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Kimberly D. Safman, M.D.

  • Accepting New Patients

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
  • CIGNA 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 - University of California Los Angeles School of Med (General Surgery)
Residency - University of California Los Angeles School of Med (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
  • Arthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Back Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Bulging Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Bursitis of the Hip / Hip Bursitis / Trochanteric Bursitis (Hip)
  • Cervical Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Cervical Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Chronic Pain (Pain Management)
  • Coccydynia / Tailbone Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome / Nerve Dysfunction (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Back and Neck Disorders (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Spine & Neck)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease (Pain Management)
  • Degenerative Joint Disease of the Hip (Hip)
  • Disc, Facet and Nerve Root Pain (Pain Management)
  • Facet Joint Arthritis (Pain Management)
  • Facet Joint Pain (Pain Management)
  • Facet Joint Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome (FBSS) (Pain Management)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Failed Laminectomy Syndrome (Pain Management)
  • Groin Pain (Hip)
  • Herniated Disc (Pain Management)
  • Herniated Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Hip Arthritis (Hip)
  • Hip Dysplasia (Hip)
  • Hip Impingement (Hip)
  • Hip Pain (Hip)
  • Joint Pain (Hip)
  • Kyphosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Low Back Pain (Pain Management)
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Muscle Strain (Spine & Neck)
  • Musculoskeletal and Myofascial Pain (Pain Management)
  • Neck Pain (Pain Management)
  • Neck Sprain (Spine & Neck)
  • Neuropathic Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoarthritis (Pain Management)
  • Osteoarthritis of the HIp / Hip Osteoarthritis (Hip)
  • Osteoarthritis of the Spine / Spine Osteoarthritis (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteomyelitis / Bone Infection (Spine & Neck)
  • Osteoporosis (Hip)
  • Osteoporosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (Spine & Neck)
  • Peripheral Neuropathy / Peripheral Nerve Disorders (Pain Management)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (Pain Management)
  • Piriformis Syndrome (Spine & Neck)
  • Radiculopathy (Pain Management)
  • Radiculopathy / Pinched Nerve (Spine & Neck)
  • Ruptured Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Sciatica (Hip)
  • Sciatica (Pain Management)
  • Sciatica (Spine & Neck)
  • Scoliosis (Spine & Neck)
  • SI Joint Dysfunction / Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction (Pain Management)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Hip)
  • SI Joint Pain / Sacroiliac Joint Pain (Spine & Neck)
  • Slipped Disc (Spine & Neck)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Pain Management)
  • Spinal Stenosis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolisthesis (Pain Management)
  • Spondylolysis (Spine & Neck)
  • Spondylolysis (Pain Management)
  • Thoracic Conditions (Spine & Neck)
  • Whiplash (Spine & Neck)
Procedures
  • Cervical Rehabilitation
  • Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Joint Injections
  • Injections of Muscles, Bursae, Joints
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Lumbar Rehabilitation
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks
  • Nerve Conduction Velocity Studies
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • SI Joint Injections / Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Stellate Ganglion Sympathetic Block Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection