Hooman Rastegar MD | Pain Medicine Physician | Downey, CA | Whittier, CA | PIH Health
Hooman Rastegar

Hooman Rastegar MD


Pain Medicine
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4.8 / 5 (based on 533 Reviews) View 133 Comments
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Dr. Hooman Rastegar specializes in pain medicine at PIH Health. He chose to go into medicine because he wanted to help people and work in a field that gave him a sense of purpose. “Maintaining a good quality of life is very important to me,” he explains. “I like to use my skills to improve people’s quality of life by helping them control their pain.” Dr. Rastegar enjoys spending time with his wife and two children playing outdoors or enjoying movies together.

Office Information

Hospital/Group Affiliation

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





  • Pain Medicine

Additional Languages

  • Farsi


Medical School

Shiraz University of Medical Science


UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (Newark)


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Patient Reviews

September 14, 2022
Great doctor. Thank you.
September 12, 2022
Over well, everything was awesome. I feel that Dr. Rastegar is 100% great. He's an excellent doctor and I highly recommend him to any of my members or anybody, any friend. He's understanding, he's very conscientious of what he tells you, he explains things well. He's excellent, that's all I have to say. Thank you.
September 09, 2022
Best doctor ever!!!!
September 07, 2022
This is (PHI removed) and I truly, truly love Dr. Rastegar actually wish he was my primary main doctor but he's not, I go to (name removed), and she can use a little bedside manner lessons, but he was fantastic. He's always been fantastic and I'll continue to go to him as long as necessary. The staff there is always courteous, the nurses are excellent. And I recommend him all the time. When I can whomever wants to know.
September 01, 2022
The staff was so kind from the time I walked in, till I was wheeled out to the car. Very happy with how I was treated by everyone at the hospital. Very kind, respectful, and all made it a point to interact with me.
August 31, 2022
I'm pleased,
August 30, 2022
Everyone helpful and knowledgeable. Very attentive and thoughtful
August 30, 2022
Staff and doctor we're knowledgeable and courteous. The only issue I had with the offices that you have to wait 30 minutes on the phone, for someone to answer it to make an appointment or to discuss anything with him. Thank you. I'm not done.
August 19, 2022
The office staff, medical assistant was super friendly. Mainly calming. Made the experience go by with excellent service. She did a really good job and making me feel comfortable being that I was already nervous about the situation and I would recommend her highly.
August 18, 2022
Was all ?
August 17, 2022
I ... appreciative that he carefully was reviewing my previous contacts with pain management, and that ... well, I had my caregiver with me, and she was able to ask, and get good answers to her questions, and luckily, her mind was there, cause I don't always process all the information that well, but both of us thought it was a very good experience, and we thank you, and good day.
August 08, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is truly a unique and caring physician. He is kind, attentive, remembers our previous discussions. He provides true medical "Care". Thank you Dr. Rastegar
August 08, 2022
Always take care of me well
August 01, 2022
I was very comfortable and happy with the doctor and the staff.
August 01, 2022
This doctor is excellent. He answered every single question I had in an
July 18, 2022
Hello Dr.Rastegar, is my favorite doctor from the whole PIH family and honestly, that is the, he is the reason why I still keep PIH as my insurance, I will continue going to him. He is humble professional and most of all very compassionate and caring. Thank you.
July 13, 2022
I was very happy with everything I was exposed to, everybody was very courteous and I'm very pleased with everything.
July 08, 2022
the time of 30 minutes is very short sided. I spent 30 minutes waiting for the physician. a more realistic time would be one hour. and when your cash machine does not work for paying I do not appreciate staff telling me I need to get a credit card to pay for parking. fix the machine.
July 05, 2022
Was not happy with the greeter at same day surgery.
June 24, 2022
The wait time to try to make a phone call into the doctor's office is ridiculous. Almost an hour to return a phone call. Also post procedure, there was no follow up on behalf of your office. I've never had a medical procedure where I've not been contacted by the office within 24 hours to see how I was doing.
