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Dr. Shahram Abbassi, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 60

Dr. Abbassi

Dr. Shahram Abbassi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Arcata, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine and specializes in pain medicine, internal medicine, and more.


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(707) 822-7220

Dr. Abbassi accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield POS
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Delta Health System
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Humana
Medicaid
National Elevator
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

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

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Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbassi treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbassi treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Abbassi treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abbassi treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Abbassi's conditions and procedures:

  • 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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

About Me

Biography

Dr. Shahram Abbassi, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Arcata, CA and has been practicing for 19 years. He graduated from Ross University / School Of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine and specializes in pain medicine, internal medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

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

Awards

Dr. Abbassi's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Abbassi

3.7

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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 report clearly said my pain was due to a uterine fibroid. He wrote in my records that I was "hesitant to admit engaging in rectal sex." Wish you could sue a doctor for engaging in creative writing.
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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 anyone with back pain issues. Thank you so much Dr Abbassi .
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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 on the very medication that kills it and dismissed me.
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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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