Beth Darnall, PhD

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you accepting new patients?

I see new patients at the Stanford Pain Management Center but only for a one-time evaluation that includes treatment recommendations and referrals. Follow-up care (classes or individual work, depending on the recommendations) may be done in-house at the SPMC by another therapist or in the community. The one exception is that I teach a single-session, 2-hour pain psychology class in the clinic, and if you are a SPMC patient you are more than welcome to attend and even bring a friend or family member with you. Stanford Pain Management Website:

How do I go forward with getting a new evaluation with you?

The Stanford Pain Management Center is a multidisciplinary pain clinic. It includes an evaluation by a pain physician first, then refers you to physical therapy and pain psychology. You may also be referred for acupuncture, special classes, nutrition services or addictionology based on your treatment needs. Ask your primary care provider to fax a completed referral form to the SPMC for a multidisciplinary evaluation. The referral form is found on the clinic website. Please refer the clinic website for details, and call clinic staff with any questions regarding the process 650-723-6238. Your insurance benefits will need to be approved before you are called to schedule.

Do you have a private practice?


Do you have any ongoing research studies I could join?

Yes! Some of the studies involve free treatment for chronic pain. Please visit this website for details