June 20, 2022
I left the office feeling like he really wanted to help me, and that was important to me because I was in a lot of pain and he made me feel like he was going to help me and he was...I was encouraged by that. Made me feel...made me feel good when I left the office. Like, a lot of doctors don't even care anymore. Thank you, bye.
June 15, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is a really great doctor. He is very courteous, professional, and compassionate in all the care he provided for me. I thank God he gave his time to listen to me and help me on my journey toward back pain relief.
June 14, 2022
Doctor & Nurses 1st Class All Respectful & knew how to reduce anxiety with Humor. Love them all.
June 13, 2022
Doctor Hooman Rastegar is a great Doctor. He listens to me when I have questions he is respectful, polite and very professional. Also (names removed) Doctor Rastegar Nurses are very good. They are excellent.
June 09, 2022
Very good doctor, very professional and he explained to me what the orthopedist did not explain very well and of course they attended me on time.
June 08, 2022
The service doctor & staff wer excellent ?
June 03, 2022
I was on the phone for 25 minutes and nobody answered, I just wanted to ask a question.
June 02, 2022
Dr Rastegar very friendly and professional
June 01, 2022
Kind and compassionate doctor and staff
May 31, 2022
Every one of my visits to Dr Rastegar have been treated with exceptional professionalism and outstanding care. I would highly recommend this physician, his staff and the facility to all my family and friends. I have a very high regard for dr Rastegar and the care he continues to provide for me.
May 27, 2022
It was a pleasant visit. I will be returning.
May 25, 2022
I felt like my office visit was hurried
May 25, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is one of the greatest doctors I know! I really like him!
May 23, 2022
Hi, I'd like to say that this doctor is fabulous. He's treated me and my daughter with great respect and I was in quite a bit of pain and he was more he was nice to me and directed me to the correct. You know, where I was supposed to go, what I was supposed to do and I really don't feel this gentleman need any more help. He is fabulous. He knows exactly what he's doing. Thank you.
May 18, 2022
Dr.Rastegar is the kindest doctor, listens to you and truly cares how you feel, he always makes me feel better! And (name removed) his nurse is great!
May 16, 2022
Hey, I like the office the way they work. They were all together and took care of you very well and spoke very good in a manner you could understand, and with the doctor I love my doctor, I think he's the greatest. Every time I see him ,he has recommended me to someone or be taking care of me. I wouldn't, I will always recommend him and his office girls to someone I think their personalities was there great.
May 16, 2022
May 12, 2022
Excellent work and very friendly nurses. I want to give 10 out of 10 to them and to all who took care of me. Thanks
May 10, 2022
Same day surgery nurse (name removed) and all staff were exceptionally kind and gracious. Don't have the surgery teams names but they were all gracious as well and my Dr. Rastegar! Thanks to all and God bless you as you serve others! (PHI removed)
May 09, 2022
I love the service of the Hospital and doctors and all their staff for many years have taken care of my family and will continue to come
May 06, 2022
I was so happy with my experience. A 10 and more
May 05, 2022
May 03, 2022
It was fine
May 03, 2022
every one from the person greeting me at the to the receptionist to the nursing staff were very courtiest and helpful
May 03, 2022
Nursing crew excepitionly Polite and caring
May 02, 2022
Dr. Rastegar and his staff were excellent, they listen, they're compassionate... they were wonderful. That's it.
May 02, 2022
I trust Dr. Rastagar with my life. He injects steroids into my spine three times a year... Cervical and Lumbar... I am totally confident in his care. (PHI removed)
May 02, 2022
I respect Dr. Rastegar. He is friendly and easy to talk to.
May 02, 2022
Dr. Rastegar, he's very caring physician. He cares deeply about his patient. I have been seeing Dr. Rastegar for 2 years and I trust him with my life and I trust him completely and I see that he is very caring person. I definitely recommend Dr. Rastegar, and I already referred a few of my friends that they have been issued to Dr. - Dr. Rastegar, because I know he can help them the way he is helping me and I truly appreciate Dr. Rastegar. He is one of the best doctor I ever seen. Thank you for that.
