Board Certified Pain Management Specialist

Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Patient Care Liaison: Jackie (760) 681-4330

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

For many people, pain is a constant presence. It can make daily tasks difficult, or it can be entirely debilitating. The pain management doctors at Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics specialize in managing and treating acute and chronic pain that has not responded to conventional treatments such as rest, medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Our patients are individuals who, along with their physicians, are seeking alternative, advanced treatment options for their unrelenting pain caused by injury, illness, or disease. Working together with you, we can help relieve or decrease your pain and assist your return to your daily activities.

Our specialties include:

We are committed to each of our patients – and the medical community – to be the best center for pain management in North County San Diego. Our accomplished team of physicians and specialists is devoted to providing you with the highest quality medical care. Treatment plans are designed to combat your pain – helping you return to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach reduces pain and restores function while focusing our care where it belongs – on you, the patient. When you need a pain management expert, turn to our experienced pain management doctors for quality, compassionate care.

NATHAN A. MILLER, M.D.

Nathan A. Miller, M.D. is a pioneer in the field of pain medicine with over a decade of experience treating patients in the North County San Diego area. Dr. Nathan Miller is a well-respected, compassionate physician who strives to help his patients regain their lives. He is Chief of Pain Medicine at Scripps Memorial Hospital, Encinitas and is double-board certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine.

Dr. Miller completed his pain fellowship at the prestigious University of Virginia pain program. He is a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners and a Qualified Medical Examiner in the State of California.

Dr. Miller is at the forefront in the treatment and management of a wide variety of acute and chronic pain disorders. He is a strong proponent of a multi-disciplinary approach in pain management to improve outcome and increase quality of life. With his knowledge and the use of advanced medicine, he has been able to help many patients who had little hope of a functional life. Dr. Miller specializes in difficult cases where other pain doctors have given up. He continues to stay current in the field of pain management and studies peer-review medical journals and literature. He is noted by his colleagues for his strong commitment to ethical patient care and compassion. He practices evidenced-based pain management.

Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Patient Care Liaison: Jackie (760) 681-4330

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

For many people, pain is a constant presence. It can make daily tasks difficult, or it can be entirely debilitating. The pain management doctors at Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics specialize in managing and treating acute and chronic pain that has not responded to conventional treatments such as rest, medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Our patients are individuals who, along with their physicians, are seeking alternative, advanced treatment options for their unrelenting pain caused by injury, illness, or disease. Working together with you, we can help relieve or decrease your pain and assist your return to your daily activities.

Our specialties include:

We are committed to each of our patients – and the medical community – to be the best center for pain management in North County San Diego. Our accomplished team of physicians and specialists is devoted to providing you with the highest quality medical care. Treatment plans are designed to combat your pain – helping you return to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach reduces pain and restores function while focusing our care where it belongs – on you, the patient. When you need a pain management expert, turn to our experienced pain management doctors for quality, compassionate care.

ANKUSH K. BANSAL, M.D.

Dr. Ankush Bansal is a double board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Physician (through the American Board of Anesthesiology) that has devoted his career to understanding complex and difficult-to-treat painful conditions. He has helped numerous patients with incapacitating pain improve their quality of life and regain function. He is actively involved in ongoing clinical research and multiple national medical societies including American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and North American Neuromodulation Society. He has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including the Pain Medicine Journal. He is continually striving to find new and effective ways to treat chronic pain.

Dr. Bansal completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan where he studied the impact of exercise, nutrition, and movement on the human body. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Michigan Medical School. After enduring a chronic painful neck injury, he moved to Los Angeles to specialize in Anesthesiology and Chronic Interventional Pain Management through the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was mentored by some of the most renown figures in the field of Pain Medicine.

In the summer of 2018, he joined Coastal Pain Medical Group. He is dedicated to their mission of bringing the highest quality and compassionate pain services to their patients. He currently has medical and surgical privileges at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital and Tri-City Medical Center. He has a particular interest in treating neck, back, trunk, pelvis, shoulder, hip, and knee pain through various medical, interventional, and regenerative techniques.

Board Certified Anesthesiology Specialist

Patient Care Liaison: Jackie (760) 681-4330

PRACTICE SPECIALTIES

For many people, pain is a constant presence. It can make daily tasks difficult, or it can be entirely debilitating. The pain management doctors at Coastal Pain & Spinal Diagnostics specialize in managing and treating acute and chronic pain that has not responded to conventional treatments such as rest, medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Our patients are individuals who, along with their physicians, are seeking alternative, advanced treatment options for their unrelenting pain caused by injury, illness, or disease. Working together with you, we can help relieve or decrease your pain and assist your return to your daily activities.

Our specialties include:

We are committed to each of our patients – and the medical community – to be the best center for pain management in North County San Diego. Our accomplished team of physicians and specialists is devoted to providing you with the highest quality medical care. Treatment plans are designed to combat your pain – helping you return to the most functional and productive lifestyle possible.

