Dr. Michael Yang, MD

Dr. Michael Yang, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
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Age 40
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Dr. Michael Yang, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Fort Bragg, CA. He graduated from University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine and specializes in pain medicine, anesthesiology, and more.Read his story

721 River Dr

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Contact Information

(707) 961-4631

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
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Top Care Areas

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

Neck Muscle Strain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Yang's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Yang "Dr. Michael Yang grew up in Southern California and completed his undergraduate degree with Phi Beta Kappa and Psy Chi honors from The Johns Hopkins University with dual majors in Biology and Psychology. He then returned to the west coast where he conducted neurosurgery research at UCLA. Pain Doctor Yang attended UCSF, one of the top five medical schools in the nation, to complete his medical degree. Throughout his medical education, he continued to be interested in the connection between the physical body and the mind. This led him to graduate with honors in Psychology and Anesthesiology rotations. After medical school, Dr. Yang moved to New York City where he completed his residency in Anesthesiology at Cornell University. After residency, Dr. Yang completed ACGME-accredited fellowship training in the field of Pain Management from a multidisciplinary approach, working in three of the top hospitals in the nation: Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Hospital for Special Surgery and New York Presbyterian Hospital. From his fellowship and his experience in private practice in Santa Rosa, Dr. Yang treats patients with cancer pain, acute and chronic orthopedic injuries, and various chronic back and nerve pains. In his free time, Dr. Yang enjoys fishing, tennis, hiking, travel and snowboarding. He looks forward to becoming an integral part of the medical community in Santa Rosa, providing the latest of techniques and innovations to treating his patients."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Yang "At Summit Pain Alliance, we provide a multidisciplinary approach to the healing process with care and compassion. We treat a range of chronic and acute pain disorders with a sophisticated combination of medications, new and minimally invasive interventional procedures, and well ness-based integrative treatments to ensure that our patients achieve optimal long-term relief."

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

52  Conditions Treated

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29  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.

Education

  • The Johns Hopkins University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Ucsf-Fresno
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Cornell Medical Center-Anesthesiology
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Cornell Medical Center-Pain Management
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yang has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Taiwanese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yang's Reviews

3.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yang to family and friends
53 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (28)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (19)

Dr. Yang's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Dr. Yang took care of my pain in my back quickly and efficiently. He developed a long-term plan which is really working.
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Dr. Yang is on of the best doctors I have ever met. He puts his clients need above all. I recently had surgery by him yesterday. He walked me through it with ease. His nursing staff are also amazing and they hardly ever leave your side. It was such an amazing experience and it was my first time...more
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Terrible. He refused to continue prescribing my normal pain meds for my disabling nerve pain condition, and not only that, he suggested an alternative medication, gave me a sample and a prescription--and then NEVER DID THE PRIOR AUTHORIZATION, SO I COULDN'T EVEN FILL THE PRESCRIPTION!! I also...more
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This doctor was one of the worst dr's and office experiences I have had. Over one hour waits, AND three injections to my neck - for three months which didn't solve the problem. Went to a new neurosurgeon, who said he had done the injections in the wrong place! Merely because he was educated at J....more
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Dr. Yang provided outstanding care related to recent back illness. His office is organized, he, his nurse practitioner, physician assistant and office staff are knowledgeable, thoughtful, and clear communicators. Visits are timely, procedures are scheduled in an efficient manner. He has the...more
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