Dr. David Chow, MD

Dr. David Chow, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
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Age 46
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Dr. David Chow, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in pain medicine and physical medicine & rehabilitation.

2123 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste K

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Guardian
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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

Herniated Disc
high
more than 88% of peers
Low Back Pain
high
more than 85% of peers
Spondylosis
high
more than 84% of peers

Dr. Chow's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

2  Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

45  Conditions Treated

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6  Procedures

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

  • Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Ohio State University Medical Center The
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Ohio State University Medical Center The
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • magna cum laude with Honors, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, 1992
  • Chief Resident, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, The Ohio State Univercity Medical Center, 1999-2000
Media & Publications

Dr. Chow has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chow's Reviews

2.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chow to family and friends
39 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (24)

Dr. Chow's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    FAIR
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    GOOD
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    GOOD
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

This doctor? Is a real piece of work. Watch out for him. He disrespected my disabled wife. We are in the process of filing a formal complaint.. What he said to her is unbelievable.. He should be ashamed but he is to oblivious to people.
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Dr. Chow seems to be mostly interested in getting paid. I have had good results with the injections I have received but he will not see me unless it is preapproved by the insurance carrier even though it is covered without preapproval. His bedside manner could be better. Although my injury involves...more
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They were confused about who referred me, the forms were numerous, disorganized and were essentially photocopies of photocopies. When I showed up for my follow up, they somehow "didn't have me on the schedule". They wasted my entire day by somehow forgetting I had an appointment. As patients paying...more
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I've been seeing Dr. David W. Chow since before 2013 for different back and neck problems. I admire his knowledge and skill and his humility. He referred me to a spine surgeon after I shattered a vertebrae in an accident because it was too complicated. I recommend everyone to him with the...more
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Finally after years of pain and fighting the workmens comp. people, doctor Chow was able to convince them that I needed a nerve ablation. Now I am off pain medication completly and feeling a lot better. Thank you doctor Chow.
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