Dr. Richard Shinaman, MD

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Pain Medicine Consultants 2324 Santa Rita Rd Ste 6 Pleasanton, CA 94566 Get Directions
Dr. Richard Shinaman, MD
Dr. Richard Shinaman has a long-standing interest in the field of integrative health and pain medicine. He has completed rigorous training programs in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Stanford University, acupuncture and herbal medicine at UCLA, and pain medicine at the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic. Dr. Shinaman maintains double board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has published numerous scientific articles and specialty based textbook chapters on pain medicine. He was recognized by the California Society of Anesthesiologists as the top research physician in the state, is a Pfizer national pain scholar, and maintains membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. Dr. Shinaman currently lectures nationally on the role of novel opioid medications in the treatment of complicated pain and the cutting edge applications of radiofrequency technology in minimally invasive spine procedures. He is a treating physician for the Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics professional sports organizations. He serves as the chairman of the pain medicine committees at San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Valley Care Hospital. Dr. Shinaman has special expertise in the complicated management of workers compensation injuries and serves as a patient advocate in his role as a California Qualified Medical Evaluator. He spends his free time taking landscape photographs and paddle boarding along the coast.

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Pleasanton Office2324 Santa Rita Rd Ste 6
Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Dr. Shinaman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Danville, CA |
Dr. Shinaman has given me my life back! In 2014 I was struck with debilitating pelvic pain which for the most part, made me house bound as I wasn't able to do much more than lie on my back all day. After 2 years of seeing so many doctors, including specialist and UCSF and Stanford, with no help at all, I finally found Dr. Shinaman. He was the ONLY doctor that has been able to come up with a plan to keep my pain controlled so I can live my life and take care of my family. I am so grateful.
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Dr. Richard Shinaman has a long-standing interest in the field of integrative health and pain medicine. He has completed rigorous training programs in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Stanford University, acupuncture and herbal medicine at UCLA, and pain medicine at the internationally renowned Mayo Clinic. Dr. Shinaman maintains double board certifications in anesthesiology and pain medicine. He has published numerous scientific articles and specialty based textbook chapters on pain medicine. He was recognized by the California Society of Anesthesiologists as the top research physician in the state, is a Pfizer national pain scholar, and maintains membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Shinaman currently lectures nationally on the role of novel opioid medications in the treatment of complicated pain and the cutting edge applications of radiofrequency technology in minimally invasive spine procedures. He is a treating physician for the Oakland Raiders and Oakland Athletics professional sports organizations. He serves as the chairman of the pain medicine committees at San Ramon Regional Medical Center and Valley Care Hospital. Dr. Shinaman has special expertise in the complicated management of workers compensation injuries and serves as a patient advocate in his role as a California Qualified Medical Evaluator. He spends his free time taking landscape photographs and paddle boarding along the coast.

Dr. Shinaman says...

Epidural Steroid Injection, Radiofrequency Lesioning, Diagnostic Discography, Spinal Cord Stimulation, Facet Joint Injections, Selective Nerve Root Blocks, Intrathecal Pumps, Lumbar Sympathetic Blocks, Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression MILD, Neurolytic Blocks, Suprascapular Nerve Block, Celiac Plexus Block, Medial Branch Block, Stellate Ganglion Blocks, Trigger Point Injections, Botox Injections, Fluoroscopic Guided Hyalgan Injection for Knee Pain, Acupuncture, Medication Management, Physical Therapy, Biofeedback, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Electromyography and Nerve Conduction Studies, Ultrasound Guided Injections, Soft Tissue Management Program, Integrative Care, Vertebroplasty, Low dose naltrexone for fibromyalgia, Buprenorphine for chronic pain.

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  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Tension Headache
  • Vascular Headache

Education

  • Medical School
    Harvard Medical School
  • Residency Hospital
    Stanford University
  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clin
  • Other Education
    Harvard
    UCLA

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Acupuncture
  • Acute Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Men's Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Treatment
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Neurostimulation
  • Opiate Detoxification Using Buprenorphine
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Therapy
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS)