About Steven Richeimer, MD
Dr. Steven Richeimer holds the academic position of Professor of Anesthesiology and Psychiatry at the University of Southern California at Davis. Dr. Richeimer is the Chief, Division of Pain Medicine, Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, and Director, Norris Cancer Hospital Pain Management. He is Board Certified in the fields of anesthesiology and psychiatry, and in the sub-specialty of pain management.
From the University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine, Dr. Richeimer earned a Medical Degree. After finishing medical residencies at UCLA in psychiatry and anesthesiology, Dr. Richeimer completed his pain management training at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital in Boston. Dr. Richeimer then went on to become the Director of Pain Management at the UC Davis Medical Center where he established a national reputation for his comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach.
Dr. Richeimer is a member of the American Pain Society, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, American Society of Anesthesiologists, International Association for the Study of Pain, and the American Medical Association.
Dr. Richeimer has published two books and over twenty-five articles for peer-reviewed journals. This doctor is dedicated to using the full scope of medical science to provide personalized, effective care.
Steven H. Richeimer, MD is the author of A Pain Doctor’s Guide to Relief, Confronting Chronic Pain. Click here for more information about the book. For orders placed with the publisher, use code HNAF for 30% discount.
The Handbook of Psychiatry. Editors: Guze B, Richeimer S, Siegel D. Mosby, Chicago, 1990.
The Psychiatric Drug Handbook, Guze B, Ferng H, Szuba M, Richeimer S. Mosby, St. Louis, 1992.
Save Your Aching Back and Neck, A Patient’s Guide, Eidelson S, Fessler R, Garfin S, Richeimer S, Rodts G, Spinasanta S. SYA Press and Research Inc., 2nd Edition, San Diego, 2002.
Richeimer SH, Lennard TA. Video Editors for Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice (3rd edition), Editors: Lennard
TA, Walkowski S, Singla AK, Vivian DG. Elsevier Saunders, 2011.
Richeimer SH with Steligo K: Confronting Chronic Pain, A Pain Doctor’s Guide to Relief. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2014.
Articles, Abstracts, Chapters
1. Altshuler LL, Plaeger-Marshall S, Richeimer S, Daniels M, Baxter LR: Lymphocyte Function in Major Depression. ACTA Scandinavia 80:132-136, 1989.
2. Ananth K, Richeimer SH, Durham MJ: Managing chronic pain: Consider psychotropics and other non-opioids. Current Psychiatry. 11(2), 2012.
3. Antigua-Martinez MTP, Wootton RJ, Richeimer SH, Ransil B, Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH: Effect of Somatization on Global Pain Impairment. Poster session, APS Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, November 1995.
4. Antigua-Martinez MTP, Richeimer SH, Wootton RJ, Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH: Effect of Somatization on Global Pain Impairment. Submitted, The Clinical Journal of Pain, 1996.
5. Araujo M, More-O’Ferrall D, Richeimer SH: Complications of Interventional Pain Management Procedures. Advances in Anesthesia. 26:1-30, 2008.
6. Arpawong, T, Richeimer SH, Weinstein F, Elghamrawy A, Milam JE: Posttraumatic growth, quality of life, and treatment symptoms among cancer chemotherapy outpatients. Health Psychology. 32(4):397-408, 2013.
7. Bajwa ZH, Fishman SM, Richeimer SH, Rozan JP, Warfield CA: Intravenous Phenytoin May Predict the Analgesic Efficacy of Phenytoin for Intractable Neuropathic Pain. Poster session, 8th World Congress on Pain, Vancouver, BC, August, 1996.
8. Baxter LR Jr., Liston EH, Schwartz JM, Altshuler L, Guze BH, Richeimer SH, Wilkins J, Freedman DX. Lithium prolongs the antidepressant response to partial sleep deprivation. Poster session, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology Annual Meeting. Maui, HA, December 1985.
