Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

Dr. Rick Chavez, MD

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Age 65
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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

Contact Information

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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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

Treatment Frequency
Headache
very high
very high

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
high
high

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
normal
normal

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

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 & a...

Specialties

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

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Chavez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chavez

2.8

Based on 10 reviews

5 Stars
40%
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4 Stars
0%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
20%
(2)
1 Star
40%
(4)

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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...Read More
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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 Test PPO
Blue Card Test PPO
Blue Care Connection PPO
Blue Care Security PPO
Blue Choice Test
Blue Choice Test 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 Test PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Basic PPO
CarePlus Medicare Advantage PPO
Choice
Choice Plus Test
Choice Plus Test POS
Commercial HMO
Empire Plan
Golden Rule PPO
Options POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare California PPO
PacifiCare PPO
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO