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Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 66

Dr. Chavez

The P.a.i.n. Institute, Redondo Beach, Ca

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 been practicing for 37 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.

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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 while maintaining a healthy doctor patient relationship. I highly recommend Dr Chavez to aid in pain management!
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About Me

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 & addi...


  • Pain Medicine
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications


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


  • Spanish
  • English


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(310) 798-1633

Dr. Chavez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna PPO
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
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
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
Choice Care
Choice Care Network PPO
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Gold Choice
Humana PPO
Medicare Advantage HMO
Medicare of California PPO
MultiPlan PPO
Basic PPO
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Chavez's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Headache more than 90% of his peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 90% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Benign Exertional Headache
  • Benign Sex Headache
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Tension-Type Headache
  • Cluster Headache
  • Cough Headache
  • Drug Rebound Headache
  • Headaches (Shunt Related)
  • Hypertension Headache
  • Icepick Headache
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Mild Headache
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Post-Traumatic Headache
  • Psychogenic Headache
  • Recurrent Headache
  • Severe Headache
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache
Chronic Pain

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Chronic Pain more than 82% of his peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 82% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Chavez treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Chavez treats this condition more than 83% of his peers

Dr. Chavez's conditions and procedures:

  • Alcohol Testing
  • 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 Pain Management
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Detoxification
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Drug Abuse
  • Drug Testing
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Methamphetamine Withdrawal
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Pain
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Obesity
  • Opiate Dependence
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatic Diseases
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Tobacco Withdrawal
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Work-Related Injuries

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77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)