Dr. Shahram Abbassi, MD

Dr. Shahram Abbassi, MD

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Age 59
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Dr. Shahram Abbassi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Arcata, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine and specializes in pain medicine, internal medicine, and more.

3800 Janes Rd

Arcata, CA 95521

Contact Information

(707) 822-7220

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Delta Health System
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • 4 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Abbassi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Abbassi's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

3  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine

3  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

50  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Upper Back Pain

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28  Procedures

  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection

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

  • Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Mc Keesport Hosp/Upmc
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Health Center Of Pittsburgh
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Western Pennsylvania Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Upmc Mercy
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Abbassi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Abbassi's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Abbassi to family and friends
15 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Abbassi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Kept insisting my 2+ years of tailbone pain was rectum pain due to repeated rectal penetration. I said I'd never done that even once, he said then it was probably due to an advanced HPV infection which I told him was also unlikely since I haven't had any kind of sex in over 20 years. My MRI...more
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Dr Abbassi is Awesome. He gave me my mom back. She was in so much pain . He has great bedside manner and is kind and really explains in a way we could understand. He himself called my mom the next day to see how she was feeling. All in all a great experience. I would totally recommend him to...more
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Dr Abbassi seemed to want to help but offered no viable options. I was told to not even make an appointment if not willing to have an injection. So I hesitated but agreed. Then dismisses facet arthrosis as a potential cause of my awful back pain. No epidural injection as offered. He blamed my pain...more
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Dr Abbassi is the consummate professional. When you see him he treats you as if you were the only patient he is seeing that day. It is rare to find such an excellent diagnostician who also has a sense of compassion. A healer not just a practitioner.
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Dr Abbassi is awesome!! He always personally calls after every procedure. He is down to earth, honest and always does his best. He has cured my back pain completely and I will keep coming back to him as long as he is in Arcata. I can't recommend him enough, he saved my quality of life.
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