Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Orthopedic Surgery, Pain Medicine, Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Spine Surgery
Accepting New Patients


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1450 San Pablo St. HC4 - Suite 5400 Ste 5400, Los Angeles, CA 90033

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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555 N. Nash St. Suite B Ste B, El Segundo, CA 90245

Monday - Friday

9:00 a.m - 6:00 p.m

Walk-ins welcome

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9033 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 400 , Beverly Hills, CA 90211
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9033 Wilshire Blvd. , Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Provider Details

Languages Spoken
Spanish, English
About Christopher C. Ornelas, MD

Christopher C. Ornelas, MD, specializes in nonoperative spinal disorders and electrodiagnostic medicine aimed at relieving and preventing pain. He is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. 


Dr. Ornelas has earned honors for outstanding teaching in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He uses a variety of conservative measures to treat the pain and disability associated with neck and back disorders, including physiotherapy, medications, alternative medicine and spinal injections. 


His research interests include restorative stimulation for low back pain, regenerative medicine and neuromodulation therapy for failed back surgery syndrome, which employs electrical stimulation to treat lower back pain.  


Dr. Ornelas serves as program director for the USC Spine Medicine Fellowship, director of the USC Spine Symposium and an international lecturer — roles that require a high level of continuing education, training and clinical research. He calls on this knowledge to provide his patients with the best possible and newest treatment options. 


Away from USC, he enjoys spending time with family, coaching sports and going to the gym. 

“First and foremost is understanding my patientstreatment goals. Often, we focus on our patients pain; however, we should also pay attention to their function. Using our treatment modalities to restore function should be our goal as a health care provider. 


Most important is striving not only to listen to and understand my patients but also making sure I communicate the care treatment options in a way that is simple and easy to comprehend. 


  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Spine Surgery
Areas of Focus
Non-operative Spinal Disorders
Academic Title
Chief of Spine Medicine, Director of USC Spine Medicine Service, Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

Insurances Accepted

Note: Please contact the practice directly to confirm your health plan is accepted.

Benefits among health plans and employers vary. Please contact your health plan to verify benefits and network providers for specific products. It is important to note that not all of our providers participate in all of a health plan's products or networks.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Covered California
  • Anthem Blue Cross Prudent Buyer
  • Beech Street Corporation /WC
  • Blue Shield Covered California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Brand New Day
  • ChoiceCare Network
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • GEHA
  • Great-West Healthcare of California, Inc.
  • Health Net
  • Health Net Covered California
  • Health Plans of Nevada
  • Interplan
  • Kern Health Systems
  • Laundry and Dry Cleaning Workers Health & Welfare
  • Marian Health Services
  • MultiPlan
  • NEXT
  • Pacificare
  • Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital
  • Private Health Care Systems
  • Take Care (GUAM)
  • TriWest Healthcare Alliance (UHC)
  • Union Roofers Health & Welfare Fund
  • United Healthcare
  • USC Network
  • Watchtower
  • Medicare

Ratings and Reviews

  • Provider Explanations Easy to Understand
  • Provider Gave Easy to Understand Instructions
  • Provider Showed Respect
  • Provider Listened Carefully
  • Provider Knew Medical History
  • Provider Spent Enough Time

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