Dr. Adam Shimer, MD

Dr. Adam Shimer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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Dr. Adam Shimer, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Charlottesville, VA. He has been practicing for 15 years.

415 Ray C Hunt Dr

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Contact Information

(434) 982-4263

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shimer "When appropriate I always begin care with focused, evidenced-based nonoperative care of spinal conditions. If nonoperative care fails to provided adequate, durable relief and a surgical procedure in indicated I employ less-invasive (including non-fusion technology) techniques to provide the necessary treatment."
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chordoma
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture Care
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Virginia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1998
  • University Of Virginia Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 2002
  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2008
  • The Rothman Institute and Thomas Jefferson University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shimer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shimer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shimer to family and friends
3.9
based on 43 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Shimer's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
in Waynesboro, VA |
Was referred to Dr. Shimer for blocked nerves C5 and C6 because of arthritis. He answered every one of my gazillion questions with serious consideration. He used test results to help me understand exactly what surgery would entail and to make treatment options clear to me. His professionalism, courtesy, kindness, and knowledge are much appreciated.
in Lynchburg, VA |
I would not let anyone but Dr. Shimer touch my back or neck! He keeps putting this old lady back together and keeps buying me more time to do the things I want to do in life! Surgery is always a last resort and I appreciate that. I have always had incredible results from my back and neck surgeries! Dr. Shimer and his staff make my visits a pleasant experience which I appreciate because I have had problems for almost 40 years and I can'say the same about most of my other doctors. I am so blessed!
in Manassas Va |
I went to him after finding an rupture dis which was laying on sciatica nerve. Pain beyond unbelievable pain Dr Shimer got me in for surgery as available and took real good care of me. Dr Shimer and his team office,surgery team was wonderful Thank u UVA Orthopaedic Spine Surgery!!!!
Raphine, VA |
completely arrogant. Does not like to be asked questions, basically very poor patient attitude all around. Believe what I say don't ask questions for I am GOD!
in Spotsylvania, VA |
Horrible experience with Dr. Shimer. He was quick to get through the appointment and didn't really offer any significant advice. I will not use him again.
in Lexington, VA |
Looked at my xray, then said that previous surgeons had done a fine job fusing my spine. Later stated to his student that the reason he was behind (I assume of his patients to be seen), was due to the number of questions I asked). I have acute bilateral pinched nerves (diagnosed by MRI). In my opinion, due to the difficulty of my presentation, this physician did not want any part of dealing with my spine.
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Dr. Shimer accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
    Carelink PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
  • Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care)
    Southern Health Services (Coventry Health Care) HMO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Shimer has admitting privileges

University of Virginia Hospital
1215 Lee Street
Charlottesville, VA 22908
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