9. Baxter LR, Liston EH, Schwartz JM, Altshuler LL, Wilkins JN, Richeimer SH, Guze BH: Prolongation of the antidepressant response to partial sleep deprivation by lithium. Psychiat Research. 19:17-23, 1986.
10. Baxter LR, Liston EH, Schwartz JM, Altshuler LL, Wilkins JN, Richeimer SH, Guze BH: Lithium extends sleep deprivation effect in depression. pp. 70, APA 1986 Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May 1986.
11. Bokarius V, Richeimer S, Victor L: Novel Approaches in Treatment of Chronic Pain. Am Acad of Pain Medicine, Annual Meeting Poster Abstract #132, San Diego, 2006.
12. Bokarius V, Richeimer S, Nemat A, Victor L, Matharu Y, Wolf MK: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain. American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, Issue Workshop #50, Toronto, 2006.
13. Bokarius V, Richeimer SH, Victor L, Nemat A, Matharu Y, Wolfe MK: Multidisciplinary Treatment of Chronic Pain. Directions in Psychiatry. 28:17-31, March 2008.
14. Carroll C, Richeimer S, Sahai-Srivastava S: Headaches and Neurological Symptoms as a side effect of Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement (Abstract). Headache. 52(5):913, 2012.
15. Chang C, Strand N, Richeimer SH: An Overview of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and its Management. Practical Pain Management. 12:61-67, December 2012.
16. Chase MH, Monoson R, Watanabe KA, and Richeimer SH: Reflex Responses to high frequency Reticular Stimulation are State Dependent. Sleep Research. 3:20, 1974.
17. Chase M, Richeimer S, Babb M. Sleep in the Aged Cat. Neuroscience Abstracts. 5:1142, 1975.
18. Chase M, Babb, Stone M, Richeimer S: Active Sleep Patterns in the Old Cat. Sleep Res. 5:20, 1976.
19. Clark GT, Richeimer SH: Opioids for Chronic Orofacial Pain with a focus on non-malignant chronic pain; in Clark GT, Dionne RA (eds): Orofacial Pain—A Guide to Medications and Management, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
20. Clark GT, Gutierrez MA, Venturin JS, Richeimer SH: Psychopharmacologic agents used in chronic pain; in Clark GT, Dionne RA (eds): Orofacial Pain—A Guide to Medications and Management, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
21. Compoginis J, Richeimer SH, Brody GS: Placement of An Implantable Drug Delivery System Under The Breast. Pain Medicine. 8:521-524, 2007.
22. Durham M, Mirzaian E, Goad J, Richeimer S. The Contribution of a Clinical Pharmacist in a Chronic Pain Management Clinic: A Practice Description, IASP 13th World Congress on Pain (Poster #PT460), Montreal, Canada 2010.
23. Erb JL, Gwirtsman HE, Fuster JM, Richeimer SH: Bulimia associated with frontal lobe lesions. International Journal of Eating Disorders. 8(1):117–121, 1989.
24. Fishman SM, Fishbain D, Kulich R, Rich BA, Richeimer S, Shomaker TS: Editorial: Forensic Pain Medicine. Pain Medicine. 3(4):352, 2002.
25. Fung DA, Richeimer S, Carroll B, Davis TT: Lumbar Subcutaneous Peripheral Field Stimulation in Eleven Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain and/or Post Laminectomy Syndrome. PM&R. 5(9):S286, September 2013.
26. Gundamaraj N, Richeimer S: Chest Wall Pain; in Ballantyne JC, Rathmell JP, Fishman SM (eds): Bonica Textbook of Pain, 4th edition, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2010.
27. Guze BH, Liston LH, Baster LR, Richeimer SH, Gold ME: Interrater reliability of MECTA EEG, Recordings of ECT seizure duration. J Clinical Psychiatry. 50:140-142, 1989.
28. Guze BH, Siegel DJ, Richeimer SH, Jackson M: Affective Disorders; in, The Handbook of Psychiatry, Editors: Guze B, Richeimer S, Siegel D. Yearbook Medical Publisher, Chicago, 1990, pp 93-104.
29. Leong MS, Richeimer SH: Conscious Sedation for Interventional Pain Procedures; in, Pain Procedures in Clinical Practice (3rd edition), Editors: Lennard TA, Walkowski S, Singla AK, Vivian DG. Elsevier Saunders, 2011, pp 23-30.
30. Levine R, Richeimer SH: Spinal Methylene Blue is Hazardous [letter]. Pain. 152(4):952-3, 2011.
31. Liston EH, Guze BH, Baxter LR, Richeimer SH, Gold MC: Motor vs EEG Seizure duration in ECT. Biological Psychiatry. 24(1):94-96, 1989.
32. Macres SM, Richeimer SH: Successful treatment of erythromelalgia with intrathecal hydromorphone and clonidine. Clinical Journal of Pain. 16(4):310-3, 2000.
33. Macres SM, Richeimer SH, Duran PD: Adjuvant Analgesics; in, Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH (Eds): Principles and Practice of Pain Management, 2nd edition. McGraw Hill, 2004.
34. Macres SM, Richeimer SH: Understanding Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology and Treatment Modalities. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia. 19(2)14-20,1998.
35. Macres SM, Richeimer SH, Duran PJ: The Pathophysiology and Treatment of Neuropathic Pain. Am Society of Anesthesiology Annual Review. Vol 27, Chapter 10, 1999.
36. Macres SM, Richeimer SH: Review of Acute Postoperative Pain Management. Current Reviews in Clinical Anesthesia. 19(14)147-156,1999.
37. Nematbakhsh AM, Richeimer SH: Pharmacologic Therapies for Neck Pain. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. 14(3) 629-641, August 2003.
38. Richeimer SH: Response to the Editorial Response Letter by Dr. Caraway et al. re Are We Lemmings Going Off a Cliff? Pain Medicine. 11:1305, 2010.
39. Richeimer SH: Are We Lemmings Going Off a Cliff? The Case Against the “Interventional” Pain Medicine Label. Pain Medicine. 11:3-5, 2010.
40. Richeimer SH: Introduction: Palliative Care Section. Pain Medicine. 7(4): 319, 2006.
41. Richeimer SH: Pain Management Techniques to Help Conquer Neck and Back Pain. In, Eidelson SG, Spinasanta SA (Eds): Advanced Technologies to Treat Neck and Back Pain—A Patient’s Guide. SYA Press and Research, March 2005.
42. Richeimer SH: Drugs Used to Treat Pain: Opioids-Narcotics. In, Eidelson SG, Spinasanta SA (Eds): Advanced Technologies to Treat Neck and Back Pain—A Patient’s Guide. SYA Press and Research, March 2005.
43. Richeimer SH, Victor L: Trustworthiness as a Clinical Variable—Response to Commentaries. Pain Medicine. 6(5):396, 2005.
44. Richeimer SH: Opioids for Pain: Risk Management. Seminars in Anesthesia. 24(3):165-169, 2005.
45. Richeimer SH: Opioids for Pain—Risk Management. CSA Bulletin, 54(2), Apr-Jun 2005, & Calif Soc Anesth Online CME: www.csahq.org/xtpl.php?tpl=internal.xtpl§ion=cme&name=cme_page&idx=32
46. Richeimer SH: Pain Problems in the Emergency Room. Lifeline (Newsletter of Calif American College of Emergency Physicians), September 2000.
47. Richeimer SH, Case GA: Ethical Issues And Problems Of Trust In The Management Of Chronic Pain; in, Warfield CA, Bajwa ZH (Eds): Principles and Practice of Pain Management, 2nd edition. McGraw Hill, 2004.
