Dr. Alan Shepard, MD

Dr. Alan Shepard, MD

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55 y/o
(29)

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Dr. Alan Shepard, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Chicago, IL. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Shepard is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Northwestern Medical Group

259 E Erie St Ste 2330

Chicago, IL 60611
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • HFN
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
  • UniCare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Shepard's Experience

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Dr. Shepard's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurology
  • Board certified in Neurology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Corticobasal Degeneration
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Elbow Pain
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Pain
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Thrombosis
  • Tic Disorders
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wrist Pain

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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 Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Loyola University Of Chicago/Stritch School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University of Chicago Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1989
  • McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Rush University Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, 1988
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society, 1988
Media & Publications

Dr. Shepard has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shepard's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shepard to family and friends
3.7
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Shepard'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 (4)
I recently started seeing Dr. Shepard and have now switched to another doctor. He seemed disinterested and disengaged both in person and via email. He is a poor communicator and doesn't listen with empathy or with curiosity -- he seems mostly interested in being done. My biggest concern was not that he wasn't "warm and fuzzy" however, it's that I was worried that his unwillingness to listen to my symptoms would affect the quality of care I received from him.
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My primary doc found a neurological problem so told me to see a neurologist. When I saw Dr. Shepard, he did not examine me, but only had me walk 6 feet and back (walking was part of the issue) so didn't find the problem. He didn't ask many questions nor listen much and had his back to me about half the time. Then he didn't explain his conclusions and diagnosed me with what my primary doc had written on the script. My primary doctor examined and diagnosed me more than Dr. Shepard.
in Chicago, IL |
Dr. Shepard is an excellent listener and is extremely thoughtful in his responses. Dr. Shepard recognized, and even validated my symptoms, accurately diagnosed my condition, ordered the right tests, and clearly laid out path to recovery. I am thankful for his excellent care and concern with my condition. Before my appointment, I mentioned to someone I know very well (who works for a different hospital's neurology dept) and they too hold Dr. Shepard in high regard. Thank you
I am not sure if Dr. Shepard was having an off day, but my experience with him was unfortunate. I always fear that a laundry list of symptoms such as these will get me dismissed as batty straight away, and Dr. Shepard didn't disappoint. The conclusion of the visit was his insistence that I see a psychiatrist, after half an hour of Uh-huhs. Looking at my patient summary it almost seemed that he had interviewed someone else entirely; doctor received this summary and had to laugh about it.
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Dr. Shepard accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Aetna POS
    Aetna PPO
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Advantage PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health Care PPO
  • HFN
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Humana HMO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UniCare
    UniCare PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice
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Hospitals where Dr. Shepard has admitting privileges

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
251 E Huron St
Chicago, IL 60611
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