A southern Californian native, Dr. Lai completed his medical training at Tufts University where he subsequently served as a clinical instructor. He is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Lai also holds board certifications in Pain Medicine and Independent Medical Examiners. He is serving as the managing partner at the offices of Desert Pain & Rehabilitation Associates based in Rancho Mirage for the past 8 years and is the medical director of Centers of Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine in Placentia, California.
Dr. Lai’s primary goal is to achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive rehabilitation. Dr. Lai’s professional interests include interventional pain management, neuro-musculoskeletal disorders, electro-diagnostics, and last but not least industrial and occupational rehabilitation. His approach to caring is based on improvements in quality of life through improvements in function. Dr. Lai understands that physicians today must have superb clinical expertise, plus an understanding of business advocacy systems to help patients access the insurance, medical care, and the support required when facing an injury in order to help people improve their quality of life.