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Our Goal is Total Body Recovery and a Pain-Free Lifestyle for our Patients

Dr. Stephen H. Barkow, MD is exactly the kind of physician you want on your side when you’re dealing with pain.
Dr. Barkow, Medical Director at Orange County Pain Management and practicing physician for over 20 years, draws from a variety of disciplines and alternative medicine options for an integrative approach to help heal his patients with both acute and chronic pain.

While Dr. Barkow is deeply rooted in Western medicine, he also looks holistically at the human body and seeks out the latest treatment methods including platelet rich plasma (PRP) and stem cell injections. With an impeccable track record and credentials, he has repeatedly been recognized for his work in the Pain Management field.

Dr Stephen Barkow

Dr. Stephen Barkow’s mission is 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.

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  • 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

Our Approach to Pain Management

At Orange County Pain Management, we practice a different style of Pain Management. We believe that the body has the potential to heal itself if we give it the support it needs. Our mission is to help you to lead a healthier more active and more pain-free lifestyle.

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