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 board certifications in both 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.

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver
Undergraduate: University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and University of Colorado in Boulder
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona
Residency: Stanford University Medical Center in Palo Alto, California
Internship: Presbyterian/ Saint Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, Colorado

John Muir Health Walnut Creek Medical Center
John Muir Health Concord Medical Center
San Ramon Regional Medical Center
Valleycare Medical Center