Dr. Nathaniel Schuster, MD

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Dr. Nathaniel Schuster, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schuster has extensive experience in Headache. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School medical school in 2011. He is affiliated with UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Nathaniel Schuster, MD

Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion

9400 Campus Point Dr Fl 1 La Jolla, CA 92093
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Dr. Schuster has helped me with my migraine’s & my chronic pain. He is an excellent doctor. Anyone looking for help with chronic pain should make an appointment with Dr. Schuster
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chris Yusunas – May 17, 2022
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Dr. Schuster states that he “does not diagnose” and “does not prescribe”. He was indifferent to my pain. Despite the fact that I shared that each of 3 neurologists I’ve seen have referred me to rheumatologists (which is not helpful) — Schuster referred me to a rheumatologist. Not helpful and doesn’t care.
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patient – Oct 20, 2021
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Dr. M Schuster, MD He is very kind, friendly, and knowledgeable. I am very hard to understand and he was able to learn my severe issues. I have been with the Veterans Administration San Diego Health Systems since 1987. Instead of high-risk surgery I made a difficult decision to break away from the VA. Up to now I have been extremely Grateful to Dr. M Schuster, and his team at U.C.S.D.!!
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Kevin Patric Quirke – Feb 10, 2020
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Dr. Schuster is truly a very kind person and an empathetic doctor that cares! I'm glad I did my research and the reviews about Dr. Schuster on this website matches 1000%. I suffer from chronic headaches and migraines due to neck issues. I could not work or study because they were debilitating. He did a complete treatment with the trigger point injections (near jaw, shoulder, neck, forehead, shoulder blades) as where my Pain Management Specialist in Chicago did not (felt like he half-a$$ed it) in which I never got relief from my headaches. I got instant relief with Dr. Schuster in which brought me to tears of happiness! I highly recommend this doctor!
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Dr. Schuster is an extremely kind and empathetic physician who very carefully listens to all aspects of patient's pain. Because of this, I feel that he gets to the root of the problem and is able to offer excellent treatment choices and pain relief.
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Caring and works with patients to their own comfort level.
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
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Biography

Dr. Nathaniel Schuster, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in La Jolla, CA and has over 11 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schuster has extensive...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Headache Medicine
  • Neurology

Board Certifications

Education

2016
Montefiore / Albert Einstein Coll of Med
Fellowship Hospital
2015
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2012
Maimonides Medical Center
Internship Hospital
2011
University of Michigan Medical School
Medical School
,

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Dr. Schuster frequently treats Headache. See all practice areas where Dr. Schuster specializes.

Where is Dr. Nathaniel Schuster, MD's office located?

Dr. Schuster's office is located at 9400 Campus Point Dr Fl 1, La Jolla, CA 92093. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Headache

Headache is a common symptom that can sometimes signal a more serious condition, such as migraine, high blood pressure, or cerebral hemorrhage.Compare with other Headache specialists.

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Dr. Schuster's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Botox® for Chronic Migraine
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brainstem Auditory Evoked Response Test
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Compound Muscle Action Potential (CMAP) Scan
  • Deep Brain Stimulation Evaluation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Evaluation for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • Grip and-or Muscle Group Pull Test
  • Head CT Scan
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • ImPACT Testing
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Meningitis
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy Testing
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pulsed Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Leg Cramp
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Sudoscan
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Wada Test

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Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
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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
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
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Select Plus-CA HMO
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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 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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Locations

Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion

University of California San Diego Medical Center9400 Campus Point Dr Fl 1 La Jolla, CA 92093
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