Dr. Richard Shames MD Allergist-Immunologist

Dr. Richard Shames is an allergist-immunologist in Palo Alto, California and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Stanford Hospital and Clinics. He received his medical degree from UC Davis School of Medicine and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Shames accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 10 doctors at Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and one of 24 at Stanford Hospital and Clinics who specialize in Allergy & Immunology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Allergist-Immunologist: General Allergy & Immunology

Education & Medical Training

Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Jacobi Medical Center
Residency, Pediatrics, 1986–1989

University of California San Francisco Medical Center
Fellowship, Allergy and Immunology, 1989–1992

UC Davis School of Medicine
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Allergy and Immunology
Certified in Allergy & Immunology

American Board of Pediatrics
Certified in Pediatrics

CA State Medical License
Active through 2015

Insurances Accepted

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

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