Dr. Nathan Miller, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
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Dr. Nathan Miller, MD
Dr. Nathan Miller, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Carlsbad, CA. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 28 years. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Tri - City Medical Center and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas.

6221 Metropolitan St Ste 201

Carlsbad, CA 92009

Contact Information

(760) 753-7127

Dr. Nathan Miller, MD

Dr. Nathan Miller, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net of California
  • Humana
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Miller is at the forefront in the treatment and management of a wide variety of acute and chronic pain disorders. He is a strong proponent of a multi-disciplinary approach in pain management to improve outcome and increase quality of life. With his knowledge and the use of advanced medicine, he has been able to help many patients who had little hope of a functional life. Dr. Miller specializes in difficult cases where other pain doctors have given up.
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Dr. Miller's Experience

Dr. Miller's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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.


  • University Of California, Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of California, Los Angeles, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • St Mary's Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Of Virginia Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • University Of Virginia Health System
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Miller has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Miller's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Miller to family and friends
based on 29 total reviews (10 with comments)
Dr. Miller'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 (10)
in Oceanside, CA |
Dr. Miller is an outstanding physician. He is very knowledgeable, compassionate and caring. I highly revommend him to anypne with pain issues. He is not just a pill pusher nut looks for solutions to your pain problems. Although he is very busy, never once have I felt rushed. His staff is quite confident and keeps me in the loop. Wouldn't even consider going to another Pain Management Doctor.
in La Jolla, CA |
Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics and Dr. Miller are a scam. I was holding back tears when I arrive and any person could tell I was in pain. The nurse at the front desk asks if I have bad allergies. The PA was actually good. Dr. Miller treated me like an idiot and a drug addict and after I explained I wanted to work toward reducing my meds, prescribes me stronger meds. Then casually sends me for a urine test. $1000+ drug screening. No history of abuse. Terrible service and bedside manner.
in Carlsbad, CA |
The office is a joke. Dr. Miller's brief consultation was to give a a shot of cortisone. Normally that happens the same visit. I also asked for a physical therapy prescription which is normally issued the time of the consultation. He said the nurse would schedule things and left. 5 days later never heard back. Finally got the office manager and she said the soonest I could come in was a month later. Are you kidding me, this place is a rip off, and completely disorganized
in La Mesa California |
Dr. Miller implanted a spinal cord stimulator in my back and I saw him for the procedure and that is about it. After that one sees the PAs in the office-- even though the stimulator doesn't work, I have never seen him again. There has been little effort made to get the stimulator to work. He did come up with a medication that helps me where no one else did.
in Carlsbad, CA |
I have been a patient of Dr. Miller's for over five years. He has always taken the time to explain what I needed to know and to answer questions. Cares about his patients, has a wonderful scribe so he can actually work with you instead of having his focus only on a computer as so many Dr.'s must these days. Knowledgeable, thoughtful, and good personality. Works to get help from the system his patients need. Thank you Dr. Miller!!!!!!!!!!!!
in San Diego CA |
Dr Miller is one of the rare doctors out there that actually truly cares about his patients and will do whatever it takes to make sure they are taken care of. He has given me back my life with his treatment and getting me into the best back surgeon (Dr Larry Dodge).... To make sure I was taken care of completely. And quickly... He is kind.. Takes time to listen to me and to explain everything in terms I can understand. Dr Miller swift actions saved me from being paralyzed from the waist down..
in Fallbrook, CA |
I was referred to Dr. Miller through my rheumatologist. I found him to be knowledgeable and has a high skill level with epidurals, facet injections and radio frequency treatments for back pain. I think Dr. Miller is a 5-star pain treatment physician. Great personality. I'm only giving 4 stars because the wait time (in weeks) for procedures can be daunting when pain is bad.
in Oceanside, CA |
Dr. Miller cares about me and my well being. He always greets me with a smile and is engaged with me during the entire office visit. Also, his staff is very efficient, quick to provide needed information and customer service.
in Vista, CA |
Good Office Staff, Dr was thorough and listened to what I said.
in San Marcos, CA |
Good, competent doctor. Engsges in dialogue, rather than assessing and leaving. A bit disappointed that my follow up was delegated to one of his assistants.
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  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net of California
    Large Group HMO
    Large Group PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care Network PPO
  • Pacific Foundation for Medical Care
    Pacific Foundation for Medical Care PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Miller has admitting privileges

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
354 Santa Fe Dr
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Tri - City Medical Center
4002 Vista Way
Oceanside, CA 92056
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