Dr. Timothy Kuang, MD

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Dr. Timothy Kuang, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in San Luis Obispo, CA and has over 26 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from George Washington School Of Medicine medical school in 1996. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Timothy Kuang, MD

Interventional Pain Mgmt.

10 Santa Rosa St Ste 201 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405 ()
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Dr. Kuang's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuang treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kuang treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuang treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kuang treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Kuang treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kuang treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Kuang's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lipedema
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tension Headache
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Kuang accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
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Traditional
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UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
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CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Kuang's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Kuang

2.1

Based on 41 ratings

5 Stars
24.390243902439025%
(10)
4 Stars
4.878048780487805%
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
70.73170731707317%
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I highly recommend Dr. Kuang! I had been waiting for a long overdue Epidural injection, and when I mentioned that my appointment was booked a month out, Dr. Kuang suggested I make my appointment in Santa Maria for a quicker appointment time…. three weeks earlier! I so appreciate this! Dr. Kuang listens to me and is doing what he can to alleviate my pain! I am very appreciative of Dr. Kuang!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Dec 09, 2021
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During a consult, Dr Kuang was very professional, asked many questions as well as answered many of my questions. I couldn’t have been more pleased. I look forward to my procedure
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barb K – Mar 25, 2021
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I was a patient of Dr. Kuang several years ago for spinal stenosis, for which he gave me a series of epidural injections. I was in almost unbearable pain in my legs and the injections made all the difference and finally got rid of the pain. Now, years later, I have the stenosis again and have seen Dr. Kuang and will start the injections again. I have complete confidence in Dr. Kuang. I find him to be compassionate, kind and very concerned about his patients' pain level. I would not trust anyone else to stick a needle into my spine, but I have complete trust in him. I find his staff to be efficient, helpful and friendly. In particular I like the fact that the clinic invests in a large staff instead of a fancy office building. I don't need cushy chairs, lovely paintings, chandeliers and waterfalls in the waiting room--I need service from my doctor and that is what I get from Pain Specialists. I can't say enough good about Dr. Kuang.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Cathryn – Nov 20, 2020
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I was there for an nerve ablation. He said he could only do half my back today then wanted me to come back in 6 weeks to do the other side. He said a week before he could do both sides at once. Dr Patel at the same clinic will do both.
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Mar 28, 2019
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His staff is so unprofessional, just throw a bunch of times for appointments and pick one. Saying that because the scheduleing for this place is HORRIBLE. To treat patients this was is so disrespectful to not only their time but to the money they pay out for these appointments. Only giving one star because that’s the lowest there was no options for no stars on this raiting. RESPECT is a two way street, learn to have respect for your paitients like the respect you have for the money you get. ??
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Santa Maria , CA – Nov 30, 2018
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He wont see you. He makes you see his nurse and she is horrible. They take away your meds without giving you anything to replace them with. How can you manage pain if all you do is take away ppls meds? I dont recommend this doctor or his nurse practitioner at all!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Atascsdero – Oct 16, 2018
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I absolutely hate having appts with Dr Kuang which is why I see the NP or PA as much as possible. He has NO bedside manners. When I said it would be nice if he said hi and/or asked how I was doing, he said he didn't have time for that, too many patients (even though I pointed out that the other docs do). Next appt he was condescending. Doesn't remember what procedures he's recently done on me. Will say he seemed more human @ last procedure. Also, he does seem knowledgeable. Ratings are for SLO.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
3 people found this helpful
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goldencruzer in CA – Jul 20, 2018
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Overcharges; 200$ for a 2 minute meeting, told me my treatment was going to be 1500$ for 1 treatment, but charged me 15000$ for 1 treatment..two 5 minute visits were 1200$.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Paso Robles, CA – Aug 24, 2016
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the best in every way
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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iva collins in morro bay calif – Jul 22, 2016
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$35.00 to get a copy of my records???
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Ann H. in Pismo Beach, CA – Jul 10, 2016
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My initial visit with Dr. Kuang was productive and satisfactorily. He was easy to talk to and seemed genuinely interested in my concerns. No rushing to judgement until I was able to see several other professionals for x-rays and physical therapy.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Joan in Castro Valley, CA – Feb 18, 2016
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I see Dr Kuang for lower back pain. I like the fact that he's not a pill pusher. His procedures help me very much. He has a great bed side manner and is very professional. His staff is very awesome. Very highly recommended by me. Thank you for what you do for me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Shawna in Santa Maria, Ca – Feb 10, 2016
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I see Dr Kuang for pain in my lower back. He has performed 3 epidurals on me and I have felt amazing after each one. I think he is very conscientious and cares about his patients and their well being. Yes his office is small and busy but the outcomes I have received have all been worth it. I find his staff friendly, very busy and always apologetic if there is a wait.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Merry Linda Ellison in Pismo Beach, CA – Jan 26, 2016
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Stay away from this place. The doctor (Kuang) wore a mask every time I saw him. I don't know what the heck he looks like. The office is a zoo. It is small, dirty, loud and unwelcoming. While under his care, I broke my patella and was prescribed pain meds upon release. No pharmacy would fill the prescription because I was under contract with Kuang. Finally, after much complaining and pain, I was able to cancel the? contract.?They don't care about the patient.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Vivi D in Atascadero, CA – Jan 06, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide my patients with the best medical care possible.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

A Einstein College M Yeshiva University
Residency Hospital
Ny Hospital Med Center Of Queens
Residency Hospital
1996
George Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Awards

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What are Dr. Timothy Kuang, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kuang frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kuang treats.

Where is Dr. Timothy Kuang, MD's office located?

Dr. Kuang's office is located at 10 Santa Rosa St Ste 201, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Timothy Kuang, MD speak?

Dr. Kuang speaks Chinese, Mandarin and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Practice

Interventional Pain Mgmt.10 Santa Rosa St Ste 201 San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Galileo Surgery Center

Galileo Surgery Center1001 E Foothill Blvd San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Kuang is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

French Hospital Medical Center

San Luis Obispo, CA

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

73% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)