Dr. Timothy Furnish, MD

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Dr. Timothy Furnish, MD
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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UC San Diego Health - Perlman Medical Offices9350 Campus Point Dr
La Jolla, CA 92037
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based on 10 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Furnish's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
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 meds), and he refused to give me the meds that have been proven to help me. I now can hardly even get out of bed and he just doesn't care!
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 listens, never hurries. UCSD has been fantastic all around.
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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 anesthesiologist!
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 worth it. I am confident in my care and my pain is being controlled. I don't feel like just another faceless patient in this practice.
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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.

Dr. Furnish'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 and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain

Education

  • Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 2005

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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