48. Richeimer SH: The Nuts and Bolts of Nerve Blocks. Workers' Compensation Quarterly--The Official Publication of the Workers' Compensation Section of the State Bar of California. 14(1), Spring 2001.
49. Richeimer SH, Bajwa ZH, Kahraman S, Ransil BJ,Warfield CA: Utilization Patterns of Tricyclic Antidepressants in a Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. The Clinical Journal of Pain. 13(4):324-329, 1997.
50. Richeimer SH: Commentary: Continuous Popliteal Sciatic Nerve Block. The Pain Medicine Journal Club Journal. 3(4):159-160, 1997.
51. Richeimer SH: Commentary: Unusual Complication After Interventional Pain Management. Cases of the MGH Pain Center. 1(2):1997 (http://www.mghdacc.com/mghpc/Cases.htm).
52. Richeimer SH: Evaluation of the Patient with Pain; in, Gershwin ME, Hamilton M (Eds): The Pain Management Handbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Diagnosis & Treatment. Humana Press, 1998.
53. Richeimer SH, Macres SM: Psychological and Medical Complications of Chronic Pain Management. Seminars in Anesthesia. 15(3):224-237, 1996.
54. Richeimer SH, Book Review: Management of Migraine. Anesthesiology. 85(5):1225-1226, 1996.
55. Richeimer SH: Management of Cancer Pain. Newsletter: The Oncology Nursing Society, Greater Sacramento Chapter, April 1997.
56. Richeimer SH: Psychological Intervention in Delirium. Postgraduate Medicine. 81(5):173-180, 1987.
57. Richeimer SH, Bajwa ZH, Antigua-Martinez M, Ransil BJ, Warfield CA: Global Assessment of Pain Impairment Scale (The GAPI): A Simple Self-rated Scale of Pain Related Impairment. Poster Session, IASP 8th World Congress on Pain, Vancouver, BC, August 1996.
58. Richeimer SH, Bajwa ZH, Kahraman S, Warfield CA: Impact of Side Effects on Treatment with Tricyclic Antidepressants in a Multidisciplinary Pain Clinic. Poster session, American Society of Regional Anesthesia, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 1995.
59. Richeimer SH, Kahraman S, Bajwa ZH: Patterns of Use of Tricyclic Antidepressants in a Tertiary Care, Multidisciplinary Pain Management Center. Poster session, American Academy of Neurology, Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, May 1995.
60. Shahbazian MS, Richeimer SH: Implant Technologies for Severe Pain: Why, When, and the Outcomes. Practical Pain Management. 11(8), 2011.
61. Szuba MP, Guze BH, Richeimer SH: The Post-Residency Perspective of the Psychiatric Chief Resident. (Letter) Academic Psychiatry. 1993.
62. Tepper G, Richeimer SH, Sugay J: Outpatient Surgery: Spinal Applications. Orthopedic Special Edition. 7(1):19-23, 2001.
63. Van Noord BA, Richeimer S. Peripheral Nerve Stimulation to Treat Medically Refractory Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia. ASA Anesthesiology 2012 (Poster), Washington, DC 2012.
64. Victor L, Richeimer SH: Psychosocial Therapies for Neck Pain. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America. (3)643-657, August 2003.
65. Victor L, Richeimer SH: Trustworthiness as a Clinical Variable—The Problem of Trust in the Management of Chronic, Nonmalignant Pain. Pain Medicine. 6(5):385-391, 2005.
66. Weinstein F, Richeimer SH, Bernstein A, Kapenstein T, Penn E: Spirituality Assessments and Interventions in Pain Medicine. Practical Pain Management. 14(5):62-67, 2014.
67. Weschules DJ, Bain KT, Richeimer SH: Actual and Potential Drug Interactions Associated with Methadone. Pain Medicine. 9(3):315-44, April 2008.
68. Zaghi S, Richeimer SH: Understanding Potential Complications of Epidural Steroid Injections. Practical Pain Management.11(4):45-50, May 2011.
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