Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD

Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 73
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Dr. Elian Shepherd, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Merrillville, IN and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

101 E 87th Ave Fl 3

Merrillville, IN 46410

Contact Information

(219) 351-0011

Insurance Accepted

  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shepherd ""I chose this profession because I witnessed the agony so many people were enduring with spine-related pathology. I strive to make the correct diagnosis and to properly address the problem using the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques.""

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

86  Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • 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
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • 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 Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement 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
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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32  Procedures

  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection
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Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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

Education

  • University Of Damascus, Faculty Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • Damascus Genl Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1971
  • Damascus Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • St Clares Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • University Ill Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shepherd's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shepherd

4.3

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
80%
(16)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
5%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
15%
(3)

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I had the chance to meet dr. Shepherdo, Very nice dr but since kucharsyk work on my back and didn't know what he is doin. Made me worst
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Julie, wise in Hebron, IN – Feb 10, 2017
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He is very nice. He is concerned about his patients. He takes the time to find out what is really the source of the problem. He is very thorough.
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Merrillville, Indiana – Mar 17, 2016
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