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

Hooman Rastegar MD


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4.6 / 5 (based on 664 Reviews) View 129 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 hep 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 Whittier Hospital

PIH Health Downey Hospital

PIH Health Physicians





Pain Medicine


  • Farsi



University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


University of Pittsburgh Medical Center


UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School (Newark)

Medical Education

Shiraz University of Medical Science

Board Certifications

Pain Medicine (Sub-Spec Cert)

Anesthesiology (General Cert)

Patient Reviews

November 17, 2021
Doctor and staff were professional, friendly, and compassionate. They made me feel comfortable!
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 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.
September 30, 2021
The doctors are always explaining everything very well and answered all my questions. I don't have any... any problems with this doctor. Thank you.
September 29, 2021
Dr. Rastegar and all of the staff are very professional and know their jobs very well. I have been at this office on many occasions and I've never had any reason to complain.
September 22, 2021
I was very satisfied from the moment that we stepped into the building. Everyone is very courteous. It was just very pleasant to be there. So thank you so much for the whole experience.
September 21, 2021
The staff is wonderful from start to finish. Dr Hooman is a very caring and wonderful doctor.
September 20, 2021
Hi, Dr. Rastegar's been my doctor for years. He's my favorite doctor. I have many health problems and over 10 doctors, and he always listens, he takes the time, he seems interested, he's not in a hurry. He couldn't be any better. He is my favorite doctor, hands down. He's always listening and helping you out and just actually taking an interest in your health problems. So, I would definitely recommend him to anybody. Thank you.
September 20, 2021
Dr. Rastegar is a very good doctor. He's very knowledgeable and he answered, all my questions, and I thank him for taking good care of me. Thank you.
September 20, 2021
Had an appointment at 9:30 and didn't see the doctor until almost 10:30.
September 17, 2021
Dr and all the staff was amazing, sweet, funny too. They made me feel comfortable.Thank you PIH and dr and staff YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!!!
September 15, 2021
He was pretty good
September 13, 2021
Dr. Rastegar in my opinion is the best doctor in the whole world.
September 13, 2021
He will be my pain management provider
September 07, 2021
Dr. Rastegar is very professional and very amiable. He has a great bed side manner. I trust him a lot. He explains everything so fully and, you know, he's, he's a great doctor and I'm happy that I have found him. Thank you.
September 03, 2021
Dr. Rastegar and his nurse have always been so kind. So caring. So accommodating. And they've been just such a blessing to have in my medical care. And I would definitely recommend them to anybody that I know. Thank you so much.
September 01, 2021
Dr Rastegar was most respectful! He was courteous and very thorough. I appreciated his professional manner!
August 30, 2021
Always a good experience, Dr. Rastegar is the 1st pain doctor to help me, I appreciate him so much!
August 30, 2021
It was pleasant however I was not contacted regarding results of my xray as I was told.
August 27, 2021
He's my pain management doctor and I wish he was my primary because that's how good he is to talk with and explain things with. My original primary doctor I'm actually afraid of her and don't feel comfortable with her at all. Thank you.
August 27, 2021
Everyone was so kind and and helpful,
August 26, 2021
I cannot say enough about Dr, Rastegar! He is kind, considerate, compassionate, professional and his bed side manner is nothing short of perfection! He has helped me get my pain under control in a short period of time! I never worry about telling him about every little ache and pain because he truly cares and wants to fix it.. even yesterday I told him I had a headache for the past few weeks on and off and thought it might be from my last injection. It he said it might be from my sinuses and sure enough I used some Afrin and a decongestants and viola! Feeling better. He is amazing!
August 26, 2021
Doctor's explanation was easy for me to understand even tho it was a MRI reading and took me by surprise to hear the report. I wish it can be explained to my husband again since he wasn't there with me that day. He explained use of medications and their side effects. I was satisfied with his professionalism. Thank you
