Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryFemaleAge 53

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Chicago, IL and has over 27 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons in 1996. She is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD

Northwestern Medical Group

737 N Michigan Ave Ste 1330 Chicago, IL 60611
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(312) 337-6960
Telehealth services available

Accepting new patients

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
    This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Experience
Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shum's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shum treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 93% of her peers

Dr. Shum treats this condition more than 93% of her peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shum treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 83% of her peers

Dr. Shum treats this condition more than 83% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shum treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Shum treats this condition more than 82% of her peers

Dr. Shum's conditions and procedures:

  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bone Scan
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • McMurray's Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Fracture

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Dr. Shum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Aetna POS
Aetna PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
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Coventry Health Care PPO
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HealthLink
HFN
Humana
Choice Care PPO
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Medicaid
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Dr. Shum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shum

3.9

Based on 15 ratings

5 Star
73%
73%
4 Star
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0%
3 Star
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2 Star
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1 Star
27%
27%
What went well
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Terrible experience. Was not helpful at all. Went in to address a painful lump in my hand and she basically told me to go home, take aspirin and “just go to the ER” if it got worse. Poor bedside manner and very rude. Do not recommend
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Leonardo Zavala – Aug 07, 2021
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Very knowledgeable, focused, thorough, experienced and professional. She clearly explains why she is doing and why. I feel very comfortable in her care and glad I found her!
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
4 people found this helpful
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Michael Boccio in Chicago, IL – Apr 13, 2017
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Dr. Shum's affability and plain speaking were much appreciated over the course of my treatment. I felt like my recovery was important to her and that she was going to do all that she could to make me well. Also, the women that worked in the office were pleasant every single time. I never felt uneasy at the office or on the phone and that rarely happens when dealing with scheduling appointments or processing payments. I don't want to get hurt again, but if I do, I'm going to Dr. Shum.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Chicago, IL – Mar 16, 2017
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Exceptional Surgeon; Very good at listening to patient; Takes time to clearly explain proposed surgery and options. Great follow-up.
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
2 people found this helpful
Helpful
LKS in Chicago, IL – Apr 04, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

``Better people means better experiences. Our care team is committed to delivering results that change lives.`` 

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Education

2002
Hospital for Special Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Columbia Presbyterian Hospital In Nyc
Residency Hospital
1997
New York Presbyterian Hospital
Internship Hospital
1996
Columbia University College Of Physicians And Surgeons
Medical School
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Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD accept any insurance plans?

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Does Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Shum's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD treat?

Dr. Shum frequently treats the following conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist, and Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) . See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD's office address?

Dr. Shum's office is located at 737 N Michigan Ave Ste 1330, Chicago, IL 60611. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Shum provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD is affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

How much experience does Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD have?

Dr. Shum has over 26 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.9/5 for Dr. Charlotte Shum, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Northwestern Medical Group

Northwestern Medical Group737 N Michigan Ave Ste 1330 Chicago, IL 60611
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Chicago, IL

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)