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Kimberly Safman, MD

  • Primary Specialty:
    Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (Board Certified)
  • Areas of Interest: Pain Management,  Spine & Neck,  
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
    Pain Management Physician
Procedures & Conditions Treated:

Procedures:

  • Anti-inflammatory medicine
  • Arthritis Management
  • Cervical Rehabilitation
  • Cervical Stellate Ganglion Sympathetic Blocks
  • Coricosteroids / Cortisone shots
  • Corticosteroids / Cortisone Shots
  • Diagnostic Blocks
  • Epidural Injections
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Facet Medial Branch Rhizotomy
  • Fluoroscopic Guided Epidural Injections
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Hip Injections
  • Injections of Muscles, Bursae, Joints
  • Interventional Pain Management Treatments
  • Interventional Procedures
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Lumbar Rehabilitation
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Medications
  • Mobilization Devices
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries and Disorders
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
  • Non-Operative Osteonecrosis Treatment
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medication
  • Physical Therapy
  • PRP Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Stellate Ganglion Sympathetic Block Injections
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Viscosupplementation
  • X-Ray & MRI

Conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Bulging Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Stenosis
  • Chronic Back & Cervical Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccydynia / Tailbone Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Nerve Dysfunction
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip
  • Disc, Facet and Nerve Root Pain
  • Dysplasia
  • Facet Joint Arthritis
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Groin Pain
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Discs
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Bursitis / Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Hip Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Muscle Strain
  • Musculoskeletal and Myofascial Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Sprain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Scoliosis
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain
  • Slipped Disc
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondyloslisthesis
  • Thoracic Conditions
  • Whiplash

Biography

Kimberly Safman, M.D. specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, and completed a Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at University of California, Irvine Medical Center and her Fellowship in Anesthesia Pain Management at the Pain Management Medical Center in Long Beach. Dr. Safman is Board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and the Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board.

A second-generation physiatrist, Dr. Safman began her medical career in surgery but was later drawn to physical medicine, rehabilitation and pain management when she realized the positive impact the field had on the patients’ lives. “I’m most successful when my patients no longer need me.”

Dr. Safman's Physician Assistant is Naomi Porter, PA-C < View Naomi's Bio

Education
  • Medical School
  • Medical University of South Carolina (Medical Doctor)
  • College
  • Georgetown University - Master’s of Science, Physiology
  • Internship
  • UCLA Medical Center (General Surgery)
  • Residency
  • UC Irvine Medical Center (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation)
  • UCLA Medical Center (Urology)
  • Fellowship
  • Pain Management Medical Center (Anesthesia Pain Management Fellowship)
Board Certification
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine Subspecialty Board Certification
Associations
  • American Academy of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (AAPM&R)
  • American Pain Society
Affiliated Locations
  • Hoag Hospital - Irvine
  • Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian - Newport Beach
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute
  • Hoag Orthopedic Institute Surgery Center - Newport Beach
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Huntington Beach Orthopedics
  • Newport Orthopedic Institute - Newport Beach Orthopedics