Peter Abaci, MD

Highlights

See it, believe it, achieve it."

— Peter Abaci, MD

Experience

Peter Abaci, MD, is a former writer for Verywell Health covering pain. He is certified in anesthesia and pain management by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He serves as the medical director of the nationally-recognized Bay Area Pain and Wellness Center, located in Los Gatos, Calif., which he cofounded with Dr. John Massey.

A widely respected expert on chronic pain management and a highly successful chronic pain sufferer, he is the author of "Take Charge of Your Chronic Pain: The Latest Research, Cutting-Edge Tools," and "Alternative Treatments for Feeling Better." Dr. Abaci also serves as an expert and weekly contributor for the Chronic Pain Community on WebMD. Dr. Abaci began his quest to radically change conventional chronic pain thinking and treatment after dealing with the agony of his second anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear. His mission is to help transform the way medicine treats pain and to restore hope for healing and optimum long-term health. Dr. Abaci focuses on developing alternative solutions to treating chronic pain by drawing on neuroscience research, evidence-based medicine, ancient healing remedies, stress management techniques, nutrition principles, exercise programs, art therapy, and real-life lessons.

Education

Dr. Abaci received his bachelor’s degree and graduated magna cum laude from UC San Diego, attended medical school at the University of Southern California, and performed his specialty training in pain management at UC San Francisco.

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