Dr. Timothy Furnish, MD

Dr. Timothy Furnish, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 48
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Dr. Timothy Furnish, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in La Jolla, CA. He is 48 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.Read his story

9350 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

Contact Information

(858) 657-7000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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more than 98% of peers
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more than 97% of peers
Acute Postoperative Pain
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Furnish's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Furnish "Timothy Furnish, MD, is a board-certified anesthesiologist who specializes in pain management. As a pain management specialist, he evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain, particularly chronic pain and acute, post-surgical pain. Dr. Furnish initiated and is now director of the inpatient pain consult services at UC San Diego Health’s Center for Pain Medicine. The inpatient pain consult service sees patients either before or after surgery to help their surgeons develop a post-operative pain management plan to facilitate recovery and comfort, and reduce the chances of developing chronic pain. His research and clinical focuses are on chronic neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome, back pain and perioperative pain. Prior to joining the faculty at UC San Diego Health, he was a fellow in pain management at UC San Diego Health. He completed residency training in anesthesiology at UC San Diego Health and earned his medical degree at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He also holds a master’s degree in social work from University of Kansas. Dr. Furnish is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain medicine. Dr. Furnish is currently on the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Guidelines Committee Reducing Adverse Drug Events from Opioids and is co-chair of UC San Diego’s Pain Management Committee."


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  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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

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
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion 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.


  • Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
    Medical School | Graduated 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Furnish has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Furnish's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Furnish to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Furnish's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

I visited Dr Furnish for a pre-op consultation. She has Ankylosing Spondylitis and Fibromialgia and was having diverticulitis surgery. Dr Furnish took his time listening, then we discussed pain management during and post-op. While no one wants surgeries, this was the best managed pain that she...more
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San Diego, CA |
Does not care about people. Refused to help me with my chronic pain due to many automobile and motorcycle accidents and on the job accidents. I've been in pain for over 20 years and he did not care! I cannot take otc meds due to being on a blood thinner (which is very dangerous to mix with otc...more
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in San Diego, CA |
I was lucky enough to find Dr. Furnish in 2015. He is one of the best Dr. 's I have ever had. Thorough, compassionate, knowledgeable in all aspects of health care. He really takes care of me. He, along with Ken make sure I am doing the best I can on the least amount of medication. Always...more
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I have had four abdominal/pelvic surgeries in the past eight years. The pain management by Dr. Furnish was the best I have ever had! He met with me the day before my surgery and checked in on me everyday in the hospital and made sure I was not in pain. I can not say enough good things about this...more
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in Vista, CA |
Dr Furnish is a wonderful physician. I have been his patient for over a year. He has established a protocol to not only control my chronic pain but continue to investigate new ways to stop it. It took awhile to establish the relationship with him and he is hard to get appointments with but it well...more
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Dr. Furnish accepts 6 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
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Furnish has admitting privileges

UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest
200 W Arbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92103
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