Dr. Scott Strum, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 60

Pain Medicine

Dr. Scott Strum, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Bernardino, CA and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med in 1990. He is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Scott Strum, MD

Arrowhead Orthopedics

2131 Elks Dr Ste 200 San Bernardino, CA 92404
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4.1

Based on 89 ratings

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Misdiagnosed hands AND knee.
I left Loma Linda care because Dr. Strum misdiagnosed my hands and knee. Another Dr. saw me and immediately put me on disability and sent me to state doctors to determine if I should be on permanent disability. YES. I was. How did Dr. Strum just send me away without even a pain shot? Does he not know how to read an EMG?
What went well
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mary Kowalewski – Nov 27, 2022
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Arrived 15 minutes late for a injection appointment. The waiting Room was empty. The office girl had an attitude and told me I had to reschedule. I canceled my future appointments and walked out
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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May 22, 2020
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Going to my first appointment I was in pain. Pain free after Dr. Strum's treatments. Five stars.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrew R Cosetta – Sep 19, 2019
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is what comes to mind. Unlike the previous 5 star reviews, I had the worst experience ever. From how I was humiliated during the procedure, simply because I asked that he be the one to perform it rather than a Fellow - to the way in which he gave me the injection. He said to me, "I bet now you wish I hadn't done it!" What a jerk!! It was one of the worst pain experiences I've ever had (I've had 4 c-sections) If you're lucky, you'll see Dr. Strum. If not, beware...the evil Mr. Hyde awaits you. Loma Linda - you have totally disillusioned me. Also, Cynthia from the office never got back to me in time with the paperwork I had to submit to FMLA. Dr. Strum - your day will come!!
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 12, 2019
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Dr. Strom is very patient. He takes the time to make people understand the procedures. He even talks and walks them through it. He cares for his patients and takes his time. To make sure they're comfortable. And understands the procedure that they're going to be getting. He's an awesome doctor I would recommend him to anyone.
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Cheryl Laird – Jul 09, 2019
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Dr. Strum has provided consistent, comprehensive care. Not only is he a great doctor, he is an excellent human being who is concerned about his patients, providing a listening ear and wise counsel. He makes you feel like you are part of a team, and encourages the team to be successful. Speaking of team, he has great people working with him at Arrowhead Orthopedic; they are kind and courteous. I am grateful to be in his care.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Crystal Weiss – Jul 03, 2019
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I originally chose Dr. Strum because of his association with Loma Linda Medical Center and requested a specific referral to see him. I could not have made a better decision. I have been seeing Dr. Strum for over a year now for chronic nerve pain following lower back surgery in 2015. My trust and confidence in Dr. Strum could not be greater. He cares about me and how I feel and always puts my best interest ahead of all else. I was recently forced to change my insurance provider. I made it a priority that keeping Dr. Strum as my doctor would be the determining factor. Thank you Dr. Strum for your knowledge and compassion. May God bless you and your staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Karen Bautista – Jul 03, 2019
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Dr. Scott Strum is truly an amazing Doctor and Surgeon. From the first day of referral to him for pain management, he is taking excellent care of my needs. Very knowledgeable, informative, very kind and takes the time to listen to my concerns. I suffer from chronic back, hip and nerve pain, of which has been going on for several years. He has been instrumental in managing my pain, I am a candidate for the Nevro HF10 pain stimulator in my back. From day 1 of explaining what this is to actually implanting the device in my back, he has taken the time to walk me through the process and the procedure keeping me feeling comfortable and confident. Although the Nevro stimulator has just recently been implanted, I feel positive towards the outcome. I truly am very thankful and grateful to have him as my Doctor. I highly recommend Dr. Strum.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Janet Ricker in San Bernardino, CA – Jun 28, 2019
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Dr. Strum is my pain management doctor and I’m grateful for his help because he really listens to me and asks appropriate questions to find out how I’m handling everything. I had some questions that lead him to referring me to a neuropsychologist and I am so grateful to be getting the help I need from all angles. I would recommend Dr. Strum to anybody because he’s very knowledgeable and he truly listens to his patients. The staff at his office is wonderful and I give them my thanks as well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Carly Peralta in Rancho Cucamonga , CA – Jun 20, 2019
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Dr Strum makes me feel like I’m getting awesome medical care from a friend. He cares about my physical pain, my mental status and my spiritual health. I’m very grateful to have him as my Dr.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cari Harris in Mentone, CA – Jun 15, 2019
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I would definitely recommend him to anybody including my family. He is a top rated Doctor. I deal with a lot of Doctors since I am an executive Director of a Nursing Home and have known a lot of Doctors and I can say that Dr. Strum is a Top rated kind of a Doctor. He deal with his patients like one of his family. I will never change him with any pain specialist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Madelyn Smith in Loma linda, CA – Jun 13, 2019
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Dr. Strum is an awesome doctor, who takes the time to listen to you, your concerns and issues. I’ve always walked away with hope and sense of empowerment, knowing I will eventually get thru these pain struggles. Just a very caring, knowledgeable and compassionate man!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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LJ Melton in San Jacinto , CA – Dec 20, 2018
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Very good guy gives a very warm sincere welcome and always ask how have you been like talking to him easy to talk to and a good listener
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Hilton gunner in Moreno Valley – Dec 16, 2018
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Knowledgeable, likeable, and proficient
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dec 06, 2018
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My life was spiraling down hill fast. I had chronic pain from the top of my head to the end of my toes, yet not any of the doctors i was assigned to knew what to do. All i received was medication that made me unaware of my surroundings and a "see you soon". I told my brother im done with trying to get better. He said i heard of an awesome doctor in Redlands that has helped so many people. I decided to take him up on it and this awesome man saved my life! I still have pain but i have my life back
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Andrea Brailey in Moreno Valley, CA – Nov 08, 2018
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Dr. Strum is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and friendly doctor. He helped pinpoint and treat the exact causes of my lower back pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ryan in Hesperia, CA – Nov 08, 2018
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First appointment was like a month out just to get canceled 2 days before. call yesterday before I left to confirm there were no changes to my appointment because I am an hour and a half away. They said everything was fine to come at 2:40(my appointment time). We get there at 2:20 and while parking the office lady calls and says they have to reschedule. I explained all that it took to get there so she tells Dr and he says no he wants to leave early. To come back the following Friday. No way!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Murrieta , CA – Jun 17, 2018
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Dr. Strum is one of the best doctors I have ever had. I have had multiple procedures on my back, and he and his staff have made me very much at ease. He explains every thing and you get it. I highly recommend him. I have more doctors then I sometimes can count. He is awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Debra Martineau in Rancho Cucamonga, Ca. – Jan 24, 2018
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Dr. Strum is not only an excellent doctor, he is a compassionate and caring man. I first started seeing Dr. Strum when I had excruciating neck pain. Dr. Strum worked with me to find a method of relief that would not aggravate my diabetes. Today my neck is basically pain free. I am very grateful to Dr. Strum.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jeri Grijalva – Dec 20, 2017
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I went to see Dr. Strum after having a terrible experience with Inland Pain Mgmt. I had a Medtronic Neurostimulator that the battery had died. Dr. Sturm implanted a new DRG Stimulator AND replaced the battery on my old medtronic leads to a new St John Battery. I now have two stimulators and in 1 month reduced my pain meds from 9 pills a day to 2 a day and have gotten my life back. Thank you Dr. Strum!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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David in Grand Terrace, CA – Nov 13, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Strum majored in microbiology at UCLA prior to attending Medical School at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Strum became a member of the...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

