Ali Hafezi MD | Pain Medicine Physician | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Ali Hafezi

Ali Hafezi MD


Pain Medicine
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4.3 / 5 (based on 607 Reviews) View 98 Comments

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Dr. Hafezi, pain management and rehabilitation physician, chose to go into his area of medicine so he could make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients. Dr. Hafezi says the natural complement between physician medicine and pain management lets him establish treatment plans “not just to address patient symptoms, but to help them be more active, independent and productive. I like it when I can help my patients have a better quality of life,” he explains.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Pain Medicine


  • Persian (Farsi)



New York University Medical Center (New York City)


LAC + USC Medical Center Rush-Presbyterain-St Lukes Medical Center (Illinois)

Medical Education

Chicago Medical School (Illinois)

Board Certifications

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (General Cert)

Pain Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert)


Patient Reviews

November 17, 2021
the one reception when i arrived was rude regarding wearing a mask, including the way she spoke to the lady next to me. Dr Hafezi for second time was rushing me and didnt respond to my request. i aske if he could change my prescription renewal date a couple days early as i am going on vacation and his response was "it is already sent" even though i was stating my wishes while he was processing the prescription, yes im aware it is an opioid for pain, however i was not asking for week in advance just two days, and he blew me off like i did not matter!!!
November 15, 2021
I just like my doctor's office. very much because he listens to me and he helps me with my pain. He is a very good doctor. Thank you.
November 15, 2021
Treated with warmth and professionalism
November 08, 2021
My appt was at 10am. Called in at 10:20. Didn't get seen until 10:50. The line at the parking checkout line has been out of control. Takes too long to exit people are paying at the exit causing to much much.while others already have their tickets validated. .
October 11, 2021
The kindness and the efficiency of the staff, but the doctor is just wonderful, and they did call me back right away for an appointment. Just a great great doctor, and office help.
October 06, 2021
The Doctor and the staff were good and I felt I was in good hands!
October 06, 2021
He didn't have too knowledge about my particular problem
October 01, 2021
Very friendly and explains exactly what he was going to do I would highly recommend Dr. Hafezi
September 28, 2021
Honestly, I went in with a negative attitude. I was pretty sure he wasn't going to be able to help me and was going to refer me to physical therapy. Not so, he listened carefully to my problem and asked a lot of questions to determine where the pain is coming from. He offered me a solution that no one else has. I would definitely recommend Dr. Hafezi.
September 22, 2021
Yes, everybody was friendly the receptionist they all knew what they were doing.
September 20, 2021
Dr Hafezi and staff are excellent, kind and respectful. They are very professional and they make you feel comfortable. They listen to what you have to say. Highly recommend to others
September 20, 2021
I was happy very happy with my service. I was very happy with the doctor. I was extremely happy with the doctor. Thank you.
September 20, 2021
Dr. Hafezi, is always very professional. He truly cares about his patients.
September 20, 2021
Very courteous, listened and answer all questions thoroughly , and very professional. Thank you!!
September 15, 2021
Exceptional service.
September 14, 2021
very good experience for this first time patient
September 07, 2021
Dr. Hafezi is one of the best doctors I've had. So kind and considerate and he understands patients' needs - at least my needs - and I'm very happy to have Dr. Hafezi is my doctor.
September 02, 2021
I felt very disrespected. He kept interrupting me and questioned everything I said. I know it is his job to inform me about his responsibilities as a doctor and provider of pain killer medication, but he made feel like a criminal. It was my first appointment with this doctor, my wife was with me and we both felt uncomfortable with his tone. My wife also felt like he wasn't treating me in a fair maner. I'll come back because I have to. I will give him a second chance, but I'm not sure I will stay with this doctor.
September 01, 2021
I always feel comfortable when I go see Dr. Hafezi. He makes sure that he has me on the best pain management program for me. Dr. Hafezi is also very easy to talk to about anything that's on my mind. Thank you Dr. Hafezi.
August 30, 2021
Office visit was great. Parking lot situation continues to be a nightmare. I don't mind having to pay to park but PIH needs to provide assistance at the gate to help people that need it (older folks and people whom English is not their primary language). Even though the paid parking has been going for a while, getting in and out of the lot through those gates can take quite a while because people can understand what to do, where to pay and how to pay. I know there is plenty of signage but for the sake of people who do know what to do, you need an attendant at the gate to help people who can't figure it out or can't understand the process. It is really bad when you have hospital and medical office personnel involved at change of shift. I sat in line for 35 minutes the day of my appointment, trying to get out.
