Dr. Paul H. Chiu, MD

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Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

Vanguard Interventional Pain Specialists 707 S Garfield Ave # 308, Alhambra, CA 91801 Get Directions
(626) 281-7246

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OUR MISSION It is our mission to identify the source of pain, give effective interventional treatments and help to set realistic goals, so that our patients can achieve the most functional and productive life style possible. We try to provide cost effective care and minimize reliance on health care resources. OUR PHILOSOPHY Use as little medication as possible: Expecting medications alone to solve all chronic pain problems is unrealistic. "Pain killers" may temporarily help control pain, but they are not a cure and long term may have undesirable side effects. In the course of treatment, narcotic therapy may be necessary and will be monitored and optimized as treatment progresses. We will combine appropriate interventional techniques to help you control your pain.Read more

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I have been seeing dr. Chiu for about 9 months. I had four different sessions of injections..... Dr. Chu has been an excellent doctor and explained everything to me if I don't understand he will explain it to me again. Dr. Chu staff has been good sometimes there's a long wait ,but for good service sometimes you have to wait and not be rude.
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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Back Sprain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease in the Shoulder
  • Diabetic Neuropathy
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Back Sprain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Vertebral Fracture

Procedures Performed

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Nerve Ablation
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Low Back Procedure
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain Procedure
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Non-Cosmetic Botox® Injection
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Pump Implant
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Transforaminal Epidural Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for California.

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    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    American University Of The Caribbean / School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1999

  • Internship Hospital
    Riverside Methodists Hospital

    Completed in 2001

  • Residency Hospital
    UMDNJ R W Johnson Med School

    Completed in 2002

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

    Completed in 2005

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Houston

    Graduated in 1993

Awards & Recognition

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

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  • Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Chiu's Office & Staff

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16 – 30 minutes

Experience with Dr. Chiu

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Dr. Chiu's Care Philosophy

OUR MISSION It is our mission to identify the source of pain, give effective interventional treatments and help to set realistic goals, so that our patients can achieve the most functional and productive life style possible. We try to provide cost effective care and minimize reliance on health care resources. OUR PHILOSOPHY Use as little medication as possible: Expecting medications alone to solve all chronic pain problems is unrealistic. "Pain killers" may temporarily help control pain, but they are not a cure and long term may have undesirable side effects. In the course of treatment, narcotic therapy may be necessary and will be monitored and optimized as treatment progresses. We will combine appropriate interventional techniques to help you control your pain.