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Dr. Richard Docherty, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 68

Dr. Docherty

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 been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Godfrey Huggins School Of Medicine in 1982 and specializes in pain medicine.

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  • 16 – 30 minutes
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What People Say About Dr. Richard Docherty, MD
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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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
Residency Hospital
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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(562) 795-5600

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Docherty's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
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Treatment Frequency

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

Treatment Frequency

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

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


Treatment Frequency

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

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