About Us

Dr. Albert Lai M.D Director

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 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 they need when facing an injury. His goal is simple: help people improve their quality of life.

With Dr. Lai, achieve maximal restoration of physical, psychological, social and vocational function through comprehensive 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.

Our Motto

Helping patients on their road to recovery every step of the way.
Maximize Your Life!

Mission Statement

Our goal at Centers of Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine is to restore the functional abilities of our patients – physically, emotionally and socially through our comprehensive multi-disciplinary team approach. Stop or manage pain and live life to the fullest.

Why Choose Dr. Albert Lai M.D?

World class pain management and patient care make every individual’s visit a personalized and supportive experience.

Relieve, restore, and recover with our expert staff, state of the art facility, and comprehensive approach to advanced medical treatment.

Physician Assistants

Roxanne Manuel


Roxanne is a graduate of Western University. She is a member of both the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the California Academy of Physician Assistants.

Elizabeth Keliiholokai


Elizabeth is a graduate of Western University. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.