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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (18)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Behzad Aalaei, Anesthesiologist, Pain Medicine is Excellent. Dr. Aalaei has been reviewed by 35 patients who have provided 18 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.8
Promptness 4.9
Courteous Staff 4.6
Accurate Diagnosis 4.8
Bedside Manner 4.7
Spends Time with Me 4.8
Follows Up After Visit 4.7

Specialties & Research

Dr. Behzad Aalaei, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 11 areas:
  • Back Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndromes
  • Facial Nerve Pain (Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Neuroma
  • Phantom Limb
  • Shingles (Herpes Zoster)
  • Tietze's Syndrome
  • Vertebroplasty (Kyphoplasty)

Education & Awards

Dr. Aalaei graduated from Ruprecht-Karls-Universitaet Heidelberg. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2012 - 2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2008 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Pain Medicine
On-Time Doctor Award (2009, 2014)


Dr. Aalaei has 4 hospital affiliations:

  • VHC and PHC 
  • 4321 Fir Street 


  • Farsi
  • English
  • German
  • Persian

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Additional Information
Dr. Behzad Aalaei MD is a male Anesthesiologist, has 17 years of experience and practices in Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pain Medicine.
Where does Dr. Behzad Aalaei practice?
Dr. Behzad Aalaei has 1 office location.
Dr. Behzad Aalaei practices Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pain Medicine near San Diego, CA.
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