Dr. Kartik Ananth MD
Double-Certified Neuropsychiatrist and Pain Management Specialist in Torrance, CA
Kartik Ananth MD, achieved board certifications in programs designated with the prestigious Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) designations. His previous residency certification in Psychiatry from Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College (Valhalla), makes him one of only 55 physicians in the US to hold double board certification in both Pain Management and Psychiatry.
Topnotch Education & Training
Dr. Ananth completed his residency training in Psychiatry from Westchester Medical Center at New York Medical College (Valhalla) and his Pain Management fellowship from the prestigious USC Keck School of Medicine, Department of Anesthesia, which provides a unique experience and sophisticated training in the evaluation and treatment of pain.
- Board Certified Psychiatry
- Board Certified Pain Management
- Member- American Society of International Pain Physicians (ASIPP)
- Member- American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM)
- Member- International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
- Member- American Psychiatric Association (APA)
Role of Psychiatry in Behavioral Medicine for Management of Chronic Pain
Mental health disorders, depression and anxiety are very common and are often associated with chronic pain disorders. A psychiatrist or a behavioral health specialist like Dr. Ananth, is extremely important in the overall management of someone who has chronic pain. There are not many physicians around who offer these combined services.
As a South Bay and Westside psychiatrist and pain specialist, Dr. Ananth provides comprehensive and individualized psychiatric care and pain treatment at the Pacific Pain and Wellness Group in an environment that is conducive to recovery and healing.
Benefits of Neuropsychiatric Care and Pain Management
Dr. Ananth’s psychiatric care and Pain Management modality is a crucial component of comprehensive treatment for chronic pain. Below are some of the benefits of psychiatric Pain Management:
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Positive psychological changes
- Positive behavioral changes
- Diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders
- Evaluation of psychiatric medication for pain
- Psychological Pain Management
- Supportive therapy
- New brain-based treatments
Emphasis on Multidisciplinary Approach to Neuropsychiatric Care and Pain Management
A very caring doctor with great bedside manner, Dr. Ananth’s multidisciplinary approach to psychiatric care and Pain Management allows him to work with various specialists such as anesthesiologists, oncologists, physiatrists, neurologists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, psychologists, acupuncturists, and others, in treating a wide spectrum of pain disorders.
The field of Pain Management is continually advancing and Dr. Ananth remains at the forefront of new treatments, new procedures and new Pain Management techniques to help patients control and minimize their pain. One of the cutting-edge procedures that Dr. Ananth uses is the transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), a non-invasive method of activating certain brain areas that are linked to pain relief.
Most people who suffer from chronic pain including chronic headache problems could benefit from the intervention of an experienced psychiatrist and Pain Management specialist, such as Dr. Ananth, considering that it’s rare to get someone with a background in psychiatry to actually participate in the care of somebody who has chronic pain.
Dr. Ananth is an active member of numerous prestigious medical organizations including: