Dr. Richard Docherty, MD

Dr. Richard Docherty, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 66
Dr. Richard Docherty, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Los Alamitos, CA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Godfrey Huggins School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in pain medicine.

10921 Cherry St Ste 100

Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Top Care Areas

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Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
very high
more than 90% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
more than 88% of peers
more than 85% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Docherty "Our Mission: To provide a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosing and treating acute and chronic pain disorders with compassion"

1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

17  Conditions Treated

19  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.


  • University Of California At Los Angeles
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Godfrey Huggins School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • W Va University Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • W Va University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • W Va Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1988

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Docherty has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Docherty's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Docherty to family and friends
8 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Docherty'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
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