August 30, 2021
I am changing my pain management doctor
August 30, 2021
I was happy with the plan of care.
August 26, 2021
August 23, 2021
The staff was amazing ?? the Doctor was able to see me on short notice because I'm a truck driver and in pain Thank You PIH God Bless You
August 17, 2021
Everyone at pih is extremely so caring all pay great attention to your needs and make sure your completely at ease love it here ??
August 09, 2021
Everyone is very helpful and nice.
August 05, 2021
The doctor never touch the part of my back where the pain was. He just checked my reflexes. I don't know how he could tell what, how much pain I'm in without actually touching it, that was my biggest complaint.
August 04, 2021
Wait time to see the doctor is to long.
August 02, 2021
I went to a pain doctor and no one asked me my level of pain, or to describe my pain. Or give me alternatives to relieve my pain.
August 02, 2021
This is the first time I visited Dr. Hafezi. I was seen by him for a very short time as he was able to pinpoint my area of complaint right away after an xray was taken. I like that he welcomed me to come back any time I need advice or medications. The staff was pretty efficient, polite and friendly. When the office administrators relate to the patients in an accommodating way, it helps assuage the fear that comes with doctors' visits.
August 02, 2021
Dr was very professional and attentive to my needs.
July 30, 2021
The staff and nurses were all top notch. I feel the doctors could do better and introducing themselves such as who's the anesthesiologist and who is the doctor that's going to be doing the procedure. That's about it. Thank you.
July 28, 2021
The staff and Dr were excellent, professional, understanding, knowledgeable
July 27, 2021
I've only met with this doctor for a consultation so it's kind of unfair to both of us to have to rate him so soon.
July 26, 2021
I wish the appointment would have been six weeks earlier, but I took what you had open.
July 22, 2021
Doctor is very knowledgeable, kind, listens to your issues and sympathize to your pain. I would recommend this particular doctor to EVERYONE
July 21, 2021
Cordial & respectful & informative.
July 19, 2021
I waited 45 minutes it in the consultation room for the doctor to get there and that's uncalled for.
July 14, 2021
All staff are very professional and welcoming. Dr. Hafezi always explains information clearly and makes sure patients have a complete understanding of medical conditions and plans for follow up recommendations.
June 15, 2021
Since this was my first visit I was very happy with everyone and will get to know my doctor here better as I continue to see him.
June 10, 2021
Great bed side manner. Cared about me.
June 08, 2021
Everything was good. They just lowered my medications and told me that those medications are addictive, but I trust that it will be fine for me. Have a good day.
June 01, 2021
I was very pleased with my experience with the Doctor& Staff.
May 27, 2021
The office staff was very polite and helpful and Dr. Hafezi explained everything clearly to me. He let me know exactly what he was going to do and he gave me my results within minutes which I really liked. I would definitely recommend this office to family and friends.
May 26, 2021
I thought the doctor did a great job it my first experience with him. He explain everything thoroughly he was very pleasant and I wouldn't mind seeing him again in the future or any other time. Thank you.
May 25, 2021
I met the good doctor there for the first time. What we look for is someone that we feel we can trust. I absolutely trust this doctor. A++
May 13, 2021
His is a good doctor but, he is ... very serious one like ... he doesn't even say hi or hello to the patient when I was in the surgery well he might be stressed, but ... this is like very serious. That's all, okay. Thank you.
May 10, 2021
I was very happy with my recent visit to Dr. Hafezi's office. He listened to my questions and concerns and I felt more comfortable about my health concerns after my appointment.
May 05, 2021
Dr. Hafezi and his staff are very pleasant and professional. Pain can be very difficult to endure and sometimes hard to explain as it comes and goes. Dr. H listens to me and I feel confident in his care. Thank you Dr. Hafezi
April 28, 2021
Less wait time over an hour wait
April 28, 2021
Good experience always
April 26, 2021
My doctor made me feel he really wants to help me solve my problems.
April 20, 2021
Doctor entered the room prepared. He had obviously read my history and asked all the right questions.
April 19, 2021
Hi, I thought Dr. Hafezi, he took his time, he was very thorough and he had a suggestion that might help in the near future. So I was very pleased. Thank you.
April 12, 2021
I felt a little rushed but then I blame myself as I have a hearing problem and need extra time - my daughter helped me out.
April 09, 2021
