Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD

Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Oklahoma City, OK and has been practicing for 12 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Wisconsin in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine.

6001 NW 139th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73120

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Community Care Network
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

48  Conditions Treated

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70  Procedures

  • Adhesiolysis
  • Anesthesia
  • Botox® Injection
  • Bursa Injection
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Medial Branch Neurotomy
  • Chemodenervation
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Cryoablation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Surgery
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Endoscopy
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Failed Back Surgery Revision
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Intradiscal Electrothermic Therapy (IDET)
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Discography
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Transforaminal Injection
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Microsurgical Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Percutaneous Disc Decompression
  • Percutaneous Procedures
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Piriformis Injection
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Supartz® Injection
  • Synvisc® Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Injection
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound-Guided Injection
  • Vertebroplasty
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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Oklahoma.

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.


  • Florida Inernational University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Medical College Of Wisconsin
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of South Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • University Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Texas Tech University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2006

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Best of Posters, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2008
  • Faculty of Year Award in Anesthesia, Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas, 2009
  • Faculty of Year Award in Pain Management Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas, 2009
  • Letter of Commendation for Research and Teaching, Awarded by Kent Hance, Chancellor of Texas Tech University Lubbock, Texas, 2010
  • Texas Pain Society First Annual Samuel J. Hassenbusch, Best Abstract Award, 2008
Media & Publications
  • Helm Ii S, Benyamin RM, Chopra P, Deer TR, Justiz R. Percutaneous adhesiolysis in the management of chronic low back pain in post lumbar surgery syndrome and spinal stenosis: a systematic review. Pain Physician. 2012 Jul; 15(4):E435-62.,
  • Nelson P, Apte G, Justiz R 3rd, Brismee JM, Derrick G, Sizer PS Jr. Chronic female pelvic pain-part 2: differential diagnosis and management. Pain Pract. 2012 Feb; 12(2):111-41.,
  • Apte G, Nelson P, Brismee JM, Dedrick G, Justiz R 3rd, Sizer PS Jr.Chronic female pelvic pain-part 1: clinical pathoanatomy and examination of the pelvic region. Pain Pract. 2012 Feb; 12(2):88-110.,
  • Justiz R, Taylor V, Day M. Neurogenic Bladder: A Complication After Endoscopic Adhesiolysis with Return of Bladder Function While Using Nitrofurantoin.Anesth Analg. 2010 Mar 19.,
  • Justiz R. Small Study Shows Air a Potential Alternative Radiocontrast Material to Iodine. Pain Medicine News. June 2009 Volume: 7:06,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Justiz III's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Justiz III to family and friends
48 total reviews (15 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (48)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Justiz III's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

The Staff is terrible. The practice moved locations and did not notify me of there new location. Then argued with me about it. On my initial consultation I was told they would be moving down the street. Were down the street? I could not reach the Dr. for seven days on an earlier attempt. I even had...more
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His staff is horrible and he lies to patients
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Dr. Rafael Justiz is amazing. He was very upfront with my injury, my outcome of procedure being successful. His staff is very helpful and caring. Definitely recommend him as your Pain Mgmt. Dr.
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I have only seen the Dr twice in two years. He prescribes the lowest dose of pain meds where it doesn't help the pain. The wait times in the waiting room has been at least an hour the last few months. His prescribing methods don't really help if you are in a lot of pain. You are better off looking...more
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This is a money hungry doctor. On top of what my insurance and I paid for procedures, I was always billed additional money. After the inital consultation, I kept being seen by his PA, because the dr. was seeing only new patients. Although the treatments were obviously not working, he just kept...more
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