1994
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation-Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1991
Loma Linda University School Of Medicine
Internship Hospital
1990
Loma Linda Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School
1990
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY
Medical School
1985
University of California, Los Angeles
Undergraduate School
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Awards

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Dr. Strum frequently treats the following conditions: Low Back Pain, Back Pain, and Chronic Neck Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Strum's office is located at 2131 Elks Dr Ste 200, San Bernardino, CA 92404. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Strum provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Scott Strum, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Scott Strum, MD is affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Is Dr. Scott Strum, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Scott Strum, MD holds board certifications in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine.

How much experience does Dr. Scott Strum, MD have?

Dr. Strum has over 32 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Scott Strum, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.1/5 for Dr. Scott Strum, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Strum's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Strum treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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Back Pain
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Dr. Strum treats Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Chronic Neck Pain
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Dr. Strum treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Strum treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Strum's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Dorsal Column Stimulation
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Epidural Implants
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Strum accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Arrowhead Orthopedics

Arrowhead Orthopedics2131 Elks Dr Ste 200 San Bernardino, CA 92404
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Arrowhead Orthopaedics

Arrowhead Orthopedics15095 Amargosa Rd Ste 106 Victorville, CA 92394
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Arrowhead Orthopaedics8805 Haven Ave Ste 200 Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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Arrowhead Orthopaedics3889 W Stetson Ave Ste 100 Hemet, CA 92545
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Arrowhead Orthopaedics

Arrowhead Orthopedic/ pain management1901 W Lugonia Ave Redlands, CA 92374
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Practice

Faculty Physicians and Surgeons of Llusm11406 Loma Linda Dr Ste 300 Loma Linda, CA 92354
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