Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram, MD

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Age 46
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Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram, MD
Dr. Moeller-Bertram is our Medical Director, and joined Desert Clinic Pain Institute from Coastal Pain and Spinal Diagnostics in the San Diego area. Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Moeller-Bertram worked at the University of San Diego, where he held an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry. He is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management. After finishing his medical school in Hamburg, Germany and defending his doctoral thesis about the effects of oxidative stress, he moved to the USA for his clinical training. He completed his anesthesia residency at UCSD and was given the honor to serve as chief resident. He received his education in multi-disciplinary pain management, including intensive training in all invasive aspects of alleviating pain, at UC San Francisco, which ranks among the best pain departments in the world. Dr. Moeller-Bertram returned to San Diego 2005 as an assistant clinical professor and also enrolled in a masters program for clinical research. He joined the VA San Diego Healthcare System and established his pain clinic there serving the Veteran population. These humbling and rewarding years of serving Veterans profoundly impacted his career and shaped his research efforts. Besides keeping a busy practice, he conducted many experiments to better understand the effects of stress on pain perception. His areas of expertise include PTSD and fibromyalgia and he received funding and support from sources including the "Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research", the 'Center of Excellence for Stress and Mental Health" and industry leaders. During his years at UCSD and the VA, he served as the director for clinical pain research at UCSD, published numerous papers and book chapters and presented his work at many national and international conferences as guest lecturer or visiting professor. Dr. Moeller-Bertram now brings all of his experience to the Desert Clinic Pain Institute group and is excited for the opportunity to serve patients in the Coachella valley area. Clinical Research Publications by Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram

36101 Bob Hope Dr Ste B2

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Contact Information

(760) 321-1315

Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram, MD

Dr. Tobias Moeller-Bertram, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Care Philosophy

In my clinic, I believe in treating each patient as whole. It is common to train my staff to "enrich the relationship, not the reward" when it comes to treating our patients. Understanding that chronic pain is a multifactorial condition with physical, psychological and sociological symptoms, I seek to devise a multi-modal treatment plan in addition to procedures and more conventional pain management modalities.
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Dr. Moeller-Bertram's Experience

Dr. Moeller-Bertram'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


  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Pain Research

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Pain
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facial Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pain in Extremities
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Post-ADD Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Compression Fractures
  • Whiplash
  • Wrist Pain


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  • Botox® Injection
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Injection Therapy
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Annuloplasty
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Injection
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Pain Medication Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulation
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Denervation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vertebroplasty


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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.


  • Ev. Gymnasium Werther
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • University Of Hamburg
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Yale New Haven Hospital, Yale School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Ucsd Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Ucsf Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of California At San Diego
    Other Education | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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Dr. Moeller-Bertram accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Inland Empire Health Plan
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Moeller-Bertram has admitting privileges

Eisenhower Medical Center
39000 Bob Hope Drive
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
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