April 28, 2022
Everybody in the office is nice and respectful
April 26, 2022
Great nurse care ! Thank You.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Rastegar was very attentive to my issues and explain things to me. In a very proper an orderly way. I really appreciate his assistance and his knowledge.
April 25, 2022
Dr. Rastegar's nurse (name removed) is always so kind and courtesy of our feelings. And is always happy. Thank you (name removed)
April 22, 2022
This is (PHI removed) and I've been a patient there at PIH for 30 some years. And all I can give (INAUDIBLE) most congratulatory that they do everything very well. God bless.
April 18, 2022
Dr. Rastegar and his staff are top notch. Friendly and efficient. What else do you need?
April 15, 2022
Truly, I am very happy because the doctor took very good care of me. He gave me a medication that immediately took away my pain, and I would for him to take care of more people from my family, and he will help them.
April 14, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is a very understanding and compassionate doctor. He takes the time to listen, he's very attentive and addresses all my concerns, as I grow older this is something I don't take for granted.
April 14, 2022
The wait time to actually see the doctor was almost 2 months and that is way to long.
April 14, 2022
Dr Rastegar is a very good doctor with a great personality and serious when needed!
April 14, 2022
Very humane in his treatment, at all times he was interested in helping me and prescribing the medication that best suited my needs.
April 11, 2022
Dr. Rastegar was able to pinpoint exactly what has been bothering me for over 50 years. And he went down my spine X-rays, and told me what was wrong. I, I really appreciated that and I can't say enough to thank him for his services.
April 11, 2022
Excellent service from all Thank Tou
April 06, 2022
April 04, 2022
a most resectful and competent experience and outcome
March 30, 2022
Excellent service from the receptionists and very good work from Dr. Thank you.
March 28, 2022
I was very happy with Dr. Rastegar MD It was my first appt with the Doctor and I was very pleased how he listened to my concerns regarding my lower back, I have been dealing with my right sciatic pain for over a year. Hopefully the doctor will help me get back to my normal activities. With much appreciation, (PHI removed)
March 24, 2022
My doctor.. Dr. Rastegar is friendly, compassionate and extremely helpful in giving me a full life with this dreaded disease of arthritis. He has been the only one to be pro-active with a combination of injection and medication and this has brought me to a place of nearly normal!
March 22, 2022
Dr Rastegar is by far, the kindest physician I have encountered. He is also an amazing, caring clinician.
March 21, 2022
Dr. Rastegar was one of the best doctors I had in years who patiently listens and explains in detail the results of my MRI showing the condition of my bones, nerves and the issue of my ailment. Dr. clearly explained what the plan of treatment would be in steps and ensures that I had comprehended all aspects of the current and future treatments. I was very impressed with his genuine professionalism, concern for my well being and his expertise. In Dr. Rastegar we trust. Thank you very much. The only negative issue was I had to wait over 6 weeks to obtain the earliest appointment while being in pain, as I chose Dr. Rastegar from recommendations over the other available pain mgt. physician and it was well worth the wait. Just being honest here.
March 10, 2022
Good Doctor
March 09, 2022
Dr. Rastegar cares more about his patients and puts forth the extra effort. And you can tell he's sincerely, and I do mean sincerely cares about you. I'm so lucky that I have him. Thank you.
March 08, 2022
So kind always listens to your concerns! Awesome doctor, and always makes me better! I recommend him to everyone!!!!
March 07, 2022
It went very well.
March 02, 2022
After visit I am satisfied wit the evaluation and am moving ahead with treatment recommended I had trouble keeping up with the information given in a quick manner, but think I have figured it out.
