Sarmistha Kumar, DO

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Dr. Sarmistha Kumar, DO


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Scripps Coastal Medical Center Cedar-Vista
130 Cedar Rd
Vista, CA 92083
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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation


Sarmistha Kumar, DO, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with subspecialties in neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. She is fellowship trained in spine and interventional pain medicine and has also trained in ayurvedic medicine.

Dr. Kumar is experienced in performing spinal, joint, muscle, nerve and tendon injections, as well as electromyography (EMG)/nerve conduction studies. She uses fluoroscopic guidance for spinal, intercostal and sacroiliac injections and ultrasound guidance for nerve and musculoskeletal injections.

She also focuses on alternative medicine and self-help for patients with pain, including meditation, yoga, Ayurveda and exercise. She personally performs all medically necessary procedures and monitors pain medication use for each patient.

Dr. Kumar prides herself on offering care that is highly specialized, personalized, holistic and unique. In her spare time she enjoys travel and is interested in Ayurveda and spirituality.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab, Pain Medicine, 2005
  • American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine, Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 2004
  • American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehab, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2003

Medical Education

  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, DO, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 1998


  • Union Memorial Hospital, Internship-Medicine, 1999


  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2002


  • LAGS Spine and Sports Care, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 2003
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