David Schechter, MD

David Schechter, MD

Family Medicine Culver City, CA

David Schechter MD www.schechtermd.com www.mindbodymedicine.com

Office Address

  • 10811 Washington Blvd
    Suite 250
    Culver City, CA 90232
    Phone: (310) 836-2225
    Fax: (310) 694-9814

David Schechter, MD

Family Medicine Culver City, CA

David Schechter MD www.schechtermd.com www.mindbodymedicine.com

Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Sports Medicine (Non-Surgical), Complementary and Integrative Medicine
  • Clinical Interests: Back Pain; Low Back Pain; Psychological Stress; Pain; Tension Myoneural Syndrome

Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • PhysicianCalifornia Hospital, Century City, And Brotman Hospital
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Private PracticeBeverly Hills Office
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • PhysicianCedars-Sinai Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA
  • PhysicianPrivate practice
    Culver City, CA
  • PhysicianOlympia/Midway Hospital
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Private PracticeCamber Clinics
    Tampa, FL
  • Medical DirectorSports Med/Wellness
    Los Angeles, CA
  • Staff PhysicianHealthsource, Express Care
    Valdosta, GA
  • Staff PhysicianGardena Industrial Medicine/Occupational Health Ctr
    Gardena, CA
  • Staff PhysicianQuick Care, California Medical Center
  • Staff PhysicianCalifornia Primary Physicians Medical Group
  • PhysicianCentinela Airport Medical Center
  • Clinical Associate ProfessorUsc School Of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
    Clinical Instructor (1988-1990); Clinical Assistant Professor (1991-1997)
  • PhysicianMaple Medical Center
    Vancouver, DC

Education & Training

  • UCLA Medical CenterUCLA Medical Center
  • NYU School of MedicineNYU School of Medicine
  • Princeton University

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical LicenseCA State Medical License1985 - 2017
  • American Board of Family MedicineFamily Medicine
  • American Board of Family MedicineSports Medicine

    Awards, Honors, & Recognition

    • America's Top DoctorsCastle Connolly, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002
    • Top Doctors:LA AreaCastle Connolly, 2013
    • Top Doctors:Southern CaliforniaCastle Connolly, 2012

    Publications & Presentations


    Journal Articles

    • Back Pain As A Distraction Pain Syndrome: A Window To A Whole New Dynamic In Integrative Medicine.  Schechter DL, Evidence Based Integrative Medicine, Vol. 2, No. 1, P. 3-8
    • What You Need To Know About Utilization review.  Schechter DL, Family Practice Management
    • Sarcoidosis Presents As A Testicular Mass.  Schechter DL, Jabfp, 5:437-8

    Books/Book Chapters

    • Think Away Your Pain  
      David Schechter MD
      Editors: .MindBody Medicine Publications
    • Workbook For Emotional Issues In Back Pain. Chapter: The Mindbody Workbook 
      Schechter DL
      Editors: .


    • Outcome Study Of Chronic Back Pain Treated By A Psychologically Based Program. Schechter DL, Aps Conference Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 67, No.1, Online, P. A-101


    • Clinical Evaluation Of Patients With Mind-Body Disorders. La Mind-Body Conference At Ucla
    • Mind-Body Medicine—Novel Approaches To Chronic Pain. National Teleconference For Designs For Health
    • Tension Myositis Syndrome—Approach To Chronic Pain Research And Practice. Ucla Integrative East West Center


    • At Home Educational Materials For Chronic Pain. Schechter DL, Practical Pain Management
    • The Mindbody Audio Program For Back Pain. Schechter DL, Three Audiotape/Cd Series For Patients With Back Pain
    • Low Back Pain--Diagnosis And Management. Schechter DL, Cme-Certifed Audiotape For American Acad. Of Fp

    Hospital Affiliations

    Insurance Accepted

    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
    • BCBS California PPO
    • Blue Shield California PPO
    • CIGNA Open Access
    • First Health PPO
    • Great West PPO
    • Health Net California Large Group PPO
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO
    • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
    • Multiplan PPO
    • Oxford Health Freedom
    • Oxford Health Liberty
    • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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