Dr. Raymond Gaeta, MD

Dr. Raymond Gaeta, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Raymond Gaeta, MD is a pain medicine specialist in San Mateo, CA and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from Stanford University in 1985 and specializes in pain medicine and critical care medicine.

1900 Ofarrell St Ste 100

San Mateo, CA 94403

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Dr. Gaeta's Experience

Dr. Gaeta'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, Critical Care Medicine and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

5  Conditions Treated

  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)

4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • B.S., Stanford University (Biological Sciences)
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Stanford University
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Stanford University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • Resident in Anesthesia, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Resident In Medicine, Stanford University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Fellow In Anesthesia Critical Care, Stanford University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Fellow in Anesthesia Pain Management, Stanford University School of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Pain Society Multidisciplinary Center of Excellence Award,
  • Outstanding Graduating Resident in Anesthesia,
Media & Publications
  • Carroll I, Gaeta R, Mackey S: Multivariate Analysis of Chronic Pain Patients Undergoing Lidocaine Infusions: Increasing Pain Severity and Advancing Age Predict Likelihood of Clinically Meaningful Analgesia.,
  • Ancoli-Israel S, Benca RM, Doghramji PP, Gaeta R, Israel AG, Lieberman JA 3rd, Soares CN, Brooks N, Culpepper L, Foresman B, Voirin J, Wells C.: Insomnia in Primary Care: Panel Discussion.,
  • Atanassoff PG, Hartmannsgruber M, Thrasher J, Steedman J, Wermeling D, Pfeifer B, Longton WC, Gaeta RR, Singh T, Mayo M, McGuire D, Luther RR: Ziconotide, A New N-Type Calcium Channel Blocker Administered Intrathecally for Treatment of Acute Postoperative Pain.,
  • Gaeta RR. Comprehensive Cancer Pain Management.,
  • Younger J, Barelka P, Carroll I, Kaplan K, Chu L, Prasad R, Gaeta R, Mackey S. Reduced cold pain tolerance in chronic pain patients following opioid detoxification.,
  • Jackson T, Gaeta R: Neurolytic Blocks Revisited.,
  • Gaeta RR, Macario A, Brodsky JB, Brock-Utne JG, Mark JBD: Pain outcome after thoracotomy: Lumbar epidural hydromorphone versus intrapleural bupivacaine.,
  • Ancoli-Israel S, Soares CN, Gaeta R, Benca RM: Insomnia in Special Populations: The Elderly, Menopause, Chronic Pain, and Depression. A Postgraduate Medicine Special Report. Insomnia in Primary Care: Overcoming Diagnostic and Treatment Barriers.,
  • Schnider TW, Gaeta RR, Brose WG, Minto CF, Gregg KM, Shafer SL: Derivation of pharmacokinetic parameters for computer controlled infusion of lidocaine in pain therapy.,
  • Carroll I, Mackey S, Gaeta R: The role of adrenergic receptors and pain: The good, the bad, and the unknown.,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Gaeta's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Gaeta to family and friends
9 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (9)

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Dr. Gaeta's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

He listens very well and took extra time explaining the diagnosis and treatment to me. Excellent use of diagrams and models really helped me understand. He was not rushed!
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