Dr. Adam Shimer, MD

Dr. Adam Shimer, MD

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Dr. Adam Shimer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Charlottesville, VA and has been practicing for 9 years. He graduated from University Of Virginia Medical School in 2002 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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

See how frequently Dr. Shimer performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

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

Dr. Shimer's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

104  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Fracture
  • 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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22  Procedures

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

3.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shimer to family and friends
44 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (30)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (2)
  • 1
    (11)

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)

This was the most arrogant man I have ever met. I drove a long way and spent the night to see this person. This was a very important appointment to me. He wasn't at all interested in my problem and kept saying "I'm a surgeon" like I didn't already know that and was supposed to bow to him. I felt...more
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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,...more
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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!...more
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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!!!!
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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.
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