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Chong-Hao Zhao, M.D.

Languages: Chinese - Mandarin, Chinese - Cantonese, English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Chong-hao Zhao, MD, PhD, DABMA, a renowned neurologist, acupuncturist, and headache and pain specialist from the Cleveland Clinic, has set up his practice in Burbank. Dr. Zhao practices both Western and Eastern medicine in reducing headaches and pain. He introduced an innovative headache relief method using a combination of complex intravenous infusion, spinal intervention, botulinum toxin injections, psychotherapy, biofeedback and acupuncture. This combo therapy detoxifies the chemicals acquired from overused medications, blocks the pain transmission from the irritated anatomical structures, and trains the brain that pain no longer exists; thereby providing long relief from headaches. Dr. Zhao has a special interest in treating intractable headaches for both adult and pediatric patients. In addition, he is an interventional pain specialist, treating acute and chronic pain. Patients can choose his Eastern medicine therapy, which combines acupuncture and herbal medicine to relieve headaches and pain. Dr. Zhao is one of the only few physicians in California who are board certified in medical acupuncture. He established an acupuncture service treating headache and pain at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Zhao receives subspecialty training in headache medicine and pain management from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, which is consistently ranked among the top five best hospitals nationwide by U.S.News and World Report magazine. He speaks nationally on the topics of headache and pain, and is a senior lecturer of orofacial pain at UCLA. Dr. Zhao is a member of the Providence Saint Joseph Medical Staff providing care in headache and pain management.
Education
Institution
Type
Guangzhou Medical College, China
Medical School
UCSF School Of Medicine, San Francisco, CA
Internship
Highland General Hospital, Oakland, CA
Internship
UCLA Geffen School Of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers, CA
Residency
The Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH
Fellowship
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Medicare
  • Motion Picture Health/Writers Guild
Clinical Interests
  • Acupuncture
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Migraine
 
420 Las Tunas Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 457-1638
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance