Dr. James Shankwiler, MD

Dr. James Shankwiler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
(16)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. James Shankwiler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California in 1987 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and orthopedic shoulder & elbow surgery.

800 S Raymond Ave Fl 3

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • 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
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Keck School Of Medicine Of The Univ Of Southern California
    Medical School | Graduated 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shankwiler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Shankwiler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shankwiler to family and friends
4.6
based on 16 total reviews (4 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (14)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Shankwiler's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Los Angeles, CA |
Comment is directly related to poor experience in appt scheduling which was confirmed after giving all insurance/info requested. I waited 4 days w/shoulder injury and was called 2 hours prior to the appt that they did not accept my insurance. Very disappointing experience due to inefficient...more
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in Pasadena, CA |
I did a great deal of research on the doctors before I decided on Dr. Shankwiler. He was beyond my expectations. He's personable, answered each of my questions in language I could understand, even let me record my Q & A's, explained all the procedures in depth until I was satisfied. The Dr. was not...more
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in Sherman Oaks, CA |
My husband is a neurologist and I am a nurse. Dr. Shankwiler is the best orthopedic doctor around. My husband had an extremely bad fracture of his arm while on vacation in Europe. Other doctors said he would never had full range of motion again but we brought him back to the USA and had Dr....more
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in Asheville, NC |
I adore Dr. Shankwiler. He performed two rotator cuff surgeries on me almost 15 years ago. To date, I have no problems with either shoulder. The pain and limited use of my arms prior to surgery was extreme and debilitating, but Dr. Shankwiler took magnificent care of me. Not only is the good...more
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Dr. Shankwiler accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
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  • Cigna
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    Cigna PPO
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