Dr. Richard Shinaman, MD

Dr. Richard Shinaman, MD

Pain Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
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Dr. Richard Shinaman, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Pleasanton, CA. He is 45 years old. Read his story

2324 Santa Rita Rd Ste 6

Pleasanton, CA 94566

Contact Information

(925) 287-1256

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Chronic Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Fibromyalgia
very high
more than 99% of peers
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Dr. Shinaman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shinaman "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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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
2

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lower Half Headache
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Major Depressive Disorder-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Migraine
  • Muscle Contraction Headache
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuropathy, Motor and Sensory
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Primary Fibromyalgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Fibromyalgia
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Headache

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Procedures

  • Acupuncture
  • Biofeedback
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Discography
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluroscopically-Guided Spinal Injection
  • Implantable Peripheral Neurostimulator
  • Joint Drainage
  • Ketamine Infusions
  • Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Treatment
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • 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)
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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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.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shinaman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shinaman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shinaman to family and friends
4.1
based on 13 total reviews (1 with a comment)
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. Shinaman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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