Insurance & Billing

As a courtesy to our patients, we will bill your primary and supplemental insurance. We accept many local health plans as well as workers compensation. Our staff is happy to guide you through the insurance process.


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The Pain Management Specialists currently contract with
the following insurance companies:

Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Core Source
Gold Coast Health Plan
United Health Care

We also contract with Sansum Clinic
for the following insurance companies:

Blue Cross
Blue Shield
Aetna HMO
Health Net

Please note that if you are a Sansum Clinic patient and you have an HMO, prior authorization will need to be obtained by your Primary Care Provider.


Auto Accidents:

In the case of insurance coverage for auto accidents, the insurance company will settle with the patient not the physician. Accordingly, payment is required at the time of the visit. Our office can provide you with the necessary information to seek reimbursement from your auto or health insurance company.

Please note that all billing should be addressed to:

P.O. Box 30733
Santa Barbara, CA 93130


To schedule follow-up appointments, call Dr. Benson’s office at (805) 682-5520.

Our friendly staff is here to support you.

Let us know if you have any questions. Call us at: 805.682.5520.

Jeoffrey P. Benson M.D., PhD.

The director of the Pain Management Specialists is Dr. Jeoffrey Benson. Dr. Benson has practiced interventional pain management in association with the Anesthesia Medical Group of Santa Barbara since 1991. In 2003, he opened his private practice in pain management. He is board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Management Specialties. He sees consults and performs procedures in his office and in addition performs procedures at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, Premier Surgery Center, Summit Surgery Center, Marian Medical Center and Plaza Surgery Center in Santa Maria....

Mark Davis M.D.

Dr. Mark Davis, an interventional pain management specialist, attended the University of Mississippi medical center where he graduated in the top 20 percent of his class. While in medical school he participated in the Scholars Research program, where he investigated the health effects of obesity on the cardiovascular system.  He then completed his residency in anesthesiology and a fellowship in pain management at the world renowned Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.  While training at Cedar Sinai, he mastered the latest techniques in interventional pain management....


Maxine Avila

Nurse and Case Manager

Christine Gutierrez

Office Manager – Billing Manager

Sarah Ybarra

Office Coordinator – Scheduler

Maria Ringwald

Nurse – Case Manager