Dr. David Chow, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 45
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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. Dr. Chow is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek.


2123 Ygnacio Valley Rd Ste K

Walnut Creek, CA 94598

Contact Information

(925) 926-0195

Dr. David Chow, MD

Dr. David Chow, MD

Accepted insurance

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

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

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Dr. Chow's Experience

Dr. Chow's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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


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

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.


  • 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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chow to family and friends
based on 37 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Chow's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • 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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Chow accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Chow has admitting privileges

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
1601 Ygnacio Valley Rd
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
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