Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

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Pain Medicine | Male

26902 Oso Pkwy Ste 120 Mission Viejo, CA 92691 Get Directions
Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD

Dr. Stephen Barkow, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. He is 62 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Barkow is affiliated with Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo, Hoag Hospital Newport Beach and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills.

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Dr. Barkow's Care Philosophy

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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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
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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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Dr. Barkow's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Barkow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
    • Named "Physician of Excellence" by the Orange County Medical Association, 2008
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    No malpractice history found for California.

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of California, San Diego, School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    La Co Harbor UCLA Med Center
    UCLA Med Center
    University Ca Irvine Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

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