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Dr. Stephen H. Barkow

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Dr. Barkow is the Medical Director of Orange County Pain Management and practicing physician for over 20 years. He is a scientist who draws from a variety of disciplines and alternative medicine options to best help heal his patients.

It is his mission to identify the source of pain, give effective treatments and help set realistic goals, so that his patients can achieve as fulfilling a lifestyle as possible.

“While I’m deeply rooted in Western medicine, I also take a holistic look at the human body and often ask my patients to look at their daily habits, movements and nutrition patterns to see if we can target their pain in a comprehensive manner.”

With an impeccable track record and credentials, he has repeatedly been recognized for his work in the Pain Management field. Dr. Barkow frequently lectures and teaches on the latest approaches in the field. He is also the founder of Illuminutri, an all-natural nutritional line designed for pain management patients.


Over 20 years of experience
Dual board certified in Pain Management
Board certified in Anesthesiology
Board certified in Emergency Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor at University of California at Irvine Medical Center
Advanced Clinical Instructor for the International Spine Intervention Society
Named Physician of Excellence by the Orange County Medical Association
Named a Top USA Doctor by US News and World Report
Given the Patient’s Choice Award by Vitals.com


Undergraduate studies:
State University of New York, College at Buffalo, graduated Summa Cum Laude

Graduate studies:
University of California, San Diego, Degree of Medicine
Internship in Internal Medicine at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
Residency in Emergency Medicine at Harbor/UCLA Medical Center
Anesthesiology Residency at UCLA Westwood in Los Angeles
Pain Management Medicine Fellowship at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center

Degrees M.D. DABPM
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