Our collaborative, multidisciplinary approach reduces pain and restores function while focusing our care where it belongs – on you, the patient. When you need a pain management expert, turn to our experienced pain management doctors for quality, compassionate care.

ANKUSH K. BANSAL, M.D.

Dr. Ankush Bansal is a double board-certified Anesthesiologist and Interventional Pain Physician (through the American Board of Anesthesiology) that has devoted his career to understanding complex and difficult-to-treat painful conditions. He has helped numerous patients with incapacitating pain improve their quality of life and regain function. He is actively involved in ongoing clinical research and multiple national medical societies including American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, and North American Neuromodulation Society. He has published articles in peer-reviewed medical journals including the Pain Medicine Journal. He is continually striving to find new and effective ways to treat chronic pain.

Dr. Bansal completed his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan where he studied the impact of exercise, nutrition, and movement on the human body. He completed his Doctor of Medicine (MD) at the University of Michigan Medical School. After enduring a chronic painful neck injury, he moved to Los Angeles to specialize in Anesthesiology and Chronic Interventional Pain Management through the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) where he was mentored by some of the most renown figures in the field of Pain Medicine.

In the summer of 2018, he joined Coastal Pain Medical Group. He is dedicated to their mission of bringing the highest quality and compassionate pain services to their patients. He currently has medical and surgical privileges at Scripps Memorial Encinitas Hospital and Tri-City Medical Center. He has a particular interest in treating neck, back, trunk, pelvis, shoulder, hip, and knee pain through various medical, interventional, and regenerative techniques.

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist
Patient Care Liaison: Crystal (760) 547-6537

About The Doctor

Dr. Yogesh Patel has dedicated his life to the eradication of pain. Dr. Patel practices evidence based medicine and the multi-disciplinary approach to pain management, giving his patients the most options and the best care possible. He has helped many patients with difficult and advanced debilitating pain conditions. Dr. Patel is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Interventional Pain Medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Patel is admired by his colleagues and adored by his patients. Dr. Patel trained at UCSD, one of the highest rated interventional pain fellowship programs in the country. There he trained with pioneers in the field of Pain Medicine, and developed a strong interest in patient education and prevention. At UCSD, he received outstanding acknowledgement in excellent patient care.

Dr. Patel is the founder of MyPainTools, a chronic pain education and prevention program. He feels that knowledge is empowerment, and that educated patients have the best chance for a pain-free lifestyle. Along with MyPainTools and the Coastal Pain eClub, he is actively developing programs to bring support groups and community education opportunities to North County. Dr. Patel has also worked extensively with other physicians and has placed strong emphasis on developing a strong working relationship with referring physicians with the end result of providing excellent and timely patient care.

Dr. Patel is at the forefront in the advances in pain management. He has a strong interest in research as well as the development of new and innovated treatments and techniques in pain medicine. He is dedicated to Coastal Pain’s mission to bring the highest quality, and compassionate pain services to North County. In his free time Dr. Patel devotes his time to his family and outdoor activities.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Anthony A. Virella, M.D.

Board Certified Neurosurgeon/ Spine Surgeon

Dr. Virella is a Board-Certified, Fellowship trained Neurological Spine Surgeon with advanced training in the management of complex spinal disorders. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, (P&S) one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in the United States. He is a graduate of the UCLA Neurosurgery Residency Program under the direction of Neil A. Martin, M.D., F.A.C.S. He completed his complex spine in-folding resident fellowship at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation with Dr. Edward C. Benzel, M.D. Additional work included a second fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center with Larry T. Khoo, M.D. Dr. Virella is a nationally recognized specialist in the field who has authored numerous articles and lectured nationally and internationally in the field of complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Virella evaluates and treats patients with a variety of spinal and cerebral disorders including: Spinal Tumors, Herniated discs and nerve root impingement of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, Spinal instability resulting from degenerative spinal disease and trauma, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fusions. Minimally invasive spinal surgery.

He served as the Director of Neurological Surgery at the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California from April 2005 thru June 2007. He is currently in private practice in the Mission Viejo and welcomes new patients. Dr. Virella is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

John C. Austin, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. John Austin is a fellowship trained, board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in conservative and surgical treatment of shoulder, knee, and hip conditions.

Dr. Austin earned his medical degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and then went on to complete his orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Michigan Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.  He also completed a knee and shoulder arthroscopy fellowship at the Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center.

In 2006, Dr. Austin opened his private practice Northwest Orthopedic Surgery in Hillsboro, Oregon, and then worked at the University of New Mexico Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Sandover Regional Medical Center.  In 2014, he moved to Springfield, Massachusetts and opened his orthopedic surgery practice there before deciding to settle in San Diego with his family opening his Northwest Orthopedic Surgery practice in La Jolla in 2018.

At Northwest Orthopaedic Surgery, Dr. Austin combines 19 years of clinical experience and outstanding surgical skills with a personalized, holistic approach to patient care.  He communicates effectively with his patients in a language they can understand and spends quality time with each person to listen, learn and educate for a better patient experience.

