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Lee Erlendson, M.D., FIPP, DABIPP

Dr. Lee Erlendson is an expert in pain management with over 35 years of experience.


His interest in medicine and pain management began at a young age after his mother battled with syringomyelia, a disorder that afflicts the spinal cord. 


He began his medical career in Nashville, where he studied at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Upon graduation, he went on to complete his internal medical residency at the University of Hawaii. After serving as the Medical Director of the Emergency Room at Kern Valley Hospital, he completed his anesthesiology residency at the UC Davis Medical Center.

In 1986 Dr. Erlendson joined the medical staff at Eisenhower Medical Center. During his time there, he served as a lead investigator for methylnaltrexone as a candidate for reversing opioid-induced constipation. In 2004 he founded Rancho Mirage Pain Associates when he found there was a need in the community for a center that could properly address people's pain needs. He has dual board certification in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine through the ABA (American Board of Anesthesiology). He is also a Fellow of Interventional Pain Practice and a Diplomate for the American Board of Interventional Pain Physicians.

Most recently Dr. Erlendson has served as a pain management specialist for various news segments including KMIR's Desert Living Show and Your Health Matters with Janet Zappala. He has also been awarded Top Doctor in Palm Springs Life 2016 and 2017. Top Doctor Awards are granted to those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. 

Watch Dr. Erlendson discuss the neuro-transmitter, one of the most cutting-edge, medically advanced pain treatment options on the KMIR Desert Living Show.

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Dr. Erlendson
Awarded Top Doctor 7 Years in a Row

Palm Springs Life awards Dr. Erlendson as a Top Doctor in the Valley every year since 2016 based on clinical excellence and highest standards of patient care. 

How To Prevent Pain

Dr. Lee Erlendson discusses how to prevent and cope with chronic pain in this featured article in Palm Springs Life magazine

KMIR Interviews
Best Doctors in Valley


Watch Dr. Erlendson discuss one of the most exciting pain management treatments.

The Opioid Crisis in America

Powerful painkillers are taking over America. Dr. Erlendson talked about the opioid crisis with KMIR's Your Health Matters with Janet Zappala.

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“Dr. Erlendson is fantastic. I had a spinal injury and was in severe pain and his team scheduled me in that week for a consultation, had MRI results to me quickly and alleviated my pain with a lumbar epidural all within just a couple days.  Beautiful office and friendly staff and did not have to wait.  This was the best medical experience I've ever encountered.”

Nohe M.

“These folks are amazing...Dr. Erlendson and staff. I've been to two other pain specialists and nobody has even come close to the expertise of these doctors. They are committed to resolving your pain issues. Best relief I've ever had.”

Todd S.

“I really don't think I could have any real existence without the wonderful Dr. Erlendson. I feel so safe with him. The days I need a cortisone injection, don't even scare me anymore. I know I'm in the best of hands in the valley.
 Everyone who works for Dr. Erlendson is the "Best". You will never find more compassionate people than behind these doors."

Roberta E.

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39000 Bob Hope Drive

Warke Health, Suite 1203

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

On the campus of Eisenhower Health

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday  8am – 5pm

Phone: (760) 773-3075   ·   Fax: (760) 773-3091 

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