(415) 839-8399 / (707) 360-0900

Please note the office will be closed from 12/23/2022 through 1/2/2023. The office will be open on 1/3/2023 and any inquiries will be returned at that time.

Robert A. Schulman, MD

We are following all recommended Sonoma County and CDC precautions.   Please see our new Patient and Staff Safety Policies and Procedures.

Return to improved function

The goal with every encounter and intervention is:​

  • Patient education
  • Early return to function
  • Improve quality of life
  • Reduction in pain

Illness is not caused by a medication deficiency.

Fewer pills, less surgery.

Treat causes, not conditions. 

We take the time to listen to your concerns, evaluate your medical history, conduct a thorough physical examination and plan an individualized course of treatment.

We strive to diagnose and treat the specific pain generators and/or the source of dysfunction.

Our specialties are:

Our treatments include:

* treatment not covered by insurance


Please note that we do not prescribe opioid or benzodiazepine medications for chronic non-malignant pain.

Regenerative medicine provider in Santa Rosa, Sonoma County and the North Bay

Robert A. Schulman, MD

Dr. Schulman has been in in private practice since 1997 (Sonoma County and Manhattan).

He was voted Sonoma Magazine’s Top Doctor in 2016 and 2018 for Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.


Medical Board Certifications:

  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)
  • Pain Medicine (ABPRM)
  • Integrative Medicine (ABPS)
  • Medical Acupuncture (ABMA)

Additional certifications:

Medical Training:

Read more about Dr. Schulman’s biography.


Dr. Robert Schulman, Regenerative Medicine doctor in Santa Rosa and Sonoma County

Conditions we treat non-surgically

  • Acute and chronic injuries
  • Acute and chronic pain
  • Post surgical pain
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Spine pain
  • Neck pain, upper back pain, lower back pain, sacroiliac pain
  • Nerve pain
  • Entrapment Neuropathies
  • Headaches
  • Migraine headaches, tension headaches

See a more comprehensive list of conditions treated

Read patient testimonials


What to expect on your first appointment

Your care in our office will be comprehensive, and based on the entirety of the training and experience of Dr. Schulman.

Initial Comprehensive Office Visit:

The initial appointment for all patients is a one-hour consultation and exam conducted personally by Dr. Schulman.

The visit begins with an interview covering the following topics:

  • comprehensive personal health history
  • discussion of current health issues
  • discussion of past medical and surgical problems
  • review of prior diagnostic tests
  • “review of systems” (questions regarding the health of the entire body)
  • discussion of psychosocial issues
  • family health history
  • obtaining of names and phone numbers of prior and current doctors
  • review of current and recent medications and supplements with attention to possible interactions
  • diet, including intake of caffeine, alcohol, refined carbohydrates

Following the interview, a physical examination is conducted.

At the end of the initial visit, Dr. Schulman makes recommendations for further diagnostic testing, treatment, and referral to appropriate providers.

In most cases, treatment is not provided during the initial visit. 

For more details, visit the New Patient info page.

Insurance plans accepted

Updated 4/26/2021

  • Traditional Medicare
  • Aetna EPO/PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO
  • Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Health Net PPO
  • SutterSelect EPO and EPO Plus
  • Medi-Cal (EMG/NCS only)
  • Partnership Health Plan (EMG/NCS only)

St. Joseph Health Medical Network Plans accepted:

  • SCAN Health Plan
  • Western Health Advantage
  • Anthem BC
  • Blue Shield of CA
  • Health Net
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare

Meritage Medical Network Plans accepted:


  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Canopy
  • Health Net
  • United Healthcare
  • Western Health Advantage

Senior HMOs

  • Health Net (Sonoma County only) 
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantange Plans
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Secure Horizons (HMO)
    • UnitedHealthCare Medicare Advantage Assure (HMO)


  • Galaxy Health PPO
  • Interplan PPO/North Bay Health Partners
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Sutter Select PPO



Sutter Health Network plans accepted:


  • Aetna Value Network (AVN)
  • HMO
  • HMO Deductible Plans
  • Health Fund HMO
  • Jackson Labs – Tier Two Provider
  • US Access


  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO, also sometimes known as California Care or Rural Cal Care (includes CalPERS Traditional HMO)
  • Anthem Blue Cross HMO/POS (California Care Plus)


  • Blue Shield Access+ HMO Plan


  • Commercial HMO/POS
  • Network HMO/POS


  • ELECT Open Access POS, Large and Small Group
  • ELECT POS, Large and Small Group
  • HMO – Flex Funded
  • Health Net HMO: Large Group (101+ employees) & Small Group (2-100 employees)
  • SELECT three-tier POS and SELECT two-tier POS, Large and Small Group
  • Salud HMO Plus Large/Custom Group


  • Sutter Health Plus 


  • AARP Healthcare Options Medigap Policy
  • AARP Medicare Complete Secure Horizon (HMO)
  • AARP Medicare Complete Secure Horizon (HMO) Employer Group
  • AARP Medicare Complete Secure Horizons Plan 1 (HMO)
  • AARP Medicare Complete Secure Horizons Plan 2 (HMO)
  • Signature POS
  • Signature Value (HMO)
  • United Healthcare West Medicare Solution (upon advice of Sutter Foundation Provider Relations)