Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 68

Dr. Chavez
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The Pain Institute

510 N Prospect Ave Ste 209 Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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Dr. Rick Chavez, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Redondo Beach, CA and has over 43 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chavez to book an appointment.

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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 while maintaining a healthy doctor patient relationship. I highly recommend Dr Chavez to aid in pain management!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Family Practice

Education

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

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Rick Chavez, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chavez frequently treats Chronic Pain, Muscle Spasm, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chavez treats.

Where is Dr. Rick Chavez, MD's office located?

Dr. Chavez's office is located at 510 N Prospect Ave Ste 209, Redondo Beach, CA 90277. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Rick Chavez, MD speak?

Dr. Chavez speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Chavez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Chronic Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Muscle Spasm
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Muscle Spasm more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Fibromyalgia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Fibromyalgia more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Chavez's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol Testing
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benzodiazepine Abuse
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cyclothymia (Chronic Mood Disorder)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Echocardiography
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • HIV Screening
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Iodine Deficiency
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Mammography
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Methamphetamine Withdrawal
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nausea
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neurogenic Bladder
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Obesity
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Opioid Withdrawal
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Work-Related Injuries
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Dr. Chavez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Advantage
Aetna PPO
Choice
Choice Plus POS II
Choice POS
Choice PPO
Elect Choice EPO
Golden Choice
Golden Choice PPO
Health Fund
Health Fund PPO
Managed Choice PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Medicare Advantage PPO
National Advantage
National Advantage PPO
Open Choice
Open Choice PPO
ProNet
Select
Traditional Choice
Traditional Choice PPO
Worker's Compensation WC
Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Advantage PPO
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Choice PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Plan 65 Medicare Supplement PPO
Blue Preferred
Blue Preferred PPO
Blue Traditional PPO
Federal Employee Program
Medicare Blue PPO
Prudent Buyer
Prudent Buyer PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Alliance Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Choice Fund PPO
Cigna PPO
Commercial PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Network Open Access
Open Access
Open Access Plus PPO
Select Network PPO
Coventry Health Care
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care Network PPO
Choice Care PPO
Choice PPO
Dental PPO
Freedom
Freedom PPO
Gold
Gold Choice
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Tricare
Medicare
Medicare of California PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice
Choice Plus
Choice Plus POS
Commercial HMO
Empire Plan
Golden Rule PPO
Options POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO

Locations

Practice

The Pain Institute510 N Prospect Ave Ste 209 Redondo Beach, CA 90277
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chavez is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Providence Little Company Of Mary Medical Center Torrance

Torrance, CA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

San Jose, CA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Torrance, CA

84% Patient Experience Rating, 15% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)