Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Rick Chavez, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Redondo Beach, CA and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1979 and specializes in pain medicine, addiction psychiatry, and more.

510 N Prospect Ave Ste 209

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • 5 More

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very high
more than 94% of peers
more than 88% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 86% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chavez "At The P.A.I.N. Institute PAIN & ADDICTION disorders are treated from a HOLISTIC, COMPASSIONATE, & HUMANE approach in which Dr. CHAVEZ becomes the pain sufferers personal guide and advocate as he evaluates and treats their painful malady. Pain & addiction issues affect an estimated 20 to 25% of all Americans from all backgrounds, and many individuals undergo inappropriate therapies because their diagnosis is incorrect or mistreated. The goal is to provide the best quality of life possible."

6  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

41  Conditions Treated

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9  Procedures

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Drug Testing
  • Joint Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block

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

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  • Stanford University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • Spph/Harbor-Ucla Joint Family Medicine Residency Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1982
  • San Pedro Peninsula Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1982
  • San Pedro Peninsula Hospital/Harbor-Ucla Joint Residency Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Rick Chavez, MD
I have been treated for pain issues by Dr. Chavez for over 10 years! Dr Chavez is an incredible doctor! He helped me manage pain from not less than 10 orthopaedic surgeries including knee and shoulder replacement as well as multiple cervical and lumbar fusions! He is very kind and empathic...Read More
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