Dr. Austin blends the latest technological advancements and surgical techniques along with a deep understanding of the timeless principles of anatomy and minimization of soft tissue trauma in order to achieve the best results possible.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Mark Schoemann, M.D.

Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon/ Hand Surgeon

Dr. Mark Schoemann earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, and then went on to complete his residency in general surgery at University of Rochester in New York and his plastic surgery residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.  He also completed a fellowship in Craniofacial & Pediatric Plastic Surgery from Emory – Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Dr. Schoemann has extensive experience working as a reconstructive surgeon and hand surgeon, and served as Medical Director at the Carilion Clinic Craniofacial Center at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Virginia.

In 2016, Dr. Schoemann moved to San Diego and opened his private practice in La Jolla where he split his time between reconstructive surgery/ pediatric surgery and ER Call at Scripps La Jolla, Scripps Encinitas and Scripps Green with his cosmetic surgery center.

Dr. Schoemann has always believed in giving back to the community and underprivileged communities around the globe, and moved to India for a year to take the position of Medical Director and Chief of Plastic Surgery for Operation Smile at the Guwahati Comprehensive Cleft Care Centre in Assam, India.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR

Anthony A. Virella, M.D.

Board Certified Neurosurgeon/ Spine Surgeon

Dr. Virella is a Board-Certified, Fellowship trained Neurological Spine Surgeon with advanced training in the management of complex spinal disorders. He attended medical school at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, (P&S) one of the oldest and most prestigious medical schools in the United States. He is a graduate of the UCLA Neurosurgery Residency Program under the direction of Neil A. Martin, M.D., F.A.C.S. He completed his complex spine in-folding resident fellowship at the world renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation with Dr. Edward C. Benzel, M.D. Additional work included a second fellowship in Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at the UCLA Comprehensive Spine Center with Larry T. Khoo, M.D. Dr. Virella is a nationally recognized specialist in the field who has authored numerous articles and lectured nationally and internationally in the field of complex and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Virella evaluates and treats patients with a variety of spinal and cerebral disorders including: Spinal Tumors, Herniated discs and nerve root impingement of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine, Spinal instability resulting from degenerative spinal disease and trauma, including cervical, thoracic, and lumbar fusions. Minimally invasive spinal surgery.

He served as the Director of Neurological Surgery at the Ventura County Medical Center in Ventura, California from April 2005 thru June 2007. He is currently in private practice in the Mission Viejo and welcomes new patients. Dr. Virella is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Practice Specialties:

Accident Recovery Center is a full service wellness clinic offering personalized, quality chiropractic care, physical therapy, rehabilitation, ultrasound, massage therapy, physiotherapy and x-rays. We specialize in personal and work injury rehabilitation, auto accidents, sports injuries and effective care for the whole family.

About The Doctor:

Reza, Shakeri, D.C.

Dr. Reza Shakeri has 20+ years of experience in diagnosis and treatment of patients.  He is a diplomate of the California Board of Chiropractic Examiners, the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners, and is licensed by the State of California as a Radiography X-ray Supervisor and Operator.  Dr. Shakeri received his Bachelor’s degree from University of Albany in Albandy, NY in 1998, and graduated from Life Chiropractic College West-West.

ABOUT THE DOCTOR:

Harish Hosalkar, M.D., FACS, FAAOS
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon (Adult & Pediatric)

Dr. Harish Hosalkar is a Board Certified orthopaedic surgeon in both the United States and India, and is licensed to practice medicine in the states of California, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Washington State, Florida, and in United Kingdom and India. He brings expertise in hip joint preservation and arthritis prevention surgery that has previously been unavailable in this entire region. He is an accomplished Orthopedic Surgeon who is also trained in traumatology and complex fracture care, hip and pelvis reconstruction, limb-lengthening and deformity correction, children’s orthopedic problems, tumor surgery, and neuro-muscular orthopedic surgery including management of traumatic brain injury, stroke and spasticity.

Dr. Hosalkar is currently the director of Center for Hip Preservation and Children’s Orthopedics, Inc in San Diego and also the founder and director of the Hosalkar Institute for Joint Preservation and Injury care. He is one of the founding members of the Center for Hip Preservation at Tri-City Medical Center and the Deformity Correction and Amputation Prevention Center. He is also part of the Neuro-restoration team at Scripps Encinitas hospital and is on faculty at AO North America for Trauma. Dr. Hosalkar is affiliated with the Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego & Chula Vista, Scripps Encinitas, Sharp Grossmont Hospital, Tri-City Medical Center, and Paradise Valley Hospital. He is also affiliated with several surgery centers in central and north San Diego.

Dr. Hosalkar has published extensively during his career and has an extensive list of peer reviewed publications, chapters, podium presentations, posters, instructional course lectures, specialty day meetings, and visiting professorships to his credit.

With almost 24 years of experience he has encountered numerous different clinical problems and has helped to impart that knowledge and experience by frequently lecturing and teaching medical students, residents, and practicing physicians in both the art and science of orthopedics and musculoskeletal health and rehabilitation. He has participated in administrative and leadership positions in health care at both the regional, national and international level.

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