Dr. Richard Docherty, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 70

Dr. Docherty
Accepting new patients

Los Alamitos Surgery Center

10921 Cherry St Ste 100 Los Alamitos, CA 90720

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Dr. Richard Docherty, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Godfrey Huggins School Of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Docherty to book an appointment.

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I visited Dr. Docherty when he was at DT. Mary’s Hospital in Long Beach, CA. Thought he was the most honest, trustworthy Dr./person I’d visited. Understood my Pain Management better than any other Dr. I have ever been to regarding the huge amount of pain i have in both knees. Ty Dr. Docherty. Sincerely, Joshua Barclay.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Care Philosophy

Our Mission: To provide a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic pain disorders with compassion


  • Pain Medicine


W Va Hosps
Fellowship Hospital
W Va University Hosps
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W Va University Hosps
Internship Hospital
Godfrey Huggins School Of Medicine
Medical School
University of California At Los Angeles
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Richard Docherty, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Docherty frequently treats Myofascial Trigger Point Injection, Chronic Neck Pain, and Fibromyalgia. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Docherty treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Docherty, MD's office located?

Dr. Docherty's office is located at 10921 Cherry St Ste 100, Los Alamitos, CA 90720. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Docherty's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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Dr. Docherty performs Myofascial Trigger Point Injection more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Docherty performs this procedure more than 89% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain

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Dr. Docherty treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Docherty treats this condition more than 89% of his peers


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Dr. Docherty treats Fibromyalgia more than 86% of his peers

Dr. Docherty treats this condition more than 86% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deposition Disease-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Epstein Barr Virus-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep Disturbance-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Tension Myositis-Related Fibromyalgia
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Dr. Docherty's conditions and procedures:

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

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(562) 795-5600


Los Alamitos Surgery Center

Los Alamitos Surgery Center10921 Cherry St Ste 100 Los Alamitos, CA 90720