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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (11)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Richard Shinaman, Pain Medicine, Anesthesiology is Excellent. Dr. Shinaman has been reviewed by 24 patients who have provided 11 comments. The rating is 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 3.8
Promptness 3.9
Courteous Staff 4.3
Accurate Diagnosis 4.6
Bedside Manner 4.7
Spends Time with Me 4.6
Follows Up After Visit 4.5

Specialties & Research

Dr. Richard Shinaman, MD is board certified in Anesthesiology and Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine.

  • He has special expertise in 2 areas:
  • Acupuncture
  • Back Pain

Education & Awards

Dr. Shinaman graduated from University of Colorado, Denver. He has 5 awards.

Patients' Choice 5th Anniversary Award (2014)
Patients' Choice Award (2010 - 2014)
Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010 - 2013)
Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
San Francisco Bay Area


Dr. Shinaman has 9 hospital affiliations:

  • John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek Campus 
  • San Ramon Regional Medical Center 


  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Richard Shinaman MD is a male Anesthesiologist, has 11 years of experience and practices in Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pain Medicine.
Where does Dr. Richard Shinaman practice?
Dr. Richard Shinaman has 4 office locations.
Dr. Richard Shinaman practices Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine, and Pain Medicine near Pleasanton, CA.
Additional practice locations include: Walnut Creek, CA and Novato, CA.
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