I have recommended several friends and family members to him already.
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
12 people found this helpful
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Amanda in Newport Beach, CA – Jun 26, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Michael Shahbazian, MD is a Anesthesiology Specialist in Mission Viejo, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Fountain Valley Regional...Read more

Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2011
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Persian

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What are Dr. Michael Shahbazian, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shahbazian frequently treats Chronic Pain, Back Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shahbazian treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Shahbazian, MD's office located?

Dr. Shahbazian's office is located at 25982 Pala Ste 280, Mission Viejo, CA 92691. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shahbazian speaks Farsi and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Mission Hills Surgical Center

Mission Hills Surgical Center25982 Pala Ste 280 Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Practice

Home Sleep Diagnostics24953 Paseo De Valencia Ste 3a Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Orange Coast Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average

Saddleback Medical Center

Laguna Hills, CA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received