Dr. Robert Schulman MD, FAAPMR

West County Integrative Medicine


Sports Physician

Specialties: Acupuncture, Anxiety, Diabetes Type two, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Gut health, Insulin Resistance, Weight loss

Contact Details

415 839 8399

95 Montgomery Drive Suite 120 Santa Rosa, CA 95472


Dr. Schulman is or has been associated with the following organizations

American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation American Board of Integrative Medicine Academy of Integrative Pain Management American Board of Medical AcupunctureAmerican Herbalists Guild Robert Schulman earned the Certificate of Added Qualification from the National Headache Foundation Hackett Hemwall Patterson Foundation HMI Robert Schulman is a Professional Member of the American Botanical Council Robert Schulman completed his residency at New York Hospital/Cornell University Robert Schulman is on the Medical Staff of Sonoma West Medical Center in Sebastopol, CA Robert Schulman is on the Medical Staff at Enloe Medical Center Robert Schulman completed the Herb course at TSCA Robert Schulman attended Medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin

Robert A. Schulman, MD practices in Santa Rosa in Sonoma CountyDr. Robert A. Schulman is one of the foremost physicians practicing Integrative Medicine in Sonoma County.

He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee in 1991. His postgraduate training included an Internship at Hartford Hospital in Connecticut, and Residency at the New York Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, in Manhattan.

Dr. Schulman was in private practice in Manhattan from 1997 to 2011. He opened Marin Integrative Physiatry, located in Novato, California, in May of 2012, then served as Medical Director of Integrative Medicine in PMR at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VAMC in Richmond VA. He is now back in Santa Rosa, in Sonoma County, CA, in private practice at West County Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Schulman’s specialties include Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Functional Medicine, Orthopedic Medicine (prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma injections, ultrasound guided injections), Medical Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, and Movement reeducation.

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation:

Dr. Schulman has been Board Certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) since May, 1996. The medical specialty of PM&R – Physiatry – includes study of the peripheral nervous system, the musculoskeletal system, and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. Training in physical medicine includes care for neck and back pain, sports injuries, arthritis, neuropathy (nerve disease) and myopathy (muscle disease). Training in rehabilitation includes the care of persons with illness such as stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation.

Orthopedic Medicine:

Dr. Schulman completed the Hackett-Hemwall Prolotherapy Course for Physicians in 2011 and has attended the annual Hackett-Hemwall Honduras Prolotherapy trip since 2013 and was Clinic Director in 2017, 2018 and 2019. Additionally, Dr. Schulman regularly attends workshops sponsored by the American Academy of Orthopedic Medicine and has attained the Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Certification through the organization.

Medical Acupuncture:

Dr. Schulman began his study of acupuncture in 1996 at the Helms Medical Institute (HMI) – the largest and longest running acupuncture course for physicians in the United States. Since 1996, he has continued teaching with the HMI program, and now serves as a senior preceptor. Dr. Schulman created an advanced acupuncture course for HMI for the treatment of pain conditions.

He is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture (AAMA), the largest physician-only acupuncture organization in the United States. He served on the Board of AAMA from 1999-2002 and from 2006-2008. He was the Chair of the Legal and Legislative Council for AAMA from 2008-2012.

Herbal Medicine:

Dr. Schulman’s study of Herbal Medicine includes a 500-hour course at Tri-State College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, completed in 2001. He is one of the few physicians with the qualification of Registered Herbalist with the American Herbalist Guild, which he attained in 2012.

Functional Medicine:

Dr. Schulman has completed all required coursework with the Institute for Functional Medicine to be eligible for certification as a Functional Medicine Practitioner. This training included:

Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium: Practical Applications for Understanding, Assessing, and Treating Gut Dysfunction
Illuminating the Energy Spectrum: Evidence and Emerging Clinical Solutions for Managing Pain, Fatigue, and Cognitive Dysfunction
Transforming the Assessment, Prevention, and Management of Chronic Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disorders
Understanding Biotransformation and Recognizing Toxicity: Evaluation and Treatment in the Functional Medicine Model
The Many Faces of Immune Dysregulation and Chronic Inflammation: Chronic Infections, Atopy, and Autoimmune Disorders
Re-establishing Hormonal Balance in the Hypothalamic, Pituitary, Adrenal, Thyroid, and Gonadal Axis

Training and certifications include:

2015 Interventional and Regenerative Orthopaedic Medicine Certification (IROM – C)
Registered Herbalist, American Herbalist Guild, Professional Member, 2013
2016 Board Certified, Integrative Medicine
2016-present and 2003-2013 Board Certified, Pain Medicine, American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Certification Eligible, Functional Medicine
2005 Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Management, National Board for Certification in Headache Management
2000-2002 Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Studies, TriState College of Acupuncture, NY, NY
1997 Acupuncture studies, Helms Medical Institute
1996 Fellow, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1996-present Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
1995 Diplomate, American Academy of Pain Management
1992-1995 Residency, Physical Medicine Rehabilitation , New York Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
1991-1992 Internship, Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT
1987-1991 Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1984-1987 Pre-medical studies, San Francisco State University
1982-1983- Myofascial Release Training, Connective Tissue Polarity Institute, Santa Fe, NM
1981-1982- 1000 hour AMTA approved Massage Therapy program at Jay Victor Scherer’s Academy of Natural Healing
1979-1980- Professional Dance Training, NY, NY
1977-1979- BA Dance/Theater Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado


American Academy of Medical Acupuncture, Board of Directors
May 1999 to May 2002
May 2006 to October 2008
American Board of Medical Acupuncture
January 2003 to 2009
Secretary, 2005 to 2009
Stephen Petronio Dance Company, 95 Saint Marks Place, #10 NY, NY 10009
1996 to 1998
International Advisory Board
International Journal of Clinical Acupuncture
Allerton Press, Inc
2005- present


Board Examination Item Writing committee
American Board of Medical Acupuncture
June 2005- June 2008
January 2012 to present
Chair, Website Committee
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
2000 to 2003
Chair, Legal and Legislative Council
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
2008 to present
Academic and Professional Development Steering Committee
Helms Medical Institute
2007 to present

Hospital Affiliations:

Enloe Medical Center, Chico, CA, 2015 – present
Sonoma West Medical Center, Sebastopol, CA, 2016 – present
Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae, CA, 2013

Academic Appointments:

Clinical Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1995-2010
Clinical Assistant Professor, Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, 1995-2010
Assistant Attending Physiatrist, New York Cornell Medical Center, 1995-2010
Medical Director, Center for Holistic Medicine at United Hospital, Portchester, NY, 1998-1999


A pioneer in integrative pain medicine and regenerative musculoskeletal medicine, Sonoma County physician Robert Schulman, M.D. has been diagnosing treating, preventing, and healing acute and chronic pain for more than two decades.

His practice is dedicated to integrative pain medicine and regenerative musculoskeletal medicine, which places Dr. Schulman as a physician at the forefront of a new renaissance in medicine.

He is board-certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with additional board certification in Pain Medicine, Integrative Medicine, and Medical Acupuncture.

He is a fully trained practitioner in Functional Medicine and is one of a handful of medical doctors who are Registered Herbalists with the American Herbalist Guild. Dr. Schulman also has extensive training in interventional ultrasonography and regenerative medicine, including the use of platelet rich plasma injections and ozone.

He is one of a growing group of physicians who utilize high fat, low carbohydrate diets in the treatment of obesity, type two diabetes, and chronic pain.