Dr. John Shekleton, MD

Dr. John Shekleton, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
59 y/o

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Dr. John Shekleton, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Frankfort, KY. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 32 years. Dr. Shekleton is affiliated with Frankfort Regional Medical Center.

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Dr. Shekleton's Experience

Dr. Shekleton's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Gastroenterology
  • Board certified in Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Care Philosophy

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  • Gastroenterology

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Fatty Liver Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis A
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Megacolon
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting
  • Vomiting Disorders


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  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • St Louis University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Southern Illinois School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • St Johns Mercy Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • St Johns Mercy Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Tulane University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shekleton has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Frankfort Regional Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Patient Safety Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Shekleton is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Shekleton's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shekleton to family and friends
based on 24 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Shekleton's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Lawrenceburg, KY |
I'm sorry to say, this man should not be a doctor. He is hard to talk to. So intimidating and seems so unconcerned with his patient. When people come to you, they are sick, they need your help. I'm disappointed to say that I never received anby help from this man after several visits. It's very sad and discouraging. It should not be allowed. I wish "this type" of doctor would change/improve or cease. Why should patients have to pay for this type of service? Such a waste of time and money.
We are so sorry to hear of your experience. Customer service is very important to us. I would like to discuss this with you further to see if there is anything that can be done to correct the situation. Please call me, Kellie Carr, directly at (502) 875-7000.
Frankfort, KY |
Dr. Shekleton is very good with patients. He makes sure that everything is covered and all questions answered in easy to understand terms. I don't feel rushed through to get to the next patient.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
Frankfort Ky |
I was referred to Dr. Shekleton for some stomach issues. The staff and Dr . Shekleton were friendly and knowledgeable. I would recommend their office.
Thank you for the positive feedback! We appreciate the kind words.
Elizabethtown, KY |
Not the best bedside manner.... I have seen him multiple times and he never seems caring or concerned with your condition. I feel like he just gives me Medicine (without fully understanding my problem) and pushes me out the door. Three procedures with him, I'm still having the same issues years later. Not s fan.
We are sorry to hear this and truly value your feedback. Patient experience is important to us at Commonwealth Specialists of Kentucky, so we will make every effort to address any concerns you may have. Your comments have been shared with the practice manager, Kellie. If you would like to speak with someone about this experience, please call Kellie at 502-875-7000.
in Frankfort, KY |
I first saw Dr. Shekleton after 3 visits to Frankfort Regional ER for chest pain. The pain was in my sternum area but very sharp. The ER ruled out a heart attack each time and they said I should see a GI doctor and gave me Dr. Shekleton's name. I had an appointment with him and we scheduled a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The endoscopy revealed a peptic ulcer. He prescribed two medications which eliminated the ulcer determined by another endoscopy 4 months later. I highly recommend Dr. Shekleton!
in Colorado Springs, CO |
Dr. Shekleton is very thorough in his treatment to patients. He reviewed my medications and stop me taking a medication that was responsible for erosion of my stomach. Even Cleveland Clinic doctor missed in advising me to stop this medication.
in frankfort, ky |
Great doctor and staff. Very responsive to needs and my health.
in Frankfort, KY |
I did not see him until about one minute before I was sedated for the procedures. This in spite of going to his office about 3 weeks earlier. After the procedures, he met briefly with my wife and me. Though we were able to ask questions, he did not seem very open to them. I don't think he mentioned the colonoscopy results. I felt like I was railroaded through.
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Dr. Shekleton accepts 13 insurance carriers
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
  • Aetna
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  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
    Health Net PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare PPO
  • WellCare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Shekleton has admitting privileges

Frankfort Regional Medical Center
299 Kings Daughters Dr
Frankfort, KY 40601
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