Dr. Benjamin Shepherd, MD

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Dr. Benjamin Shepherd, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Rockford, IL and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of South Alabama / College of Medicine medical school in 2013. He is affiliated with medical facilities Perry Memorial Hospital and St. Margaret's Health - Spring Valley. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shepherd to book an appointment.

Dr. Shepherd

University Psychiatric Services

1601 Parkview Ave Rockford, IL 61107
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Shepherd's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Acne
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Administrative Physical
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Amphetamine and Other Psychostimulant Dependence
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Ataxia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autism
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Balanoposthitis
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Binge Eating Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blepharitis
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Boil
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bulimia
  • Bunion
  • Burn Injuries
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Circumcision
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Cognitive Function Testing
  • Cold Sore
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Common Cold
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dehydration
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Dermatitis Due to Substances Taken Internally
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eating Disorders
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enteritis
  • Esophagitis
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food Poisoning
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hallucinogen Dependence
  • Hammer Toe
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Herpes Zoster Without Complication
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Impetigo
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Indigestion
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intertrigo
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Laryngitis
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • Mania
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phlebitis and Thrombophlebitis
  • Phobia
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Wart
  • Pneumonia
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Dependence
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Stye
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinnitus
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tonsillitis
  • Torticollis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Warts
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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(815) 395-5870

Dr. Shepherd accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Platinum PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
HealthLink
HealthLink PPO
HFN
HFN PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO

Dr. Shepherd's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shepherd

4.3

Based on 6 ratings

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This Dr is kind and soft spoken. He does not push drugs unless he knows they work. I hear from the staff he is so anti drug company he does not even accept samples or free lunches from pharmaceutical companies. He wants to prescribe what is good for the patient not what the reps push and he takes no kick backs at all from these companies.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Sep 18, 2019
Do not even waste your time and money on this pathetic doctor who after five visits and paying out of pocket I had suffered needlessly because he had no experience in my diseasell. And finding out he was a prison doctor made perfect senese as that is what I feel he absolutely treated me like he wouldn't give me the medicine I know works and found out from a nurse or office worker on staff he only uses medicines from companies he gets paid for. This doctor sucks and should not be in business
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Peru, IL – Aug 27, 2016
Dr. Sherperd I think is a good doctor.he can't treat my serious medical problems but he refer me to to right doctors that can assist me...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Paul shields in Arlington,,illinois – Feb 21, 2016

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Benjamin Shepherd, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Rockford, IL and has over 8 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Education

2013
University of South Alabama / College of Medicine
Medical School
2006
University of Illinois At Chicago / College of Medicine
Medical School

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What are Dr. Benjamin Shepherd, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shepherd frequently treats Anxiety, Tobacco Use Disorder, and ADHD and-or ADD. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shepherd treats.

Where is Dr. Benjamin Shepherd, MD's office located?

Dr. Shepherd's office is located at 1601 Parkview Ave, Rockford, IL 61107. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

University Psychiatric Services

Univ. Medical Services At Parkview1601 Parkview Ave Rockford, IL 61107
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shepherd is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Perry Memorial Hospital

Princeton, IL

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

St. Margaret's Health - Spring Valley

Spring Valley, IL

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average