Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD

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Age 52
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Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD
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.

6001 NW 139th St

Oklahoma City, OK 73120

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Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD

Dr. Rafael Justiz III, MD

Accepted insurance

  • 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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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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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

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
  • 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
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • 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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  • 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

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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
based on 42 total reviews (9 with comments)
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 (9)
del city |
I was 3 mins late to my apt which had already been rescheduled 2 times prior to that apt by the office. The last time it was to be rescheduled they called 45 mins before my apt which is the time it takes me to drive there. They stated that dr justiz wanted to see me this time. I show up 3 mins late with my 1 year olf and they refuse to see me for my wound check and i was also suppose to have a meeting with Medtronic ( I have a NCS implanted in my back). They had also r/s to see his wife!
in Quinlan, TX |
Great doctor, awesome bedside manner and very smart.
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 accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma
    Blue Choice
  • Community Care Network
    Standard Network PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Justiz III has admitting privileges

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Purcell Municipal Hospital
1500 N Green Ave
Purcell, OK 73080
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