Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 63
(32)
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Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD
Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He is 63 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Barkow is affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo.

26902 Oso Pkwy Ste 120

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information
Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
very high
more than 89% of peers
Degenerative Disc Disease
very high
more than 88% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Barkow "As a pain physician I am at the forefront of developing and using the latest and best techniques to target my patient's pain. I don't believe in jumping into surgery or an unneeded procedure. Rather, I take a comprehensive approach to my patient's care to target what is at the root of what's causing the pain."

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Emergency Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Emergency Medicine*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

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

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • 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

  • University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • La Co Harbor UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • UCLA Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • University Ca Irvine Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Named "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association, 2008
Media & Publications

Dr. Barkow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Barkow does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Barkow and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Barkow's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barkow to family and friends
4.3
based on 32 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Barkow's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Laguna niguel, CA |
He is super knowledgable, takes time to understand the needs of his patient, and is always on your side with medical i surance issues.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Barkow accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Barkow has admitting privileges

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach
1 Hoag Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo
27700 Medical Center Rd
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
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Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills
24451 Health Center Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
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