Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Save
Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
64 y/o
9 reviews

Accepting new patients

Dr. Rick Chavez, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Redondo Beach, CA. He is 64 years old and has been practicing for 38 years. Dr. Chavez is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance....See Less

THE P.A.I.N. INSTITUTE, REDONDO BEACH, CA

510 N Prospect Ave Ste 209

Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Get Directions

Accepted insurance

  • 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
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

Learn about Dr. Chavez

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 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.
...Read More

Dr. Chavez's Experience

0%ExperienceMatch
Dr. Chavez'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 Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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*
49

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Benzodiazepine Abuse
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Drug Abuse
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Methamphetamine Withdrawal
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Work-Related Injuries

More

Read More
11

Procedures

  • Alcohol Testing
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Drug Testing
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection

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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chavez has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Chavez does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Chavez and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your free profile.

Dr. Chavez's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chavez to family and friends
2.6
based on 9 total surveys
Dr. Chavez's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    GOOD
  • Average wait time
    Over 45 minutes
Have you seen Dr. Rick Chavez, MD?
Are you Dr. Chavez?
Make it easy for patients to share their feedback. Also manage your personalized profile!

Visit Dr. Chavez

Dr. Chavez accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • 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
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Chavez has admitting privileges

View Hospital Profile
Torrance Memorial Medical Center
3330 Lomita Blvd
Torrance, CA 90505
View Hospital Profile