Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD


Rheumatology | Male

Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD
Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Shikhman is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista.

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Patient Comments (5)
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.
in Dana Point, Ca |
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.
San Diego, CA |
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!
in San Diego CA |
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!!!
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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Dr. Shikhman's 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

Dr. Shikhman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Rheumatology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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 Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Second Moscow Ni Pirogov State Medical Institute

    Graduated in 1982

  • Internship Hospital
    Oklahoma University Medical Center

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Oklahoma University Medical Center

    Completed in 1997

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Scripps Green Hospital

    Completed in 1999

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Antibiotic Infusion
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Biological Therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Diet Counseling
  • Epidural Cortisone Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Exercise Counseling
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • IV Therapy
  • Injection of Tendon
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate