Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(33)
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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.

4125 Sorrento Valley Blvd Ste A

San Diego, CA 92121

Contact Information

(858) 794-9192

Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD

Dr. Alexander Shikhman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Shikhman performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Elbow Injuries
very high
more than 99% of peers
Gout
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shikhman "Our approach to patients care is based on state of the art diagnosis in combination with the best of Western and Eastern therapies"
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • 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
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • 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 Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • 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

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shikhman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shikhman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shikhman to family and friends
4.1
based on 33 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Shikhman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
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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.
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 accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Shikhman has admitting privileges

Scripps Mercy Hospital Chula Vista
435 H St
Chula Vista, CA 91910
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