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Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Shikhman

Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD is a rheumatology specialist in San Diego, CA and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Second Moscow Ni Pirogov State Medical Institute in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.


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Dr. Shikhman accepts the following insurance:

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Humana
MultiPlan
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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shikhman's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Fibromyalgia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shikhman treats Fibromyalgia more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shikhman treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shikhman treats Gout more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shikhman treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Chondrocalcinosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shikhman treats Chondrocalcinosis more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shikhman treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Shikhman's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acupuncture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antibiotic Infusion
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Biological Therapy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diet Counseling
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Care Philosophy

Our approach to patients care is based on state of the art diagnosis in combination with the best of Western and Eastern therapies

Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1999
Scripps Green Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
1997
Oklahoma University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1995
Oklahoma University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1982
Second Moscow Ni Pirogov State Medical Institute
Medical School
1999
1997
1995
1982

Languages

  • Russian
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shikhman's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shikhman

4.0

Based on 38 reviews

5 Stars
73.6842105263158%
(28)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
2 Stars
2.6315789473684212%
(1)
1 Star
21.05263157894737%
(8)

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Dr. Shikhman is a genius. He shows so much compassion and interest in his patients and will find a reason for an illness. I suffered with many physical problems until Dr. Shikhman found I was highly gluten intolerant. Now he is searching for what is causing my stomach lining infection and I totally trust him. I relocated back to San Diego after 5 years and have total confidence that Dr. Shikhman will find a cause. He truly is a genius.
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After initial $600 appt w/ PA, my follow-up was w/ Shikhman. He walked into the room preoccupied w/ other matters. He stood against the door, quickly ran through lab results, told me to avoid certain foods, take $150+/mon probiotic for 6 months, & then return for retesting & treatment. I've been suffering for a decade, now I'm supposed to wait 6 months for treatment? What's the point of retesting if there's no treatment? I felt like there was no care & compassion. Time w/ him was at most 10 min.
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One star is too much for him. Please read my complete rating on google at the google rating. I don't think you should trust your health to a mean Dr. like him.
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Dr. Shikhman is very thorough and truly cares about his patients well being.
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Dr. Shikhman has been like sunshine on a rainy day for my whole family. He has diagnosed us and has discovered our health issues that we have been battling for years. The staff is so sweet and caring and always welcome me with warm smiles and take a great interest in my progression and how I'm feeling. I recently moved to Arkansas and fly home just to see him. His knowledge and expertise is a notch above the rest and it feels so great to finally have answers and someone that wants to help.
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Dr. Alexander Shikhman is gifted with vision of comprehensive evaluation. If your condition falls under his specialty of care, he WILL save you! He will spend time listening to you! He is the only medial doctor I have met (and I have met many!!!) who has the genius and motivation to help you feel better. He is extremely compassionate. Dr. Shikhman has saved my life more than once. Every day I am alive to be with my children, I owe him!!!!! I am grateful and honored to call him my physican.
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I love this Dr. He's definitely an expert in his field. He discovered my Sjogren's was potentially caused by dormant infections and could be reversed. He found the gene mutation that makes me more susceptible to Celiac and told me to go gluten free, which has helped so much. I never knew how much connected to my AI issues. He also put my on LDN, when many Rheumy's laugh at you for even bringing it up. If you are struggling with AI and are in pain - GO SEE HIM!
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Consultation $600.00 that you have to pay on top of your co pay before you see him. Follow up appointment $155.00 Laboratory, thousands of dollars for tests I really doubt I needed them. He is not friendly, or empathetic. He doesn't invest much time with you. Worst experience ever with a doctor!!!
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Amazing, intelligent doctor. I've sent my friends to him and he has been able to diagnose conditions accurately many other doctors missed.
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