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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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shinaman to family and friends is 4.1 out of 5