August 25, 2021
The experience with the Doctor was very satisfactory!! He appeared very concerned 2 help with my malady.
August 25, 2021
Dr Rastegar is the best! His staff as well. I do think the $3 per day parking is too high.
August 23, 2021
I have great confidence in Dr. Rastegar. I've had quite a few appointments with him. And again, I have confidence in his judgment, his decisions and his treatment.
August 23, 2021
Dr Rastegar is the BEST!!
August 19, 2021
Dr. Rastegar this time funny explains everything and very polite. Thank you, Dr. Rastegar.
August 16, 2021
Everyone there was very very nice and made me feel comfortable and the doctor really showed care and compassion for my situation and the pain that I in and I'm very grateful
August 16, 2021
Dr very understanding and updated with my condition, staff was very helpful and courteous.
August 16, 2021
Very pleased with the Dr. I even recommend my mom to see him. He is very professional personable, friendly.
August 13, 2021
He made me feel validated, he didn't dismiss my symptoms and I really appreciated that. He told me he believed me and recommended some things that would help me.
August 12, 2021
Excellent service for my procedure at PIH Downey Hospital. Procedure was done professionally and my questions were completely answered. Good experience.
August 11, 2021
Very professional and knowledgeable.
August 11, 2021
Dr Rastegar is one of the most understanding and compassionate doctors that I've come across in quite a while. He has trusted me with my decisions and now it's paying off for PIH, as well as myself. Things may change again, but at the moment I feel I'm getting better.
August 05, 2021
The doctor seems to know how to treat his patients and understands that every case is different.
August 04, 2021
Both doctor and staff were courteous and attentive. Aside from the scheduling blip, everything was great and this is the first time it occured.
August 02, 2021
Overall this was a pleasant and informative visit with a plan of action moving forward and I appreciate that very much.
July 09, 2021
I was disappointed that patients have to pay for parking at Whittier pih location. Doctor and staff very very good.
June 30, 2021
The doctor was great. He explained everything to me thoroughly. He took all the time that I need to get all the information. I highly recommend.
June 29, 2021
I love pih and it's doctors and staff. I'm blessed to have found them.
June 28, 2021
Very good.
June 25, 2021
Everyone was very friendly and professional.
June 22, 2021
Great doctor, very attentive, Dr. Rastegar gives his patients undivided attention and offers the true meaning of great health care. Thank you Dr. Rastegar.
June 21, 2021
Great experience, explained everything in a manner I could understand.
June 16, 2021
I was very happy with the service I got from the doctor. He was he helped me quite a bit and understand a lot of what's going on with me. Thank you very much.
June 14, 2021
It was great the doctor was so nice so patient and explained everything well I haven't had a doctor help me like that in a long time
June 14, 2021
Very understandable
June 09, 2021
Very efficient and professional!
June 07, 2021
This was the first time in 2 years of doctor appointments that I felt heard and like the doctor knew exactly what was wrong with me. He's also the first doctor to try to help me with my issue rather than just mask my pain with meds or referrals elsewhere. I was very satisfied with my visit.
May 27, 2021
It was disappointment that the appointment took 2 1/2 months from scheduling.
May 24, 2021
I absolutely adore Dr. Rastegar he is one of the best physician that I've ever come across at PIH. He listen, he always comes up with very reasonable solutions to my to my problems and I've had several neck surgeries and things of that nature. And he's always got my best interest at heart and he's just always trying to find what could keep me the most comfortable because of the condition that I'm in. So, I just can't thank you enough for having a doctor as thorough and as kind and compassionate as Dr. Rastegar.
May 20, 2021
Well, getting an appointment with this office was extremely difficult for me. I couldn't get it because they never called me back, they never answered the appointment, I had it through my primary doctor, they were the ones who made the appointment, the terrible phone service. Now another part of the staff was attentive and courteous, the provider, the doctor who treated me, was patient, he listened to what I had to say and answered all my questions, and he showed me what no one had done before, the photographs and the results of my recent hemorrhage of my back, which left me very satisfied and calm in my mind so I would recommend the provider.
May 12, 2021
He should slow his speech so that hard of hearing clients and the elderly may better understand him.
May 04, 2021
Everything was great great Dr and staff
April 28, 2021
I won't change dr. Rastegar, I'm so happy with him.
April 28, 2021
Dr Rastegar listened and provided a plan. Very happy with him.
April 23, 2021
I always look forward to seeing Dr. Rastegar, and his staff, they are very professional and supportive. He answers any questions I have and shows definite concern for my condition.
April 21, 2021
Everything about this experience was better than expected. The doctor and his nurse were wonderful, and treated me with respect.
April 20, 2021
Very happy with my experience
April 19, 2021
Excellent staff.
April 15, 2021
Very kind & compassionate and listened to me, I never felt rushed. I really liked Dr. Rastegar.
April 15, 2021
Everything is fine. Thank you.
April 14, 2021
They did really good, but I still have to talk to a social worker because I'm having problems with financial and and everything was great and I'd like to thank everybody the staff, doctors and x-ray technicians.
April 12, 2021
Very respectful
April 09, 2021
The medical staff is very professional and they treated me in a very friendly way.
April 07, 2021
Dr Rastegar is a great Dr. I would recommend him in a second.
April 02, 2021
Very underrstanding
March 31, 2021
I think Dr. Rastegar is a wonderful doctor. He's patient, he's kind, he's respectful, he listens and I wish more of the doctors would like him and I would like to speak to somebody regarding one of the other doctors in PIH.
March 30, 2021
Dr. Rastegar is professional and kind. He is knowledgeable with his specialty. I'm grateful grateful he is part of PIH.
March 29, 2021
My doctor is very good. And he's very well explain to me what I need. He listens to me and he will go according to what he says and everything is real fine. I highly recommend this Doctor.
March 29, 2021
Perfect experience.
March 24, 2021
The doctor was respectful and listen to the patient health issues. the patient's concerns discussed with the doctor and the doctor performed the diagnoses according to then provided the recommendation on solutions to the patient.
March 24, 2021
The doctor, the staff, the check in staff were all extremely professional, caring, friendly and helpful. I felt like a valued patient.
March 22, 2021
No, that was the first time I saw the doctor and I was overly impressed, I would say, with his concerns and expertise and I think he is a very fine gentleman and good doctor.
March 19, 2021
Dr. Rastegar did an excellent job in speaking to me, explaining things to me, answering my questions, excellent work, excellent professional skills there. I've gone to 2 other pain management doctors and they were not as sharp and intelligent and professional as Dr. Rastegar. Thank you.
March 19, 2021
I relied on my daughter to fully understand what was said as I am hard of hearing and I find accents difficult to understand. She seemed to hear and fully understand what was said.
March 18, 2021
Very friendly
March 11, 2021
I would definitely recommend this doctor. Thank you.
March 05, 2021
Very professional and polite staff they make you feel comfortable and relaxed
March 04, 2021
My doctor listened very carefully to my problems. Gave me good advice, and I ... I trust him and he did very well. I appreciate it.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Rastegar is a patient doctor who has listened to everything that was a concern and addressed it all in a timely manner with care and concern. He's amazing.
February 25, 2021
Appreciate how quick I was able to see the Dr.
February 19, 2021
Everything went as planned for my procedure.
February 17, 2021
Dr. Rastegar is a wonderful, caring, sensitive doctor. He's got a great bed side manner. I wish all of my doctors were like that. He he really listen and is concerned for me. That's it. Bye.
February 17, 2021
Validate parking for a constant patient with many Doctors appointments along with my wife's - we are both physically disabled and it becomes harder for us to keep up the cost weekly. Thanks
February 17, 2021
Great doctor
February 17, 2021
Thank you
February 12, 2021
I'm very grateful for the kindness and care of Dr. Rastegar and his team. Thank you
February 12, 2021
Staff was so courteous, friendly and professional.
February 12, 2021
Very friendly
February 11, 2021
First of all.. every single person I dealt with treated me kindly, with respect and understood I was in pain and anxious about my procedure. I cannot tell you how relaxed and comfortable they all made me feel. Now let's talk about my amazing doctor, Dr. Rastegar! He is like a ray of sunshine.. he is always upbeat, positive and makes me feel like my pain puzzle is something he has no problem figuring out! He is taking me from being depressed from my pain, after years of not having proper pain management, to encouraged and managed. I finally feel like I am being heard and more importantly understood. Not made to feel like I am just trying to get pain medications. It is necessary to control my ailments. With his combination of meds and procedures to eliminate my pain for months at a time has been life changing! I can get back to my life! Enjoy my grandchildren and my wedding planning business again. I look forward to seeing his smile and his encouraging attitude when I go to my appointments! Thank you PIH! My life has been upgraded and changed since you took over!
February 11, 2021
I am very grateful for your attention, you are doing an excellent job, Thank you very much.
February 10, 2021
I am very pleased with the Doctor and his staff. Both are so professional and they make me feel at ease. Doctor is very caring and doesnt make you feel rushed. Thank you so much for all the care
February 09, 2021
He is wonderful. He is really good doctor. I really like him. He is very courteous knowledgeable, and I really really like it. Thank you.
February 08, 2021
I have nothing bad to say about the staff or the doctors. They're really great, awesome comforting, caring and they explained everything right to you what's going on with you. It's awesome to see Dr. Rastegar and the staff. Thank you all and be safe.
February 08, 2021
The doctor is excellent. Very pleased. Thank you.
February 03, 2021
Dr. Rastegar and his staff provide you with the greatest service they can, it's always personable and welcome and then also encouraging. Really appreciate their service. Thank you.
February 03, 2021
The staff and Doctor helped me get an appointment and took the time to answer my questions
January 29, 2021
The girls in the office. We're excellent, very nice, very very nice girls the doctor. I just met him for the first time. So, I don't know. I don't know him. He was very kind, and he talked to me explain to me. So that was good but he talked so fast. I wish he would just slow down a bit. But other than that, you know, I don't know him. He's the first time I met him. So after I have a epidural with him and follow up with him, I'll get to know him more and then I'll be able to give you a better answer and that's it. Thank you.
January 29, 2021
Very pleasant, just hoping the doctor can help me find out what's going on with my low back
January 27, 2021
Love this doctor he shows he cares, listens to you and really, really helps you with your chronic pain!!!
January 22, 2021
Same day was garbage. I came out of recovery I sat by myself for a long time, I was so cold and I was crying. All I could hear is the nurses complaining about each other and how it's their break time. After a procedure and not having a family member with me this has to be the worst experience.
January 21, 2021
Great experience
January 11, 2021
Dr. Rastegar is the most caring physician I have ever been to with respect to my pain that I have had for many years. He took the time to explain the problem and offer alternatives for treatment. He asked questions of me and listened to my responses. His office staff are very efficient and friendly as well. I am so very greatful to be able to have care provided by this doctor. Thank you.
January 08, 2021
All people are nice
January 07, 2021
Hello I would like to say that Mr Rastegar is very professional he listens is there a thorough and explains things and I would recommend him to anyone the only problem is is it's very hard to get an appointment because he's busy but the other doctor that I've had to gave me Shots it brought me a lot of pain Dr. Rastegar the way he did shots is very helpful for me doesn't cause an extra pain and I appreciate that. I appreciate having him as my doctor I just wish he had more appointments. Thank you.
January 07, 2021
This doctor is very gentle in words and able to speak to you in a way that you understand and know that he is giving you the best advice for your health.
January 04, 2021
Very professional and knowledgeable team.
December 16, 2020
PIH is a great medical organization
December 09, 2020
Great group of people.
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