Dr. Sarah L. Buenviaje-Smith, MD

Dr. Sarah L. Buenviaje-Smith, MD

Pain Medicine | Female | 48 years old

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Dr. Buenviaje-Smith specializes in Pain Medicine and practices in Apple Valley, CA. She practices at 1 location.

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Victorville, CA |
Forget reaching anyone by phone. I've never waited less than 2 1/2 hours to spend less than 5 minutes with her. She has no bedside manner, won't prescribe narcotics that I need, never examined me, doesn't listen & only wants to do an extremely expensive surgery as the 1st option. This Mon. will be my final appt. with her. I will say that the dozen or so other patients that I've talked to do like her, but I don't know what their conditions were. My disorder is very complex.
Apple Valley, CA |
Dr Smith is an excellent doctor; however, her staff are far from it. They have proven to be dishonest, and fail to return calls, even to my primary care physician's office! While the doctor's abilities are beyond reproach, her bedside manner needs some work. Much of the time, I feel like my needs and desires are ignored in favor of her own agenda. And, although I have dual coverage without copays, I continue to receive billing statements from the last nine months.
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Dr. Buenviaje-Smith'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 Anesthesiology, Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis


  • Medical School
    Hahnemann University

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Medical Center of Delaware

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Johns Hopkins Hospital

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 2001

  • Undergraduate School
    University or Southern California

    Graduated in 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine (Anesthesiology)

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection

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