Dr. David Chow, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

California Spine Center 2123 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste K Walnut Creek, CA 94598 Get Directions
Dr. David Chow, MD

Dr. David Chow, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Walnut Creek, CA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

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Dr. Chow's Performance
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in CA |
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 my entire back and is covered by the insurance carrier, he won't treat my mid-back "unless I have another insurance" he said as he chuckled. Time for a new doctor
Walnut Creek, CA |
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 through the nose for health care, we deserve better.
in Orinda, CA |
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 understanding that he's not a counselor or baby sitter. He can help you if you're honest and sincere. If you want to complain and waste his time, you're not going to get any sympathy.
in Vacaville, CA |
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.
Martinez, California |
Dr. Chow displays an arrogant demeanor and additionally made me feel like I was wasting his time.
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Dr. Chow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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
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Board Certifications

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  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)


  • Medical School
    Northeastern Ohio Universities College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1996

  • Internship Hospital
    Ohio State University Medical Center The

    Completed in 1997

  • Residency Hospital
    Ohio State University Medical Center The

    Completed in 2000

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Hospital Of The University Of Pennsylvania

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection