Hooman Rastegar
Hooman Rastegar

Hooman Rastegar MD


Pain Medicine
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4.6 / 5 (based on 483 Reviews) View 91 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


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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

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.
November 25, 2020
Doctor explained everything in detail on every question I had. He showed me on MRI and the Spine model in the office how he is going to do procedure. Very pleased
November 20, 2020
All of my doctors are terrific!
November 09, 2020
No problem at all with my doctor and look forward to meeting with him in a few days.
November 02, 2020
Great experience
October 26, 2020
Nothing. This doctor is very knowledgeable and certainly cares for his patients!!
October 19, 2020
very good doctor I would recommend him. I had been in severe intractable nerve pain in my lumbar spine and leg and without narcotics he really helped me
October 07, 2020
Friendly, easy to talk to, and genuinely cared about my needs.
October 05, 2020
Provider is the best pain management MD I have encountered..
September 30, 2020
Kind, listened to my concerns,
September 30, 2020
Dr. Hooman Rastegar, would highly recommend him to friends,and family. Am a very nerves person, with panic attacks. The doctors personality, I was at ease. Being nerves and in severe pain, need a doctor that I feel calm.
September 30, 2020
Very friendly and takes all the time you need to explain your issues
September 21, 2020
The staff and doctor are very patient, spend time with us and offer other alternatives and/or suggestion to us to consider. They are very professional with good customer service.
September 18, 2020
From all my years with this facility (Pioneer) Dr Rastegar seems to be the first who sees me as a patient and not a number. I am a new patient with PIH, but I also have open enrollment annually for a health provider choice. I hope to remain with PIH as long as my treatments are worth my insurance premiums.
September 16, 2020
Dr. Rastegar always caring and attentive. PIH blessed yo have him.
September 14, 2020
Very professional, polite and a good bedside manner. Thank You ??
September 11, 2020
Dr. Rastegar Is the kind of doctor you feel comfortable With and can easily explain the issues to. He was also very thorough and made me feel comfortable regarding a procedure I needed. I believe he is an excellent doctor.
September 09, 2020
Dr. Rastegar is very patient. He listens and recommends different treatments but always explains everything in detail. Always listens to everything you say. Wonderful Dr.
August 31, 2020
Very informative, with current and past history
August 17, 2020
Go to doctors who are NOT located on the PIH grounds.
August 07, 2020
Dr. Rastegar was very friendly made me feel very comfortable his staff is just as friendly. It felt good to have a doctor who actually sits and listens.
August 05, 2020
PIH (from facilities to all the staff) IS MY VERY FIRST CHOICE.
July 24, 2020
Dr. Rastegar was excellent! He discussed options with me and I explained everything thoroughly. I'm hoping I'm able to heal on my own and won't need epidural injections. However, if I end up needing injections, I am glad he will be the doctor providing care.
July 22, 2020
Best Doctor!
July 15, 2020
I would recommend this Dr to family and friends most definitely!
July 14, 2020
The doctor is very nice and he communicates very well of the procedure He is going to perform and everybody at the same day surgery are very nice.
June 29, 2020
Wonderful n pleasant staffWonderful doctorThank u all
June 24, 2020
I thought he was clearly concerned about my health.
June 22, 2020
Dr. Rastegar is a very knowledgeable and courteous physician who listens to your problem and provides his recommendations for relief of pain. He spent enough time on the first visit to explain the medical problem and recommended treatment. Very much appreciate his interested and caring personality. Thank you.
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