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We understand the various effects of pain and are dedicated to providing compassionate care that will improve the quality of life for patients, families, and friends whose lives are diminished by the effects of pain.

Our Practice

Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Each patient is comprehensively evaluated by a physician, and treatment plans are tailored to meet each individuals needs.

 

Diagnostic studies and medication may be prescribed. Various Intervention procedures may be utilized including less invasive Regenerative Medicine Platelets rich plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell therapies and steroid injections to more complex procedures, such as, radio frequency, neural ablation procedures, peripheral nerve stimulatiors, percutaneous spinal cord stimulators and programmable medication pump implants.

Progressive and experienced in various advanced pain relieving procedures, we treat pain associated with the neck, back, spine, cancer, nerve, scolliosis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, shoulder, facial, joints and more.

Experienced Physicians

Your health is your most important asset. You should entrust it only to the best professionals.

Personalized Treatment

Treatment choices perfectly match your goals of treatment complications with early intervention.

Quality and Safety

All team members at Integrated Pain Specialists have been trained thoroughly to assist in any situation.

Service

Your treatment plan is designed for steady progress, with every phase promptly implemented.

Insurance Plans

The following insurance plans are accepted by Integrated Pain Specialists. However, Integrated Pain Specialists may not be a network provider for all plan product lines. Please contact your health plan to verify your plan is accepted.

For insurance-related questions, call (619)398-2988. You may also contact your physician’s office to confirm acceptance of your insurance plan.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Sharp

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  • Cigna
  • First Health
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Health Net Elect
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Integrated Pain Specialists Provide an Array of Services

ACUTE & CHRONIC PAIN TREATMENTS

Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California provide an array of services for patients with acute or chronic pain. Each patient is comprehensively evaluated by a physician, and treatment plans are tailored to meet each individuals needs. Diagnostic studies and medication may be prescribed. Interventional procedures indicated vary from less-invasive steroid injections to more complex procedures, such as percutaneous disc decompression and implantable devices, including spinal cord stimulators and programmable medication pumps.

STATE OF THE ART CARE

Integrated Pain Specialists continues to participate in extensive training specific to pain management. We work closely with other specialists in the field of pain management to provide an integrated plan to each patient’s recovery. We pride ourselves on offering the most appropriate care available, to stay on the forefront of pain management, and to provide state of the art therapies for our patients.

Our Medical Director – Kevin S. Smith, MD

Kevin S. Smith, MD is a graduate of Marshall University Medical School. He trained in anesthesiology at the University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals with special emphasis in both cardiothoracic and pediatric anesthesia, and completed advanced clinical rotations in chronic pain management, obstetric and outpatient anesthesia, and neuroanesthesia.

Dr. Smith has been practicing since 1990, and practicing pain management in San Diego since 1991. In the last 8 years he has served as President and CEO at Integrated Pain Specialists of Southern California, specializing in the care of patients in chronic and acute pain. He previously served as President and CEO at Interventional Pain Specialists of Southern California, and Chairman of Anesthesia Service Medical Group’s Pain Management Committee.

He is also a consultant, educator, and researcher at Medtronic—one of the world’s largest medical technology companies—researching and teaching medical fellows the indications for advanced therapeutic modalities including the most up-to-date implantable therapies for pain management.

Dr. Smith is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists, North American Neuromodulation Society, California Medical Association, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and many other medical and pain management focused organizations.

He is board certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) in anesthesiology, with a subspecialty certification in pain medicine.

 

Dr. Smith was recently voted one of San Diego’s “Best Doctors” by San Diego Magazine.

Lauren Marchefka – Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Lauren is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a clinical focus on anti-aging, aesthetic, and regenerative medicine. She graduated with honors in developmental psychology and biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2009. After working in genetic research, Lauren attended Duke University School of Nursing for her bachelor’s degree. She worked in the intensive care unit as a nurse while finishing her master’s degree in family practice. After graduation she became a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the international honor society for nursing.

Aleksandr Filen – Physician Assistant

Aleksandr has been a part of Integrated Pain Specialists since 2016. He is fluent in English, Swedish, and Russian. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences Physician Assistant Program, class of 2015. Aleksandr’s interest and passion for medicine came at an early age, and lead him to pursue a pre-medical curriculum during his undergraduate years at UC Santa Barbara.

 

Dr. Smith was recently voted one of San Diego’s “Best Doctors” by San Diego Magazine.

“Kevin Smith is the consummate healer…professional, kind, compassionate, knowledgeable, approachable and THE BEST at what he does. I have had many pain procedures with Dr. Smith – Epidurals, trans-foraminals, trigger point, Occipital Nerve Block and more. Each and EVERY time I experienced relief. He listens, he cares. He also treats my 93-year-old dad for Post-Herpetic Neuralgia – the aftermath of Shingles. This syndrome has no cure and no “textbook” treatments. But Pops comes away every time with a positive response – and a renewed determination to simply BE better. It is inspirational to see a medical professional take such a personal interest. If you can see this doctor, I encourage you to do so. I think you will be pleased.”

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Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 8.00 – 5.00

Closed Lunch

Sunday Closed

Call for Pain Assessment

(619) 398-2988

Your treatment plan is designed for steady progress, with every phase promptly implemented.

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