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Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD

Pain Management Specialist, Psychiatrist

Professional statement

Dr. Kartik Ananth brings a unique background to his approach on patient care. He completed both a residency in Psychiatry as well as an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at USC. He is one of the few Pain Specialists in the country that has a background in neuropsychiatry as well as interventional pain medicine. He continuously strives to formulate the most innovative and effective treatments for each of his patients incorporating a mind body amalgamation. After attending medical school, Dr. Ananth finished his Psychiatry residency at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, New York. Dr. Ananth further advanced his training by completing a specialized Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Ananth previously worked in private practice as well as in the urgent care setting. Dr. Ananth is dedicated to provide the most advanced interventional pain management and spine techniques for his patients. He has performed procedures on numerous challenging pain management cases using Neuromodulation techniques. Some of these cases include Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS), Peripheral Nerve Stimulation (PNS), and Trans-Cranial Magnetic Stimulation. His focus is to utilize the latest minimally invasive techniques to identify the source of pain and decrease pain, increase functioning, as well as improve quality of life. Dr. Ananth firmly believes in listening to his patients and taking the time to ensure that they fully understand their condition and treatment options. Dr. Ananth treats each of his patients with sincere compassion and has an unparalleled bedside manner. When he is not treating patients at the Southern California Pain Institute, in addition to research, Dr. Ananth spends his free time

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Specialties

  • Psychiatrist
  • Pain Management Specialist

Practice names

Hospital affiliations

  • Torrance Memorial Medical Center

Board certifications

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Pain Medicine (Psychiatry and Neurology)

Education and training

  • Medical School - Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara Facultad de Medicina
  • University of Southern California, Fellowship in Pain Medicine
  • Westchester Medical Center, Residency in Psychiatry

Professional memberships

  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • International Spine Intervention Society

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Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Provider's gender

Male

NPI number

1821279423

Office locations

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

23000 Crenshaw Blvd., Suite 100

Torrance, CA 90505

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5 Stars all the way! On every level, exceeded my expectations. He conveyed more to me in knowledge & compassion concerning my spinal issues than any other physician had done within the past 3 years! The staff has been outstanding aswell. Very positive feeling in the office. Thank you Dr. Ananth!
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Quick, professional, and very articulate. I love the use of technology to speed up process.
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Great expertise in the field of ADD ADHD with well explained reasoning to what works/doesn't work! His Father taught my mother in med school! Great Doc!
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very professional. listened.
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Wonderful. He was very patient with me since I tend to ramble a lot and he listened better than any doctor I have ever gone to in my life! I used to dread going to any medical professional but he showedme that there are doctors out there who are compassionate and kind. Thanks you Dr. Ananth :)
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He is an amazingly competent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner and a great sense of humor.
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Dr. Ananth is very informative and genuinely cares about his patients.
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Dr. Ananth is the best pain doc I have ever had the good fortune of being tteated by. He is accurate, detail oriented and thorough. His bedside manner is fantastic, he demonstrates empathy for his patients and is extremely adept whenadministering shots or performing other intricate procedures. Do yourself a tremendous favor and see this wonderful doctor.
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Good doctor would recommend. Compassionate and kind.
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personable and caring.
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Great:)
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He is very helpful, very good doctor.
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