Thank you for your concern which my doctor treats me and his staff, but I trust my doctor very much with my life. He's being taken care of me for a couple of years. So I do trust them and their staffs really treat me with respect and courtesy.
April 07, 2021
Many Doctors inherently are arrogant. Doc. Hafezi appears to part of that group. They know everything and we know nothing. They often seem uninterested in what we ask, answering questions while standing at the door trying to get out. This was what I experienced yesterday. I arrived 15 minutes early as instructed , did not fill out any forms and sat for more than 40 minutes waiting to be called. The Doc. , at one point, cut me off and said he had to leave all while standing at the door.
April 06, 2021
I did not visit Dr. Hafezi on this appointment. He called. I'm recovering from back surgery and cancer surgery on my back and I didn't want to go into the office again. So my son called know Dr. Hafezi for a long time and I get along with him just fight. Thank you.
April 06, 2021
I liked the doctor, but think he was overbooked. I got to the office 15 min. early, but didn't get to see the doctor till an hour later.
April 01, 2021
Everybody was very friendly and very professional.
March 25, 2021
Dr. Hafezi was very very thorough. I appreciate his help. He's been there for me and I I'm very happy with his. with his diagnostics and he's just a good guy.
March 24, 2021
Appointment was at 3:30, arrived early and was not seen on time. The Doctor was running behind. Understandable, but staff should have notified me of delay.
March 24, 2021
Staff made me feel comfortable. Thank you
March 22, 2021
They have always been great. Quick and thorough as well.
March 18, 2021
Dr Hafezi makes you feel important, that he is honestly interested in your plight and that he wants to help.
March 17, 2021
Everyone was very nice and attentive thank you
March 09, 2021
My appointment went rather quickly, I didn't have to wait too much time there and the staff from the, from the reception desks to the ones taking my vitals signs, to the doctor Hafezi. Everybody was really professional and knew what they were doing and gave me a good kind atmosphere where I felt comfortable and the whole experience was great.
March 09, 2021
My visits to PIH are always a great experience.staff and Doctor the best
March 08, 2021
Excellent service
March 03, 2021
Very satisfied as always with the attention and professionalism of you, thank you very much for everything
March 02, 2021
Everyone I. The office is very nice
March 01, 2021
Been with this office over 30 yeses. Professional and kind. Always. Keep up the good work !
February 25, 2021
Very comfortable
February 25, 2021
Dr Hafezi is super kind and informative. He makes me feel comfortable and helps me to understand my conditions in a positive manner.
February 24, 2021
I really thank the doctor and the nurses there because they were very very nice. And I did get my my physical done right. And now I know what's really wrong with me and he is going to be taking care of me and I really appreciate them.
February 23, 2021
Dr.Hafezi is an excellent physician. I've been seeing him about 2 years maybe a little more. He is definitely a Pearl physician I have nothing but respect and for him if you need all your doctors should be as it says. Have the bed side manner don't speak as he does.
February 10, 2021
Hi, Dr.Hafezi He was very nice. Very personable. Very easy to talk to explained everything,made me feel very comfortable. And that's it. Thank you.
January 28, 2021
2nd visit with this doctor and he scheduled another. Appreciate the follow up
January 27, 2021
Dr. Hafezi and his staff. Very courteous, prompt.
January 27, 2021
This doctor is very very professional .. He gyrations listener. My son drowns syndrome and Doctor show respects and talks directly to him.
January 20, 2021
January 19, 2021
Pain specialists should have more resources with pain management.
January 19, 2021
Dr. Hafezi clearly discussed alternatives with me before we decided on a course of treatment.
January 14, 2021
Dr listens to my issues regarding pain. I have had 3 visits & each time he has had me try 3 different methods of relief. At our next appointment he is already thinking of another treatment for pain if this one doesn't work. Encouraging!
January 13, 2021
Everything was made clear to me
January 11, 2021
Exceptionally good experience very professionally treated.
January 11, 2021
He told me i needed to live with the problem. WOW!!!!!
January 07, 2021
I really enjoyed talking with Dr Hafezi. He explained the results of prior tests so could understand their meaning better.
January 04, 2021
Everything is great
December 22, 2020
Very knowledgeable
December 18, 2020
December 16, 2020
If you are in pain, do not see this doctor. If you have questions, this is the right doctor.
December 11, 2020
Everyone on staff were awesome warm and welcoming.
December 09, 2020
He is a good doctor
December 09, 2020
If they needed this type of doctor, he would be very good.
December 08, 2020
This doctor is very nice
December 07, 2020
Very knowledgeable
December 07, 2020
He talked to me more about other health issues her saw on file about me instead of what I went in for.
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