Nathan Perrizo, DO


Assistant Medical Director & Partner

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Dr. Perrizo’s unique and diverse background adds to the comprehensiveness of services provided at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants. His career as a physician in California has been augmented by specialized training in osteopathy. Following his internship, he entered the United States Navy and served as a Medical Officer on USS NASSAU in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

He ultimately advanced to Senior Medical Officer of USS CARTER HALL where he was the sole medical officer for hundreds of service members. He had the critical responsibility to coordinate with the Commanding Officer when a crew members’ health superseded the ship’s mission.

After completion of his military service, Dr. Perrizo completed a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at UCLA. He further specialized by taking a fellowship in Interventional Pain Management at UCLA, which included mentoring under internationally recognized experts in the field of pain management.

Dr. Perrizo is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and has subspecialty certification in Pain Medicine. He has special expertise in a variety of procedures including spinal cord stimulation, radiofrequency neurotomy, and fluoroscopically/ultrasound guided injections.

Dr. Perrizo is a wonderful teacher and has lectured in international forums. He spends time with patients educating them about their conditions and thoroughly discusses the various treatments that may be available for them. He also serves as a mentor for other physicians in cutting edge medical treatments and procedures. Dr. Perrizo further provides expert consulting to industry for expanded access to current treatments and guidance on the development of novel therapies.

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During this COVID-19 pandemic, our goal at Pacific Pain Medicine Consultants is to provide patient’s with quality pain management treatment while still optimizing the health and safety of our patients, providers, and staff.

We are providing telemedicine visits for new and established patients. Patients with severe pain that warrant more urgent treatment with injections will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will need to evaluate the patient’s age, medical comorbidities, and risk factors as well as potential symptoms of respiratory infection in making a determination. Elective pain procedures and injections are deferred at this time in order to minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus and to ration personal protect equipment so it may be available where it is most critically needed.