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Lisa Kroopf, MD

  • Primary Specialty: Pain Medicine
  • Languages Spoken: Spanish, English
  • Gender: Female

About Dr. Kroopf

Lisa R. Kroopf, MD, an Interventional Pain and Spine Physician, joined the Salinas Valley Medical Clinic, Orthopedics, Podiatry Spine & Sports Medicine in 2017. She specializes in relieving both chronic and acute pain through a wide range of minimally-invasive surgical and non-surgical techniques She completed her Residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation as well as her Fellowship in Pain Medicine at Loma Linda University Medical Center in Loma Linda, CA. She earned her medical degree from the Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara, School of Medicine in Guadalajara, Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California at Santa Barbara. Dr. Kroopf is an Interventional Pain Specialist. Her medical training is deeply rooted in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary (bio-psycho-social) approach, with focus on advanced interventional pain treatments, coupled with patient education and adjuvant therapies to optimally improve the well-being of her patients. She is dedicated to delivering pain care in a patient-centered manner, and her primary goals include the following: improving patients' quality of life and physical function, decreasing reliance on pain medications, and facilitating return to work and daily activities.

Dr. Kroopf has the privilege of serving on the Board of Directors for the California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians. She is an active member of the following medical societies: American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, American Board of Pain Medicine, North American Neuromodulation Society, Women in Neuromodulation, and The Spine Intervention Society.

She is a native Californian and currently resides in Salinas with her husband and two children. Dr. Kroopf is fluent in Spanish. In her leisure time, she enjoys travel, yoga and snowboarding.

Affiliations SVMC Orthopedics, Podiatry, Spine & Sports Medicine
Education
  • Medical School
  • Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara Guadalajara, Mexico
  • College
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    Santa Barbara, CA
  • Fellowship
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Pain Medicine
    Loma Linda, CA
  • Residency
  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    Loma Linda, CA
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Pain Medicine and American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Medical Interests Areas of Interest:
  • Orthopedic Podiatry
  • Sports Medicine
  • Cervical, thoracic, lumbar spine injections
  • Facet nerve blocks
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Botox for chronic migraines
  • Spasticity and cervical dystonia
  • Minimally invasive techniques for lumbar spinal stenosis