Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD

Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 51
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Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Apple Valley, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Hahnemann University in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine and hospice & palliative medicine.

16085 Tuscola Rd Ste 2

Apple Valley, CA 92307

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare

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

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith treats Low Back Pain more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith treats Back Pain more than 97% of her peers

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith treats this condition more than 97% of her peers

Spondylosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith treats Spondylosis more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith treats this condition more than 95% of her peers

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Biography

Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Apple Valley, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. She graduated from Hahnemann University in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine and hospice & palliative medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2001
Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
Fellowship Hospital
2000
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1997
Medical Center Of Delaware
Internship Hospital
1996
Hahnemann University
Medical School
1990
University or Southern California
Undergraduate School
2001
2000
1997
1996
1990

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Dr. Buenviaje-Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buenviaje-Smith

2.6

Based on 33 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
51.515151515151516%
(17)

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3 hour wait; refused to increase my Rx from Norco to hydrocodone. Almost impossible to get through via phone. NO WAY
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I maxed out my spine injections. I am no longer in pain. They got me in and out. I hope that I will never have to deal with back pain again. I had instant relief. Decent staff. No nonsense. No frills.
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EVERYTIME I GO I HAVE TO WAIT 3 TO 4 HOURS, SHE IS RUDE, RACIST, HARSH, GREEDY, FILTHY, AND TREATS HER PATIENTS AS IF THEY WERE A BAG OF MONEY. DR.SMITH GIVES SPINAL INJECTIONS TOO OFTEN IN HER FILTHY BACK OFFICE, THE STAFF NEVER ANSWERS THE PHONES, AND I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND HER TO MY WORST ENEMY....Read More
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I remain completely frustrated in trying to contact this doctor's office. I have an authorized referral to see her but I can't get thru by phone and they do not return phone calls. You can't get them on the phone. How do you run a business this way???
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Dr Smith I really like her shes a very good Dr and Caring i know you have to wait im the office for long time but shes worth it dont have any complaints the staff is very nice also.
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