Tariq I Hilal, DO, QME


Tariq, Hilal, DO, MS, QME, is a licensed Osteopathic Pain Medicine Physician who is available for PQMEs, AMEs or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout California.


Tariq Hilal, DO, MS, QME, is a board-certified sports and spine physician practicing at South Coast Sports and Spine Medicine in Los Alamitos, California. His mission is to provide comprehensive, holistic care to patients living throughout Southern California.

Dr. Hilal completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California Irvine, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in biological sciences. He then went on to study at Drexel University College of Medicine, where he earned his Masters in Medical Sciences in 2008. Dr. Hilal earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in 2012. He completed his subsequent internship at Mount Sinai South Nassau and his residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He completed an interventional spine fellowship in 2017 under the tutelage of Dr. Christopher Huston who serves as the spine consultant for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

At South Coast Sports and Spine Medicine, Dr. Hilal takes a conservative, lifestyle centered approach to treating back pain, neck pain, and sports injuries. Dr. Hilal may offer injections to help you find meaningful relief such as epidurals, facet blocks, radiofrequency ablations, joint injections and regenerative medicine.

To stay up to date with the latest advances in medicine, Dr. Hilal maintains professional memberships with various organizations, including the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), and the North American Spine Society. He is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

In addition to speaking English, Dr. Hilal also speaks Arabic and Spanish, making him accessible to patients from a variety of backgrounds.

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