Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 63
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Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Mission Viejo, CA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine in 1983 and specializes in pain medicine.

26902 Oso Pkwy Ste 120

Mission Viejo, CA 92691

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

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

Dr. Barkow'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.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

39  Conditions Treated

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9  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 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

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Dr. Barkow's Reviews

4.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Barkow to family and friends
32 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (32)

  • 5
    (25)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (4)

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)

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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