Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD

Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 50
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Dr. Sarah Buenviaje-Smith, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Apple Valley, CA and has been practicing for 17 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

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 95% of peers

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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Hospice Care and Palliative Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

23  Conditions Treated

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

5  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Buenviaje-Smith has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buenviaje-Smith's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buenviaje-Smith

2.6

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
34.375%
(11)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
3.125%
(1)
2 Stars
9.375%
(3)
1 Star
50%
(16)

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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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While Dr B-Smith is quite competent in her practice, her staff are not. This office is understaffed and overbooked to the point where it appears that the doctor only views the patient's chart at the time of visit, and not before. She does not take the time to get to know her patients or their...Read More
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