Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD
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Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD


Pain Medicine | Male


Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Oklahoma City, OK. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Dr. Justiz III is affiliated with Purcell Municipal Hospital and Oklahoma Center for Orthopaedic and Multi - Specialty Surgeries.

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    • Average wait time
      16 to 30 minutes
    Patient Reviews (7)
    in Edmond, OK |
    I was seen within a few minutes of my appointment. Dr. Justiz took the time to listen to my problems and offered a few treatment options.
    in Oklahoma City |
    Could Not have been in better hands than Dr. Justice. My wait time was only 15 minutes, it was an easy appointment. Dr justice and his staff were very prompt and friendly. When speaking with Dr justice I found he was very accurate with his diagnosis and he spends time explaining the treatment process to me in detail. He was able to perform a procedure that another doctor would not touch. The procedure was a success. He is very confident in his abilities which gave me peace of mind. I would high
    in edmond, ok |
    excellent knowledgable doctor. He teaches the other docs how to practice pain. Highly recommend
    Oklahoma City, OK |
    In the year I was with him I saw him twice. Never when I called was I able to talk to a nurse, a nurse practitioner, or Dr. Justiz. I had surgery and called his office 12 times and never did I get a call back, and when I went in for my appointment they knew nothing of my surgery. I would call and get an ok from the front, then when I would go in for an office visit they wouldn't even know I had called. There was no communication between the office staff and the medical staff, or the patient.
    in Yukon, OK |
    The absolute rudest staff I have ever encountered in the medical field. I find it very difficult to trust the judgement of one who hires and tolerates such behavior.
    in Norman, OK |
    He is good surgeon but does not have any bedside manner
    in OKLAHOMA City, Oklahoma |
    Dr. Justiz removed my old battery for my stimulator that had died. Then put in a new battery, an even better one now that I don't have to charge at all. Everything went without a hitch. Also he was very caring and understanding thru the whole procedure.
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    Dr. Justiz III'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
    •  Malpractice claims in Oklahoma not available
    •  No sanctions found
    •  No board actions found

    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
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    • 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

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    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine

    Conditions Treated

    • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back 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
    • Elbow Bursitis
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Fracture
    • Head and Neck Conditions
    • Headache
    • Herniated Disc
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
    • Migraine
    • Myelopathy
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Pain
    • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
    • Polyneuropathy
    • 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


    • Medical School
      Medical College of Wisconsin

      Graduated in 2000

    • Internship Hospital
      University of South Florida

      Completed in 2002

    • Residency Hospital
      University of South Florida

      Completed in 2005

    • Fellowship Hospital
      Texas Tech University

      Completed in 2006

    • Undergraduate School
      Florida Inernational University

      Graduated in 1994

    Languages Spoken

    • English
    • Spanish

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    • Pain Medicine

    Procedures Performed

    • 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