Who We Are

About Us

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About Us

Who We Are

The goal of Southwest Pain Management is to allow our patients to be the best they can be even if they have had multiple surgeries, and conditions that result in chronic pain.

Our offices serve Los Angeles through Ventura County and are open 5 days a week to meet your specific needs. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and goals.

We are dedicated to making your life better!

Who We Are

Meet The Team


Philip J. Morgan, MD

Dr. Morgan chose anesthesiology as a specialty with plans to start practice in the then-new sub-specialty of pain management.

Dr. Morgan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California San Diego and graduated from medical school at the USC School of Medicine. He completed a surgical internship and then went on to work at the renowned Rancho Los Amigos hospital in Los Angeles, completing a fellowship in orthopedic rehabilitation. This consisted of working with a multidisciplinary team to manage complex and difficult long-term management plans for stroke, head, trauma, spinal cord injury, and other conditions associated with chronic pain and disability. He completed his anesthesiology residency at UCLA and then a pain management fellowship at UCLA.

He started Southwest Pain Management after completing his fellowship. Southwest has grown to a practice serving the greater Los Angeles area and Ventura County.

Bridgett Lerma, MSN APRN NP-C


Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner licensed in the state of California and board-certified by The American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Specialized in pain management.

Highly adept at diagnosing and treating chronic pain conditions with skilled background in the emergency room settings to include Santa Paula, Ojai and Ventura.

Solutions-oriented, caring and works one on one with patients to create individualized comprehensive treatment plans that provide positive outcomes.

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Rachel Daling, MSN APRN NP-C

I am Rachel Daling, a pain management nurse practitioner at Southwest Pain Management who partners closely with Dr. Philip Morgan, MD. I have a Bachelor of Science in Information Management, then pursued my interest in nursing and graduated Bachelor of Science in Nursing. I have been a nurse for over 15 years. I completed my Master of Science in Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2021. I am a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner who provides comprehensive pain management to patients with chronic pain. I perform in-office pain assessments, minimally invasive pain interventions like trigger point injections and medication management. I previously practiced pain management in Orange County, California.

I am certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and a current American Association of Nurse Practitioners member. I am also certified in Basic Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

My experiences in Orthopedics and Occupational specialties help me understand the depth of chronic pain. I am passionate about helping patients manage their chronic pain, improve their functionality, and enhance their quality of life.

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Serving Los Angeles and Ventura County areas. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your individual needs and goals.

We are dedicated to making your life better!