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Lawrence Raymond Poree


Pain management specialist
Neuromodulation advocate and educator

Dr. Lawrence Poree is a pain medicine specialist with expertise in using the latest interventional techniques to control pain with less reliance on oral medications. He is particularly interested in managing pain and restoring function through neuromodulation, technology that delivers electrical stimulation or medication to targeted areas in the body.

Poree earned his master of public health degree at the University of California, Berkeley, where he also earned a doctoral degree in toxicology. He then completed postdoctorate studies in biomedical engineering at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Stanford University School of Medicine, where he completed a residency in anesthesiology. He completed a fellowship in pain management at UCSF.

Poree serves on the boards of the North American Neuromodulation Society, International Neuromodulation Society and California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians.

  • Education

    Stanford University School of Medicine, 1993

    UC Berkeley, PhD, Toxicology, 1988

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 1984

  • Residencies

    Stanford University, Anesthesiology, 2001

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pain Management, 2002

  • Board Certifications

    Pain Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology

Helping patients regain their quality of life is the goal of my practice.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    136 Ratings
    About our process
    Mar 04, 2023
    As always Dr. Poree was very thorough and considerate caregiver.
    Mar 02, 2023
    I am very thankful to have Dr Poree as my doctor.
    Mar 01, 2023
    All was explained clearly!
    Feb 24, 2023
    Dr. Poree is wonderful and I am very grateful for his care and compassion.
    Feb 18, 2023
    Good Experience
    Feb 16, 2023
    Dr. Poree remains an exceptionally good care provider and communicator.
    Feb 14, 2023
    I thought Dr. Poree was a very nice man!!
    Feb 10, 2023
    The doctor was very professional knowledgeable friendly and helpful. The resident doctor was also very professional and friendly
    Jan 13, 2023
    Dr. Poree is an exceptionally kind and skillful physician.
    Dec 13, 2022
    Dec 05, 2022
    Dr. Poree is an exceptional human being. He is very knowledgeable In his field and Is so willing share his expertise. He explained everything In laymans' terms and made sure that all of my many questions were answered before leaving. He was very calm and did not rush through this first meeting. I was very Impressed with his kind demeanor and sincerely caring to get me out of this severe pain. He did give me hope that I will walk again without pain. I wiah that other doctors would emulate the hopeful spirit that Dr. Poree radiates to his patients
    Oct 26, 2022
    The pain clinic needs to have assistants who actually call patients back
    Oct 10, 2022
    Sep 21, 2022
    Dr Poree is a caring professional person who treated me respectfully.
    Sep 05, 2022
    Thank you
    Aug 22, 2022
    Good experience
    Aug 11, 2022
    Great and informative phone meeting with Dr.
    Jul 12, 2022
    Very professional very good experience.
    Feb 07, 2022
    There were referrals for a different MRI and pelvic floor specialist but everything's labor intensive. I need to try to get a real person to address scheduling
    Dec 17, 2021
    Follow up was to get an MRI soon to determine next steps and follow the timeline the doctor set with me. Except the follow up isn't happening so the timeline just went out the window.
    Jul 28, 2021
    Again he did not do the follow up work he talked about
    Jul 26, 2021
    Again excellent interaction with Dr. Poree. He won or "earned" my full confidence
    Jul 14, 2021
    Jul 04, 2021
    A solid 10.
    Jul 01, 2021
    This doctor (Dr. Poree) was excellent. I wish that it would be possible for me to see him on a regular basis as my treating doctor. My case is workers comp which makes it very difficult. Dr. Poree only served as a second opinion.
    Jun 28, 2021
    Dr. Poree has been great. The surgeon I spoke with was horrible. She was very hard to contact. She did not respond to any of messages or even messages from her assistant about my case for weeks.
    Jun 23, 2021
    I always feel he shows the utmost of concern and care.
    Jun 13, 2021
    Coming in from Santa Rosa it's can be a hassle coming into the City. So if someone in the North Bay were to ask for a recommendation I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Poree if they didn't mind the issues of getting into and out of the City.
    May 17, 2021
    no follow up after visit. so no sure what is happening
    Apr 28, 2021
    due to high pain levels that I was experiencing during the call it is entirely possible that I was given follow up instructions and don't remember what was said.