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Dr. Michael Lowenstein WAISMANN METHOD Opioid Treatment Specialists and Rapid Detox Center Medical Director

Michael H. Lowenstein, MPH, M.D.

The World’s Premier Authority on Anesthesia-Assisted Opioid Detoxification

Meet Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein, MPH, M.D., the esteemed Owner of AAMOD (Anesthesia Assisted Opioid Detoxification) and our revered Medical Director. Dr. Lowenstein oversees all medical care our patients receive, embodying the pinnacle of medical innovation and excellence. His exceptional expertise and experience shine brightly in the medical community, marked by a rare quadruple board certification from leading healthcare institutions. Dr. Lowenstein has revolutionized the fields of anesthesiology, pain management, addiction medicine, and anti-aging & regenerative medicine with his groundbreaking work.

Globally recognized for his advancements in opioid detoxification through sedation, Dr. Lowenstein has detoxified thousands of patients, setting the gold standard with his meticulous and unparalleled approach. His technique, blends exceptional safety with superior outcomes, establishes him as an unrivaled authority in accelerated opioid detoxification. His reputation as the premier expert in rapid detoxification not only spans the United States but also garners international acclaim, drawing attention and respect from medical practitioners around the world. Dr. Lowenstein’s  deep insights are frequently highlighted in interviews and features across numerous international media platforms.

At the heart of Dr. Lowenstein’s work is his unwavering commitment to patient welfare. He passionately advocates for every individual’s right to achieve the highest quality of life, believing firmly that top-tier healthcare should be accessible to all. Dr. Lowenstein stands as a symbol of hope, transformation, and relentless dedication to medical excellence, always prioritizing the well-being and recovery of his patients.


Post-Graduate Education:
Fellowship in Restorative and Function Medicine, 12/2007-12/2009
Advanced Fellowship

Loma Linda University Medical Center
07/1989 – 06/1992
Loma Linda, California
Anesthesiology Residency

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
07/1988 – 06/1989
San Jose, California
Transitional Internship

Loma Linda University Medical Center
Loma Linda, California
Doctor of Medicine

University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California
Masters of Public Health

The University of California at Irvine
Irvine, California
Bachelors of Science, Biological Science


Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator
Advanced Cardiac Life Support


Waismann Method®
12/1998 – present
Beverly Hills, California
Advanced Treatment of Opiate Dependency
Medical Director

Michael Lowenstein, MD, APMC
11/2001 – present
Santa Ana, California
Comprehensive Pain Management

Newport Beach Headache and Pain Institute
02/2000 – 04/2002
Newport Beach, California
Multi-disciplinary Chronic Pain Management

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
11/2000 – 04/2001
Long Beach, California
Department of Anesthesiology

Orange Coast Memorial
Medical Center
01/1996 – 11/2000
Fountain Valley, California
Vice-Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute Pain Management Services
Chairman, Physician Well-Being Committee

Coast Pain Management
01/1996 – 01/2000
Fountain Valley, California
Multi-disciplinary Chronic Pain Management
Medical Director

FHP, Inc.
07/1992 – 01/1996
Fountain Valley, California
Vice-Chairman, Department of Anesthesiology
Director, Acute and Chronic Pain Management Services

California Diabetes Control Program
07/1983 – 06/1984
San Bernardino, California
NIH-CDC funded program for Prevention of Diabetes
Complications, Director

Professional Associations

  1. American Society of Addiction Medicine
  2. American Academy of Anti-Aging and Restorative Medicine
  3. Institute for Functional Medicine
  4. American Society of Interventional Pain Practitioners
  5. American Association of Pain Management in Ultrasound
  6. International Spinal Injection Society
  7. California Society of the Industrial Medical Council
  8. American Academy of Pain Management
  9. American Society of Regional Anesthesia


  1. American Board of Medical Examiners, Diplomate 07/1989
  2. American Board of Anesthesiology, Diplomate 04/1993
  3. American Board of Anesthesiology, 09/1994
    Added Qualification In Pain Management
  4. American Board of Pain Medicine, Diplomate 03/1996
  5. American Board of Addiction Medicine, Diplomate 2009
  6. Qualified Medical Examiner, State of California 09/2001
  7. American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative 12/2009
  8. Medicine, Diplomate

Waismann Method Medical Group

Dr. Michael Lowenstein’s leadership at Waismann Method Medical Group stands as a remarkable example of innovation and dedication in the medical field, especially concerning the treatment of opioid dependency. His pioneering work in opioid detoxification under anesthesia has significantly advanced this area of medicine, contributing to safer, more effective, and patient-centered detoxification processes.

Waismann Method, under Dr. Michael Lowenstein’s guidance, emphasizes rapid detoxification from opioids while under medical supervision, aiming to minimize withdrawal symptoms and reduce the treatment’s duration. This approach is particularly noted for its focus on patient safety, comfort, and the holistic recovery process, addressing both physical and psychological aspects of addiction.

Dr. Lowenstein’s efforts have indeed set a new benchmark in addiction treatment, inspiring medical professionals worldwide to adopt and refine advanced detoxification methods. His dedication to research, patient care, and continuous improvement has helped many individuals on their journey to recovery, underscoring the significant impact of his contributions on both individuals and the broader medical community.

By pushing the boundaries of traditional addiction treatment and championing innovative detox methods, Dr. Lowenstein has played a crucial role in transforming lives and advancing healthcare practices related to opioid addiction. His work not only represents a significant leap forward in treating a pressing public health issue but also serves as an inspiration for continued innovation in medical treatment and patient care.


For Consultations or Media Inquiries:

For individuals seeking a consultation with Dr. Michael H. Lowenstein and to learn more about the pioneering treatments offered at Waismann Method Medical Group, or for media inquiries, please reach out directly by calling 1-310-205-0808. This direct line offers a gateway to expert advice, support, and information on the advanced opioid detoxification treatments that have transformed so many lives under Dr. Lowenstein’s leadership. Whether you are battling opioid dependency or seeking to share this revolutionary approach with a wider audience, don’t hesitate to make the call today and take a significant step towards recovery and awareness.

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