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Sarmistha Kumar, DO

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine
  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Sarmistha Kumar, DO
4.4 157 Ratings
Accepts new patients
age-group-adults-color Treats adults


Scripps Coastal Medical Center Vista
130 Cedar Rd
Ste 102
Vista, CA 92083
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  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


  • Spanish
  • Bengali
  • English


Sarmistha Kumar, DO, is a physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist (non-surgical orthopedics) with subspecialties in neurological and musculoskeletal disorders. She is fellowship trained in spine and interventional pain.

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 when needed.

She also advises alternative medicine and self-help for patients with pain, including meditation, yoga and exercise. Her focus is on non-opioid options for managing pain.

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

Medical Education

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


  • Union Memorial Hospital, Internship-Medicine, 1999


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


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

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