Dr. Yaoming Gu, MD

Dr. Yaoming Gu, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation •  Male • Age 56

  
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Dr. Yaoming Gu, MD is a Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Specialist in Richmond, VA. Dr. Gu has more experience with Spine, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Pain Management than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Retreat Doctors' Hospital and Henrico Doctors' Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gu to book an appointment.


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National Spine & Pain Centers

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(804) 270-7262
National Spine & Pain Centers - Henrico1630 Wilkes Ridge Pkwy Ste 203 Richmond, VA 23233
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    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr Gu has been treating me for over 10 years. He is kind and knowledgeable. He changed my live of pain, into a pain free life worth living.
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Darlene Grant – Mar 24, 2020
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I have found Dr Gu to be very pleasant always and very professional. His staff and other Drs have always been respectful and pleasant. I tried injections but they did not work for me. Dr Gu and I discussed doing a radio frequency ablasion to deaden the nerves. I had the procedure done and it has helped with the pain. I work closely with Dr Steven for monitoring my situation and he is an outstanding Dr as well. Great bedside manner.
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Cindy Twitchell in Beaverdam, VA – Feb 13, 2019
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Dr Gupta has helped me by giving me attention to my health care.. some things I didn't agree with but I still gave him a chance to help me HE'S EXCELLENT ??
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Ycola Person Smith in Richmond, VA – Feb 06, 2019
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Poor communicator. Kept mumbling under his breath, while walking around, instead of listening to me, and answering my questions. I left feeling thoroughly confused. When I asked about the procedure, he handed me a brochure. I used the restroom before I left, and found several of those same brochures, left in the restroom. I was quite frustrated that he did not answer my questions.
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Henrico, VA – Jan 04, 2019
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The PA was excellent. I barely saw Dr. Gu. He relied totally on the PA. I didn't mind that because I agreed that his PA was excellent. However, the second time that I went for an appointment, I was confused about the time (continued headaches). I was 20 minutes late (I thought I was 10 minutes early) and the staff said I was too late. Then I get a bill for $75.00. I did appeal the bill with the billing office in Cinncinati and did not have to pay the $75.00. Even so, I do not plan to return.
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K Dawkins in Glen Allen, VA – Jul 26, 2017
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Office staff is inconsiderate and rude, and the woman who is supposed to obtain insurance authorizations does not do her job. Twice authorization has not been obtained prior to my husband's injection visits. Humana stated to me authorization had not been requested until the day prior and it takes 3-4 days to receive. So here I sit with a husband in excruciating pain, and I'm now tasked with locating a reputable pain specialist ASAP, as we will not return to Dr. Gu.
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No Longer A Patient in Hanover – Jun 15, 2017
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The staff is absolutely horrible. My PCP made me an appointment for an urgent situation. After calling to say I was 5 minutes late, they said I would have to cancel because I should have arrived 30 minutes early. These people are the most inconsiderate and unhelpful people I have ever encountered. DO NOT USE!!!!
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Karen in Richmond, VA – Jun 05, 2017
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After more than 6 visits where Gu treated my husband with injections, my husband still has no pain relief. In fact the injections have resulted in subsrantial additional pain for several days after each set of injections. How long will this doctor insist on torturing my husband with injections that provide no pain relief, but instead cause more pain?
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Glen Allen, VA – Apr 28, 2017
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Horrible! Office staff shows no concern about you being in pain --only getting paid. Out of pocket balance owed must be below $200, before you can be seen again. I went to receive more injections and was denied service because my balance was over 200, even after I told them the insurance already sent the payment. BTW- The money owed was for injections I received a month ago, which did absolutely nothing. I was asked to reschedule--earliest being some time next month. Stay clear of this mess
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Richmond, VA – Mar 23, 2017
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This is an excellent surgeon who is dedicated to solving his patient's pain issues
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Thomas Kolenich in Richmond, VA – Jan 22, 2017
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Very kind and compassionate. Diagnosed actual problem quickly and accurately. Willing to collaborate with other healthcare providers.
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Richmond, VA – Dec 24, 2016
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I would not recommend my dog to Dr. Gu or lack there of to carry the title of being a doctor. He is rude, nasty, doesn't answer questions and only wants to treat patients with esi's even though they have had the injections twice and it didn't work for them. His bedside manner is atrocious, and he barely opens his mouth to speak the same broken English that cannot be understood. I drove over an hour to his Glenside office to see him at 8:15 and it was a total waste of my time!
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Terpizzy Warrior in Richmond, VA – Dec 21, 2016
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I have been with Dr.Gu for almost two years now. I was in pain management at another clinic and they just closed down (Very shocking) with little or no help in finding another doctor. After telling my friend they mentioned Dr GU and I called the Glen Allen office right away to make my appointment the staff was wonderful . I got my first appointment within the time I needed it and when I met Dr. Gu he was amazing really cares about your pain and quality of life. Amazing staff and doctors.
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Janet in Glen Allen, VA – Oct 27, 2016
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Dr.Gu. is very professional and prompt listens to you problem and takes immediate action.
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e.g. Charles P. in Ashland, VA – Oct 03, 2016
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Dr. Gu was not interested in hearing about the doctors I had seen for my condition prior to seeing him. He didn't care about all of the treatments I've been through, none of which worked. He offered to do more of the same injections I already had, which did not work. He refused to consider any other treatment. He refused to take over where my previous pain doctor left me when he closed his practice. He can do one thing, and if you don't fit that one thing, you're out of luck. Then he up and left
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Garner, NC – Sep 27, 2016
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I'm a spinal cord injury patient and I've seen various pain management Dr's, there has been only 1 other that has shown the care and concern of Dr. Gu and his staff. I'd easily recommend Dr. Gu to family, friends and anyone who suffer from long term chronic pain.
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William J Ball in Fredericksburg, VA – Sep 20, 2016
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I am writing on behalf of my sister who has multiple sclerosis and can not. She suffers with severe pain from both the Ms and scoliosis of the spine. She was enthusiastic about seeing this Dr in hopes that he could help her. She is wheelchair bound and had to schedule a pick-up from medical transportation. Once there, she paid a copay was seen by an assistant for approximately 2 minutes. Dr Hu walked in for about 30 seconds. They then told her that they don't see patients like her
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Dee in Mechanicsville, VA – Sep 02, 2016
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Dr.Gu did not listen to me. He ordered repeat MRI and XRays. Did an epidural that today still hasn't given reliief. After repeated calling him begging for help he decided he could do nothing for me. If you are going to see him make sure you have money because regardless of pain level you will be told to reschedule and go home. Also there are several doctor's names on the door but he is the only one. Wish I had done my homework before paying for nothing.
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Patricia Phillips in Richmond VA – Jun 08, 2016
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I have peripheral neuropathy that is treated with opioid medicine I have been treated for many years and have tried other medications that do not work I called the doctor intake nurse she told me that I would be treated with opioid medicines and that is what he does for peripheral neuropathy When I got to the office I was denied any treatment I was told that I would have to go to someone else. The nurse athe doctor abruptly left the office. The doctor offered no other treatment for my condition
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Rodney Shade in n.chesterfield – Apr 01, 2016
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Dr Gu is very , caring, patience, and very thorough with each assessment and diagnosis. He knows his job and does it very well, definitely a people person who takes the time to talk and explain and explain the best course of treatment for you. Outstanding bedside manner which speaks volume! AWESOME DOCTOR!
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J D in Glen Allen, VA – Mar 28, 2016
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Dr. Gu accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 79% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Spondylosis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 6 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Arthritis more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 92% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Chronic Pain more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Intervertebral Disc Disease
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Intervertebral Disc Disease more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gu treats Post-Laminectomy Syndrome more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Gu treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

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Dr. Gu's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery System Insertion
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound Guided Procedures
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

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Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine

Education

2005
Eastern Virginia Med School
Residency Hospital
2002
Creighton University Med School
Internship Hospital
2001
Orthopaedic and Reconstructive Center
Fellowship Hospital
1999
Med College Of Ohio
Internship Hospital
1996
Sarah Rehabilitation Institute
Fellowship Hospital
1995
China Med Universtiy
Residency Hospital
1991
Dahua Hospital
Residency Hospital

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • Chinese
  • English

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Affiliated Hospitals

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Retreat Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Henrico Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Parham Doctors' Hospital

Richmond, VA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Mechanicsville, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center

Midlothian, VA

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital

Richmond, VA

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)