Who We Are

OC Pain Management brings together professionals from a range of medical and health professions to provide patients with comprehensive pain management solutions. Our practice is rooted in the principles of integrative medicine, a recognized, scientific approach to wellness with roots in traditional and alternative medicines.
Our Approach OC Pain Management

Our Approach

Our team of pain management professionals and trained providers applies the latest therapies of integrative medicine to treat and manage your pain.

Conventional approaches to pain management often treat symptoms while leaving the underlying causes of pain unaddressed. Integrative medicine is different. We examine the patient’s whole health picture to understand where the patient’s pain is coming from. The result is a sustainable, lasting solution to pain.

Our treatment plans are designed to avoid unnecessary surgery or medication. We specialize in effective, minimally invasive pain relief. Our clinic’s broad range of in-house capabilities allows us to tailor treatment plans to each patient’s individual needs.

Contact us today for a personalized consultation to start your journey to recovery.

Our Pain Management Team

Dr. Howard Dedes


Dr. Barkow’s Legacy

Stephen H. Barkow, M.D., DABPM

1954 - 2018

“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.” – Dr. Barkow
Dr. Stephen Barkow was the Founder of Orange County Pain Management. He practiced medicine for over 20 years and drew from a variety of disciplines and alternative medicine options to heal his patients.

With an impeccable track record and excellent credentials, he was repeatedly recognized for his work in the Pain Management field. He was also the founder of IllumiNutri, an all-natural nutritional line designed for pain management patients.

His mission was to identify the source of pain, give effective treatments, and set realistic goals so that every patient could achieve as fulfilling a lifestyle as possible.

Because of his inspiration and vision, everyone at Orange County Pain Management is committed to continuing his legacy in everything we do. We are proud to follow in Dr. Barkow’s footsteps and model our approach to customer care and pain management after him.


Over the years, OCPM has been recognized by several third-party organizations for excellence in patient care, including the Patient’s Choice Award (2014), Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2014), and the On-Time Doctor Award (2014), all of which were based on patient evaluations.

Professional Consulting

Our Pain Management physician, Dr. Howard Dedes, provides consultations and second opinions regarding all painful conditions.

Please contact our office to schedule an appointment:
Phone: 949-364-9595
Email: admin@painconsultant.com
Dr. Howard Dedes