Dr. Howard Dedes, MD

Dr. Howard Dedes, MD

Pain Medicine Specialist, Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)


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    Dr. Howard Dedes earned his Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from the University of California – San Diego and his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles – David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his internship at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, Calif., and his residency at a UCLA multi-campus program that includes the Veterans Administration, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. He is a Harvard trained physician. Dr. Dedes completed a fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine at Harvard Medical School – Brigham and Women’s Hospital. “I have had close family members suffering from cancer pain, and the medication used to control their pain made them sleepy and not as interactive,” Dr. Dedes says. “When I decided to pursue pain management as a career, I wanted to be able to provide treatment that allows patients to have a better quality of life without medication’s side effects. I wanted to allow them to be present for their families.” Dr. Dedes enlisted in the United States Navy directly out of high school. He served, primarily as a hospital corpsman and field medical trainer, between 1993 and 1997. He earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal and other awards before being honorably discharged. He has participated in a wide variety of research and presented and been published in peer reviewed journals, abstracts and posters on a variety of medical subjects. He has also lectured at Harvard Medical School, UCLA, Cedars Sinai Medical Center and numerous other institutions. His drive to help others is not limited to the clinic. Dr. Dedes has long volunteered his time giving free sports physical exams to disadvantaged high school students, and performing health screenings for the uninsured Latino community and the homeless around Los Angeles.

    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Pain Medicine Specialist

    Physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation)

    Education & Training

    Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, CA (Internship)

    Veterans Administration (Residency)

    Cedars Sinai Medical Center (Residency)

    Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center (Residency)

    Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (Residency)

    Harvard Medical School – Brigham and Women’s Hospital. (Fellowship)

    Bachelors Degree - University of California at San Diego

    Medical Degree - David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles



    Medical Procedures Performed


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    • Medicaid

    • Medicare

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    Pain Medicine Associates (Fullerton)

    295 Imperial Hwy

    Suite 100

    Fullerton, CA 92835

    (714) 384-7503

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    Pain Medicine Associates (Mission Viejo)

    26137 La Paz Rd

    Suite 140

    Mission Viejo, CA 92691

    (949) 364-9595

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    Ratings & Reviews

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    Overall rating

    Based on 7 reviews

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    Office Experience

    100% of patients found the doctor and staff friendly and the office clean and modern

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    100% of patients felt that their time spent with the doctor was meaningful and impactful and that any follow ups were addressed quickly

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    Wait Times

    90% of patients were satisfied with the wait time

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    Appointment Booking

    100% of patients found it easy to book an appointment

    Patients give Dr. Howard Dedes an Excellent overall experience rating of 5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dedes has been rated and reviewed by 7 patients. These ratings are based on a variety of factors, including the amount of time patients spent with Dr. Dedes, his bedside manner, appointment waiting time, friendliness of the office staff, clarity of diagnosis, and more.

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    Memberships & Associations

    American Medical Association

    Professional Member

    American Board of Anesthesiology

    Professional Member

    California Society of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

    Professional Member

    California Medical Association

    Professional Member

    Los Angeles County Medical Association

    Professional Member

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Howard Dedes accepting new patients?

    Yes, Howard Dedes is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Howard Dedes offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Dedes's office at (714) 384-7503 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Howard Dedes offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Dedes's office at (714) 384-7503 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Howard Dedes speak?

    Howard Dedes speaks English and Spanish.

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