March 01, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is my pain management doctor, who, as I was referred to, by my primary and I really, really, really and truly like him, to the point where I consider him, probably 70% of my primary, and my other primary doctor, who's actually my general practice doctor (name removed) I consider her 30% of my primary doctor. So in another words. I like Dr. Rastegar, and he's my doctor, that's kind of the way. It feels. He's great. He understands, he helps, he listens especially. And when I made, when I asked questions, he answers thoroughly. And always, I'm always satisfied when I leave the doctor's office, and he's just a good man. And he has very, very good bed side manner, and I've truly truly like him and I'll probably continue to see him until the day I die
February 28, 2022
This was the first time that I saw a pain management doctor for my severe body injuries and my auto-immune syndrome, CRPS-type II. He ordered an MRI for me to check my status before he performs epidurals on me, since (name removed) has done them on me for 12 years but has now retired.
February 23, 2022
Just had an initial consultation regarding my medical issue; however, provided with a plan of action and moving forward. The fact I was able to gain an appt so quickly is quite comforting.
February 11, 2022
The status for very professional and the doctor always says understanding to my situation and what's been going on and so forth. So it deserves a 10 is all the staff and(INAUDIBLE) done a great job that they're doing and helping everybody that they do get through what they're going through and that's about it.
February 09, 2022
February 08, 2022
He was awesome in every way
February 07, 2022
I have faith and trust in this doctor. He has always asked if I have any concerns are question and if I do he will answer them.
February 07, 2022
1st time I had a telephone appointment. Went better then expected. Between (name removed) and Dr Rastagar, it could not have gone any better. Thank you.
February 04, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is a PROFESSIONAL. I wish all other health care providers were as knowledgeable and capable as He is. I TRUST Dr. Rastegar 100%. I sincerely hope he continues with PIH for a very long time.
February 03, 2022
Dr. Rastegar is extremely nice and professional, spends quality time with his patients and is a very caring doctor.
February 03, 2022
The quality of care I received was truly ex eptional!! Thank you!
February 02, 2022
Dr Rastegar, his nurses and the entire staff deserve a 100 on a scale of 1-10!! They do incredible jobs and share their smiles to most definitely ease any stress their patients might be feeling!!!
January 31, 2022
I was pleased with my first visit with Dr. Rastegar. He listens, pays attention to what the patient feels, not just what scans show. He was able to offer procedures that may help, and is very approachable and kind. He is friendly and caring.
January 28, 2022
Very friendly nurse and doctor. Felt very comfortable.
January 26, 2022
Wonderful doctor, very caring. Happy to be under his care.
January 26, 2022
My experience was as it always is, pleasant.
January 24, 2022
Sorry, I was wrong the first question, it is to put four and I put one, all all everything that the doctor did to me was very good very attentive. I am very comfortable with him, he treats me very well, he tells me what I have and helps me quickly with my pain and those who are there giving the appointments. Likewise, they help a person, people help with him, thanks, good day.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Rastegar was the utmost professional and gave me options for my condition.
January 24, 2022
Very professional and informative.
January 24, 2022
Dr. Rastegar went over all my meds and medical history. He was very thorough, easy to talk to and was very attentive to my explanations. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
January 21, 2022
directions to facility. got lost finding the locatiom, but a nice and very patient gaurd help us with a map he drew.
January 14, 2022
It's hard to answer some of the questions because it was in an office visit. It was a phone call with the doctor. Thank you.
January 03, 2022
January 03, 2022
Always a good experience.
January 03, 2022
Pain Management Office in Whittier works really well. Always on time since I started with Dr Rastegar. Great Doctor.
December 22, 2021
Doctor was thorough and explained things well, and staff was knowledgeable and friendly.
December 16, 2021
He is the most kind and compassionate doctor I've ever experienced. I'm so happy I am able to have him as my doctor.
December 15, 2021
[names removed] were very friendly and professional. Also x-ray tech
December 13, 2021
I would like to think I made an error on one of the questions. I put a one and everything should have been a 4. I apologize for that. The doctor was great. Very, very good doctor. I have to drive a long way to get there, but I don't mind driving because he's a great doctor. Thank you so much. And God bless your whole staff. Thank you.
