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Our practice encourages virtual appointments in order to minimize person contact. We use Doxy, a telemedicine service compliant with HIPPA, GDPR, PHIPA/PIPEDA and HITECH. Doxy allows the doctor to speak with the patient over a secure/protected site. The service does not require any application download and can be used on any smartphone or computer with a video/microphone.

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About Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

Pacific Pain & Wellness Group cares as much about you as you do. From chronic pain management to mental wellness, we are here for you. Our compassionate team has extensive experience providing treatments and services that will enhance your life and help you feel better.

Why Choose Pacific Pain & Wellness Group

Most people dealing with chronic pain may not have the patience to look for the best doctor in the field. There are many practices to choose from in the South Bay area, however, not all practices are the same. Here is why we stand out against the competition.

We are experts in our field

Although there are several pain management practices in Southern California, our clinic has one of the leading experts in the field of pain management. Dr. Ananth is double-board certified in Pain Management and Psychiatry.

We Specialize in Mental Health and Pain Management

There are many capable doctors out there that can help you diagnose and treat many illnesses. However, our practice is primarily focused on pain and wellness. Every single day we see several patients that are living with pain. Therefore, we understand pain management because it is what we practice on a daily basis.

We Care

Dealing with pain can take a toll on a person's mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Most large hospitals cannot offer the support and care that we can. And because we deal with patients who are under so much stress, our approach is sensitive to your situation. Every patient is treated with the respect and care that each individual needs. We will continue to work with you until we can diagnose the underlying issues.

Our Specialized Services

Pacific Pain and Wellness Group practices multidisciplinary medicine with several top-notch doctors that specialize in pain and wellness medicine. Our core services include:

Our Facility

The Pacific Pain & Wellness Group facility prides itself in its advanced equipment and modern technology that are consistently updated for the most efficient and effective pain management, psychiatric, and regenerative medicine treatments. This includes not only advanced diagnostic facilities and fully-equipped examination rooms but also an on-site surgery center.

The Pacific West Surgery Center is AAAASF certified outpatient center that offers the latest treatments for psychiatric conditions and chronic pain. Our experienced pain management and psychiatric specialists implement state-of-the-art techniques and utilize high-quality equipment to ensure safe, quality care for all patients.

We are in-network with many major health insurance providers. Not only will you get the best quality care with Pacific Pain and Wellness, but a peace of mind for a lower cost. Don`t see your insurance listed? Contact us now at 310-437-7399 to see if we take your insurance provider.

Meet Dr. Kartik Ananth, MD, MBA

Pain Management Physician & Psychiatrist

Kartik Ananth, MD, is one of an elite group of physicians within the United States who is double board certified in both Psychiatry and Pain Management. Dr. Ananth completed his Pain Management fellowship at the University of Southern California and achieved board certification in Pain Management from the prestigious Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, along with his certification in Psychiatry from Westchester Medical Center. Dr. Ananth continues to improve both the field of pain management and psychiatry by staying abreast of the latest research with his memberships to numerous professional organizations, like the American Society of International Pain Physicians, the American Academy of Pain Medicine, the International Association for the Study of Pain, and the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Ananth is the Founder and Medical Director of Pacific Pain & Wellness Group emphasizing the art of listening to patients and providing the highest quality of compassionate multidisciplinary specialty care. He has been in private practice for over five years, providing cutting edge pharmacological, procedural, and regenerative treatment for both pain management and psychiatric conditions. Dr. Ananth’s multidisciplinary approach to psychiatric care and Pain Management allows him to work with various physicians to develop a team approach to treat patients.
Along with his work as a physician, Dr. Ananth is a speaker and consultant for a variety of Pharmaceutical and Medical device companies and a long, ardent supporter of health care transformation. Dr. Ananth has been actively working and advising in the field of Tele-medicine, concentrating on the development of supportive technologies to deliver high quality, cost effective care. He is an exemplary medical, entrepreneurial, and corporate focused professional with over 10 years of consultative promotional success. As a highly dynamic, forward-thinking leader, he is well respected by the medical community, upper management, and peers.

Meet Your Providers

When you are dealing with chronic pain, you can feel helpless and not know what to do. Fortunately, our highly rated doctors have helped many patients find comfort and support during their darkest hours. You do not have to manage your pain alone, contact us if you or someone you know is struggling with mental illness or consistent pain. Our group will assess your symptoms, diagnose the problem, and develop a management plan tailored for your specific ailment.

Josefina Reyes Sanchez

Josefina R. Sanchez is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with a Doctorate in Nursing Practice. Her specialties include assessing and treating anxiety, depression, mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), and acute psychotic disorders, among many other conditions.

Josefina obtained her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Brandman University in 2021. With over 15 years of experience as a registered nurse and licensed clinical social worker, she has provided exceptional patient care by employing techniques to help patients overcome personal obstacles and achieve mental and physical healing.

Josefina is passionate in providing quality, compassionate, and comprehensive mental health services. Her style combines a traditional method with a holistic approach to meet the diverse needs of patients. Josefina believes in living a healthy lifestyle, utilizes mindful meditation, and strives to create personalized care plans that fit every patient’s specific needs.

