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Dr. Ruben Kalra, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 43

Dr. Kalra

Pain Medicine Consultants - a division of BASS Medical Group

100 Rowland Way Ste 200 Novato, CA 94945

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Dr. Ruben Kalra, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Novato, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine in 2001 and specializes in pain medicine, interventional spine medicine, and more.


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(925) 287-1256

Dr. Kalra accepts the following insurance:

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Background Check

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

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Fibromyalgia
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalra treats Fibromyalgia more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kalra treats this condition more than 100% 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
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalra treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kalra treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kalra treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalra treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Kalra's conditions and procedures:

  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Pain
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Pain Medicine Consultants is a local center of excellence in comprehensive pain medicine and minimally invasive spine care. We provide board-certified specialty care in the San Francisco bay area for all types of acute and chronic pain related condit...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

Brigham and Womens Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
Brigham and Womens Hospital
Residency Hospital
2001
University of Southern California / Keck School of Medicine
Medical School
University of California At Berkeley
Undergraduate School
2001

Languages

  • Bulgarian
  • Spanish
  • English

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kalra

3.7

Based on 71 reviews

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1 Star
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He is a wonderful doctor and the staff is very helpful
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Excellent doctor. Warm, caring, smart, approachable and funny. Not sure about some of the reviews here as he was nothing but warm and attentive- a far cry from my previous pain management doctors. He gave me specific exercises to do which have helped my low back & recommended a meditation program which has helped my anxiety. Great, personable doctor
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I tried to get an appointment with Dr. Kalra for over three weeks and was jerked around by the staff multiple times. I had a referral from a neurologist and an okay from the insurance provider, but was not allowed to so much as speak to the "great" doctor but was told he refused to see me. So much for his great caring and compassion for pain patients. Never had a doctor not even meet the patient before deciding not to help. He gets a "zero" in my book.
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The worst doctor experience I have ever had. I wish I could provide more detail, but I'm afraid of retaliation, as that's how low I think he is. Beware.
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Horrible experience today w/ Dr. Kalra. I was there... No compassion...my daughter is trying to get to the bottom of her chronic pain & the headaches that are associated w/ the pain as she desperately wants to get off the pain meds. He made her feel shameful for the amount of pain meds that she takes and went on all possible treatments that were not even related to her symptoms.At one point he was trying to list the positives in her life and pointed out that at least she wasn't dead!!
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Horrible experience. Tremendously arrogant. He claims to know a lot more than he actually does. And he is not at all interested in really managing your pain or even understanding what or where your pain actually is. All he wants to do is push invasive, risky procedures --because that's what brings in the most money.
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Terrible bedside manner, most cocky arrogant, md I've ever come across Would never recommend home as I am an RN Karla you are not with visit
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I was referred to Dr. Kalra from my GP over 6 years ago. I have multiple injuries and chronic pain in several different areas of my body. His extensive knowledge of anatomy and his experience as a pain specialist have given me a tremendous amount of relief. Several issues are not curable but manageable and without his care I wouldn't be able to live as fully as I do. I am very thankful to have him as a provider.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Kalra's for over 4 years. I have been seeing him for low back problems that have become very debilitating for me. I was previously with another medical organization prior to being treated by Dr. Kalra and during a 5 year period they did nothing to help me, whereas Dr, Kalra was already lining up procedures that drastically improved my quality of life within a few months of my initial visit with him. While my back has not been fixed Dr. Kalra has done so much to impr
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I have been a of Dr. Kalra's the last year and half. I ended up here after many botched knee surgeries. My wife has been seeing him for 4 years and after seeing the miracles he has performed for her, I was more than willing to give him a shot to help me. He has helped me through the last 2 surgeries and has helped significantly reduce my pain and increase the quality of my life. While my goal is to stop being a patient here, due to him fixing me, I will miss his professionalism and good natu
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Dr. Kalra is a very professional, patient, and a good listening doctor. He takes your concerns and addresses them every time. He makes recommendations for treatments that will help in the management of your pain. If for any reason it doesn't help he encourages you to try different procedures to find one that does. I like having options to address my personal medical problems. I would definitely recommend his practice to anyone seeking help with pain management.
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Implanted Neuro Stimulator 6 months ago and have experienced pain relief from a level 7-8 down to 0-1.
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: closed
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    • Sat: closed
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