December 10, 2021
The MA was really rude and walk out on me, because I didn't fill the paperwork correctly. Instead of her exposing how to fill it out she got frustrated, turned around and as she was walking out she said she was getting the office manager. The office manager was kind and explained things to me as well as the doctor. This is the first time I experience such a thing in this doctor's office. The doctor has always been amazing and continues to be sympathetic towards my condition and my needs.
December 08, 2021
I need more help that I am on the part of the patient insurance. Thank you.
December 08, 2021
Excelente services
December 02, 2021
Very very, good.
November 30, 2021
Very caring, kind, compassionate doctor.
November 17, 2021
great doctor had a wonderful experience
November 17, 2021
Yes, I'm very happy with Dr. Rastegar...and I'll visit him anytime that I need. Thank you for his services.
November 17, 2021
Doctor and staff were professional, friendly, and compassionate. They made me feel comfortable!
November 15, 2021
Hello. Well, I'm very happy, the one yesterday. And then I'm very happy that I got the doctor and I want to see him again. And, and then...and thank you thank you very much because I was very, very happy. And then I give it 10 or more than 10 at doctor okay. And thank you. Thank you for calling me. Bye. Bye. Bye.
November 15, 2021
Doctor was caring and courteous and helpful! He listened.
November 10, 2021
Dr.Rastegar has great bedside manner lucky to have him as a specialist.
November 09, 2021
The nurses were very nice and constantly asking me if i needed anything
November 08, 2021
Yes, I would recommend, Dr. Rastegar to anyone at PIH, he's a fantastic doctor And he cares about people and that's the most important thing. I want to thank him for taking a wonderful care of me.
November 05, 2021
This is my first time to Dr. Rastegar's office. The staff was wonderful they're amazing as was Dr. Rastegar. It was my first time seeing him and I'm very happy since I lost Dr. Malvis since he retired. So I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Rastegar is a pain specialist. He was excellent.
November 03, 2021
Very patient and understanding. Knowledged in problems
November 01, 2021
Make next appointment time too long, I want to see the doc. soon.
October 27, 2021
Yeah, Dr. Rastegar was amazing. He listened to everything that my specialist was talking about. He knew everything that's going on and he just been all around a great doctor. I appreciate it.
October 25, 2021
I found Dr. Rastegar to be very pleasant and informative.
October 20, 2021
Took me in even though I was 30 minutes late. That was much appreciated.
October 19, 2021
Yes, very pleased with Dr. Hooman Rastegar, who was handled my health needs very efficiently and professionally. Was very helpful in making me feel, important and making me feel that I was going to feel much better once I received my treatment. Thank you.
October 18, 2021
He had a friendly demeanor.
October 18, 2021
Yes, I was treated very good. Everything went well. I don't know what you do to improve. I always come to PIH. Thank you.
October 11, 2021
is very thoughtful of your problem. will be able to give more feed back after treatment
October 11, 2021
Dr. listened to my questions and took time to answer them.
October 11, 2021
Very happy with Dr. Rastegar.
October 07, 2021
Dr. Rastegar and staff there at PIH are all amazing. He was on time today. Does - He listens to you, he spends as much time as you need, and so does the staff. You can call him at anytime and they will do everything they can to help you which is one heck of a good offer.
October 05, 2021
I was very well taken care of, I felt safe under their care, and I felt I was treated and given the best possible care.
October 04, 2021
He's definitely a great doctor. I really recommend him to any other person.
October 04, 2021
I have been so disappointed with my previous pain doctor at another facility when I found Dr. Rastegar, I was a little bit hesitant because of my prior experiences but I was greatly surprised to find him to be very helpful, knowledgeable, very friendly along with his staff as well, I felt comfortable and I felt that he actually cared and was concerned about me and my pain.
October 04, 2021
I love Dr Rastegar but it takes 2 months to get appt and then I was there 30 mins before I saw him. When I do talk to him I appreciate his expertise and understanding.
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