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Dr. Andrew Germanovich

Pain Management
Orange, CA
13 years experience male

Locations

Desert Pain and Rehabilitation

Rancho Mirage, CA

Address

71780 San Jacinto Drive, Building D, Rancho Mirage, CA
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 7:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

(760) 862-1888

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross of California

Aetna

UnitedHealthcare

RESTORE Orthopedic and Spine Specialists

Orange, CA

About

Bio

I am a board certified Pain Physician and Anesthesiologist with interests in postural biomechanics, chest wall pain, nerve pain and musculoskeletal pain.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Pain Management

Anesthesiology

Licenses

United States: California, Illinois

Languages spoken

English, German, Polish, Russian

Doctor Q&A

949 Answers
194 Agrees
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Yes: Seratonin syndrome can be fatal.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Need physical exam: By a physician. It could be pain in the constantly strained trapezius muscle due to poor posture at your workplace or it could be a nerve problem due ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
No: Enlarged spleen doesn't usually hurt. See your doctor for physical examination.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
The big deal: Is that you'll end up dead one day playing around with this poison called mdma and fueling it up with methadone. Stop it!
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Visit a: Pain management physician or a neurologist for a thorough physical examination of the head, neck, nerves and overall posture. Mri imaging of your neck... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
If you take doses: That are several fold higher than those recommended - then yes. Otherwise no.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Most likely: Postural abnormality leading to altered alignment of thoracic vertebrae or unequal strain on small tendons and muscles attached to the thoracic verteb... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
NSAIDS: Shut down synthesis of inflammatory molecules. They actually delay wound and bone healing after surgery. If you have abnormal inflammatory response th... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
No: It's the joints in your neck that click or crack.
A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See a pain or: Orthopedic physician for an exam. It maybe the re-injured shoulder or it maybe a neck problem. Either doc will be able to give you a good diagnosis an... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Could be: Chest wall pain due to slipped rib syndrome or could be something inside your abdomen or chest causing these symptoms like gall bladder, pancreas, sto... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Medications: And surgery to increase the space around the nerve.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Could: Be an ovary or intestine problem. See your doctor for an exam and diagnosis.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Probably not: Because dehydration can also lead to elevated sodium levels in your blood. It's the low sodium levels that are concerning. If you're healthy, your sen... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Your primary doctor: After a history and physical exam your doctor will determine the next best step in treatment or consultation with a specialist if necessary.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Sounds like: Slipped rib. See your doctor and if he finds nothing concerning, have him send you to a physical therapist for treatment of rib dysfunction.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
From the neck: Or upper back. It's called cervical radiculitis if there is compression of nerves in the neck that causes spasms, pain and weakness of the shoulders a... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
If pain and cramps: Is all you have and no severe leg weakness i would exhaust all conservative treatment options like pt, aqua therapy and injections.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Yes: Things to look out for is severe neck stiffness and rigidity which could be a rare infectious complication. Spend as much time in bed as you can today... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Supplements: Are not medications and are not regulated by the fda, they don't go through stringent standards. They can bring you more harm than good. Eat regular d... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Many people are: But few remember it. You have to be able to breathe safely on your own so being completely awake is the goal.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Blood, bone marrow: Or from fetal cord blood in the U.S. In other countries all sorts of other, sometimes unethical methods are used. Collection depends on the source. If... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Strength training: Under supervision by a trained professional using light to medium weights.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Many things: Problem with ovary, kidney, urinary tract, intestine or muscle pain. See your doctor for a diagnosis.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Where exactly?: If it's in the front, could be pubic bone shear or misalignment due to pelvic imbalance if it's in the back could be sacroiliac joint pain. Or it coul... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See an osteopathic : Physician for a standing structural exam to see if you have a short leg syndrome.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Excessive dandruff: Could be a sign of fungal infection of the scalp called tinea capitis. Try ketoconazole shampoo.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Is a brand name, and a combination of two medications. One is hydrocodone, an opiod, the other is Acetaminophen found in tylenol (acetaminophen). 10 r... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
If you're: Able to walk without significant pain or clicking, you will be ok.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Yes: This leads to core muscle weakness and predisposes you to back injury. Start core exercises as soon as possible and kick the corset.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Could be: A degenerative problem in the neck portion of your spine causing nerve compression. See your doctor for evaluation.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See a doctor: For an evaluation. An auto immune or infectious process may be the cause.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Sounds like slipped: Rib. See an osteopathic physician or a physical therapist if the problem persists. Try swimming or hanging on the pull-up bar while taking deep breath... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Possible: Meniscal tears or ligament or tendon problems, see your orthopedic doctor.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
At 44: You're a bit too young for shingles. See another doctor.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
In the 21st century: We have ultrasound that shows whether you have a single or multiple intra-uterine pregnancy.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Could be: A common reaction to fentanyl or morphine in the labor epidural if that's what you had.
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Not a good idea: To find an answer here because no one knows you better than your doctor. Best strategy is to take all your medical records to another physician for a ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Could be few reasons: You need a detailed history and physical exam by your primary physician or a neurologist to narrow down a long list of possibilities and make you bett... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See a physician: You could have a stomach problem that can feel like pain in the back (referred pain), as well as the pancreas, gallbladder or heart problem.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Talk to your doctor: about switching to a different class or different opiod medication. Nausea is a common side effect for oxycodone.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
The best combo: Is to address the underlying issue of anxiety, depression and insomnia with the help of your psychologist or psychiatrist, if not them, your pastor, c... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
1500 mg of: Acetaminophen at once is a large dose and you shouldn't take more than 3000 mg total per day on a regular basis. It's good to combine tylenol (acetami... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Sciatic doesn't: Radiate to the groin. You probably have sacroiliac joint pain which radiates to the groin or nerve pain from higher up in the lumbar spine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Sounds like: Pain due to slipped rib syndrome or rib dysfunction, or costochondritis. Try some otc ibuprophen for a few days and see your doctor for physical exam ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Because: It helps dry the water in the ear canal. Moist ear canal is a breading ground for infections.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See your doctor: This could be a number of things, some of them dangerous or it could be a psychological response to stressors. Best to see your doctor for work up, so... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See the gynecologist: For an evaluation. It may be nothing or endometriosis as well as many other things. You won't know without proper work up.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
Not many: The baby may go into withdrawal immediately after birth though. Talk to your obstetrician about this.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
Pain Management 13 years experience
See a doctor: For a physical exam and imaging. This could be a serious problem if you had numbness in both legs. There could be a problem with your spine causing ne... Read More

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Jun 13, 2013
Impressive thoughts in his answers!
HealthTap member
Jul 6, 2017
You are one of the kindest, caring, and compassionate physicians I have ever met. You care about me and all of my pain. i have never had anyone give a darn about me. i am not good at giving compli...Read More
HealthTap member
Nov 11, 2014
Great Dr to talk too, he asks the right questions and goes over his conclusion with you. Has a sense of humor and good manners.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! In Columbus, GA as of about 4-6mons ago it it has become nearly impossible to obtain. It has really caused me some problems. Thanks much
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for responding so quickly. Was very worried it had something to do with my popliteal artery. Leg aneurysm or something.
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Thanks for your quick reply! I went to my GP and they gave me some sleeping anti depression tablets that work. His opinion: it was caused by draft during sleep. Thanks

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 2008MD

Residency

ADVOCATE ILLINOIS MASONIC MEDICAL CENTER

Awards

Excellence in Research
Top Doctor, Third Place, Orange County Region, CA - Summer
2013
Top Anesthesiologist, Third Place, National - Summer
2013

Affiliations

University of California Los Angeles
Eisenhower medical center
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