William H. Baumgartl, MD Pain Medicine Open Now

Dr. William H. Baumgartl, MD

Pain Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology
San Diego, CA 92123 (2 other locations)
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Patients’ Perspective

  • Trusted diagnosis
  • Good bedside manner
  • Takes time to answer questions

About William H. Baumgartl MD

Dr. William H. Baumgartl, MD is a health care provider primarily located in San Diego, CA, with other offices in La Mesa, CA and Chula Vista, CA. His specialties include Pain Medicine, Regenerative Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Anesthesiology.


  • Patients' Choice Award (2020)

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  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2020)

    Compassionate Doctor RecognitionCompassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

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Dr. William H. Baumgartl has 3 locations

Sage Pain & Wellness Institute - San Diego 5393 Ruffin Road, Suite 204 San Diego, CA 92123
Sage Pain & Wellness Institute - East County 5360 Jackson Drive, Suite 100 La Mesa, CA 91942
Sage Pain & Wellness Institute - South Bay 344 F Street, Suite 203 Chula Vista, CA 91910


Dr. William H. Baumgartl has the following 4 specialties

Specialty Expertise

Dr. William H. Baumgartl has the following 4 areas of expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Cancer Pain


University Of Florida College Of Medicine

Medical School

Addiction and Metabolic Medicine UCLA School of Medicine Training

Medical School

Anesthesiology University of Texas

Medical School

University of South Florida


Medical Acupuncture for Physicians UCSF Medical Center


Comprehensive and Interventional Pain Management UCSF Medical Center


Dr. William H. Baumgartl Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna HMO
  • Aexcel PPO
  • Anthem HMO Nevada
  • Anthem NV Choice PPO
  • Anthem NV Pathway PPO
  • Anthem PPO
  • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
  • Health Net CA PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • UHC Navigate HMO
  • UHC Options PPO

More about Dr. William H. Baumgartl

William H. Baumgartl, M.D., MSME, has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He is triple board-certified in the specialties of anesthesiology and pain medicine from the American Board of Anesthesiology and addiction medicine from the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He holds active medical licenses in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon. Currently, Dr. Baumgartl serves as the Director of Regenerative Medicine at Sage Pain and Wellness Institute in San Diego. He also leads the center's second opinion/consult program for advanced pain diagnosis and treatment.

Dr. Baumgartl completed his bachelor's degree and master's degree in engineering at Virginia Tech before he decided to attend medical school at the University of Florida. He then went on to complete a residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain management at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, California. Additionally, Dr. Baumgartl has received training in orthopedic surgery, acupuncture, hormone restoration, and functional metabolic medicine.

His unique background in engineering and medicine has made Dr. Baumgartl an out-of-the-box thinker when it comes to solutions for pain control. He previously spent 20 years working in the medical field in California, where he was known for his innovative problem-solving. He served as the Director of Interventional Pain Management at UC Davis and was an advanced instructor of interventional pain treatment techniques.

Dr. Baumgartl has led the charge in discovering many new treatments to manage pain, including using Botox and implantable pump and stimulator technology to solve pain problems. He's worked with Elan Pharmaceuticals to develop the protocol for Prialt, the newest implantable pump pain medication.

Additionally, Dr. Baumgartl has extensive experience in endocrine and pain pharmacology and the medical management of pain. He takes a holistic approach to caring for his patients. His goal is to help his patients feel better physically, mentally and emotionally by improving their physical pain, sleep, energy and overall well-being. He's been lauded by patients and others in the field for not being afraid to treat uncommon and unique patient problems.

Certifications and Licensure

  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Certified in Anesthesiology
  • American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Certified in Pain Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine
  • Certified in Addiction Medicine
  • California State Medical License
  • Nevada State Medical License
  • Washington State Medical License
  • Oregon State Medical License