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Kimberly D. Safman, M.D.

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About Dr. Kimberly D. Safman

Dr. Kimberly Safman 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.

“I’m most successful when my patients no longer need me.”

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.”

Insurances Accepted

Please verify with your health plan and/or physician’s office.

  • Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street PPO
  • Blue Cross Prudent Buyer PPO
  • Blue Shield PPO
  • Coventry/First Health
  • Health Net PPO
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan/PHCS
  • United Healthcare PPO

For HMO plan participation please call the physician's office.

Affiliations HOI Surgery Center - Newport Beach
Education Medical Education - Medical University of South Carolina (Medical Doctor)
Internship - UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (General Surgery)
Residency - UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center (Urology)
Residency - UC Irvine Medical Center (Physical Medicine/Rehab)
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
Conditions Treated
  • Sciatica (Hip)
  • Arthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Ruptured Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Facet Joint Arthritis (Pain Management)
  • Herniated Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection (Spine & Neck)
  • Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Hip)
  • Neuropathic Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • SI Joint Dysfunction / Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (Pain Management)
  • Bursitis of the Hip / Hip Bursitis / Trochanteric Bursitis (Hip)
  • Facet Joint Pain (Pain Management)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy / Peripheral Nerve Disorders (Pain Management)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Pain Management)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine / Spine Osteoarthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Coccydynia / Tailbone Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Pain Management)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Neck Sprain (Spine & Neck)
  • Muscle Strain (Spine & Neck)
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve (Spine & Neck)
  • Thoracic Conditions (Spine & Neck)
  • Low Back Pain (Pain Management)
  • Bulging Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Groin Pain (Hip)
  • Back Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolysis (Pain Management)
  • Spondylolysis (Spine & Neck)
  • Slipped Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoporosis (Hip)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoarthritis (Pain Management)
  • Kyphosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Pain Management)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Herniated Disc (Pain Management)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Nerve Dysfunction (Spine & Neck)
  • Facet Joint Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Scoliosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Disc, Facet and Nerve Root Pain (Pain Management)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Musculoskeletal and Myofascial Pain (Pain Management)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Spine & Neck)
  • Chronic Pain (Pain Management)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (Pain Management)
  • Neck Pain (Pain Management)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoporosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Pain Management)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Whiplash (Spine & Neck)
  • Sciatica (Pain Management)
  • Hip Arthritis (Hip)
  • Sciatica (Spine & Neck)
  • Cervical Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Pain Management)
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Hip)
  • Cervical Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Lumbar Rehabilitation
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spine Rehabilitation