Sumera Chaggan, PA-C

Sumera Chaggan is a nationally certified Physician Assistant specializing in Physical Medicine and Rehab/Pain Medicine. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Policy with a minor in Psychology and Social Behavior from the University of California, Irvine. She then earned her second Bachelors in Health Sciences and Masters in Physician Assistant Studies at Tour College of Health Sciences in New York, NY. She is certified by the National Commission for Certification of Physician Assistants and is a current member of the Pacific Spine and Pain Society and the American Academy of Physician Assistant.

With over 4 years of experience in Pain Medicine, Sumera helps patients manage chronic pain that affects daily activities by giving them control over their pain and reducing their reliance on medications through collaborative, multidisciplinary, and interventional pain management approaches. She examines patients to determine the cause of their discomfort and develops a treatment plan to minimize the effects of pain and allow the patients to resume as much regular activity as possible. She also educates patients on how to make adjustments to their lifestyles so that they are less affected by their pain.

In her spare time, Sumera enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outdoors with her family. She also loves to work out at Orangetheory Fitness. She is conversant in Urdu and Hindi.

Veronica Arres, NP

Veronica Arres is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) with diverse experience in assessing and treating depression, anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, ADHD, trauma, psychotic disorders, and more.

Veronica obtained her Master’s in Science in Nursing from Walden University, Minneapolis, MN in 2020. During her years as a registered nurse, she worked with various mental health conditions including anxiety, mood disorders, eating disorders, geriatric conditions, trauma, and acute psychiatric conditions.

As a nurse practitioner, she believes that every individual is unique and thus provides a holistic treatment that supports her patients’ emotional and physical well-being. Veronica emphasizes evidence-based practice interventions and patient-centered care in her clinical practice.

Outside of the practice, Veronica loves staying healthy and active with Pilates, hiking, meditation, and being outdoors. She also enjoys comedy and traveling to new places.

Madonna Catalasan, RN

Madonna Catalasan is a board-certified Registered Nurse who has provided a high standard of care for our patients here at Pacific Pain & Wellness Group since 2016. Madonna was born and raised in the Philippines where she attended Wesleyan University and received her with Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994. Madonna then began her nursing career in the United States in 1998 after immigrating from the Philippines. Madonna plays a vital role in our procedures here at PPWG as she monitors vitals, administers medication, and provides comfort to patients that come through our surgery center.

In addition to her time here at our practice, Madonna also works at Centinela Hospital Medical Center as a Charge Nurse in the Definitive Observation Unit. During her 23 years of nursing experience, Madonna has also practiced in the Medical-Surgical Orthopedic Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, and Neurological Intensive Care Unit. As an experienced nurse, she prides herself in her compassion, patience, and continued patient satisfaction.

Madonna’s care and compassion are not limited to just her patients. Madonna is a mother of two children that she shares with her husband of 23 years. When Madonna isn’t caring for patients, you can find her dancing in a Zumba class, cooking delicious Filipino food, or spending time with her family.

Dr. Mohan Nair

A fellowship-trained psychiatrist, Dr Nair specializes in Eastern and Western meditative, mindfulness, mind, body and conflict resolution strategies. He was trained at the UC Irvine and Harvard University, through the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital- which is ranked number one in the US for hospital and residency training program in psychiatry by US News & World Report 2014. Dr Mohan Nair provides consultations for complex cases in Neuropsychiatry, Pain Medicine Psychopharmacology, PTSD and Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Gelareh Solomon

Los Angeles native, Dr. Gelareh Solomon, provides excellent service in helping people fulfill the highest living quality. She is a licensed psychologist, customizing therapy sessions to the exact needs of every patient suffering from a variety of psychological conditions. She offers therapies for individuals, couples, families, and groups.

Dr. Solomon also caters to a wide range of Psychological Conditions – both mental and emotional, as well as common issues that people experience on a daily basis. Her multicultural ethnic background also gives her the natural ability to treat patients suffering from cross-cultural challenges.

Dr. Solomon obtained her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA. She is licensed as a psychologist in the state of California.

Dr. Solomon obtained extensive training in treating a wide range of emotional and psychiatric conditions in a variety of settings. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the CGI Counseling Center, where she worked with a diverse population. Dr. Solomon also worked with adolescents at the high school level and with students at UCLA. She completed her post-doctoral fellowship at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Counseling Center. She presented lectures at UCLA on a variety of topics, including anxiety disorders. She made presentations to local retirement homes, interns, and community groups. In addition, she managed clinical patient issues.

In addition to her practice, Dr. Solomon also provides assessments and evaluations. She offers ADD testing for adults and children, 11 years old and up.

Annie Nardella

Annie Nardella is a licensed marriage and family therapist. With over 11 years of therapeutic experience, she has worked in many non-profit sectors as well as youth programs.

Annie has dealt with treatments from ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety as well as family therapy and coordination of exit planning. She has gained experience in providing trauma based treatments, including PTSD and other related diagnosis.

Our Services

Read below to explore our full range of chronic pain solutions and mental health treatments so you can start feeling like yourself again. Give us a call at (310) 437-7399 so we can start you on the path to healing. Our patients are like family, and we look forward to welcoming you to our Torrance, Los Angeles office very soon!

We Are Here for You Every Step of the Way

There’s nothing better than getting your life back after suffering with chronic pain or an unmanaged mental health disorder. Your whole self can be affected in mind, body, and spirit. We want better for you.

Our holistic approach offers you a full spectrum of treatment solutions to fit your unique needs. At Pacific Pain & Wellness Group, we care as much about you as you do. Give us a call today at (310) 437-7399 so we can help you have the quality of life that you deserve.