Dr. John K. Shuster, MD

Dr. John K. Shuster, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 51 years old

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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Shuster's Office & Staff
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
        16 – 30 minutes (8)
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      Checked in at his office at 7:50 since my appointment was at 8am. Didn't get taken back till 8:45. The first words out of his mouth were about how he would have to rush because I was late to my appointment. He than proceeded to rush through my appointment all the whole being blatantly rude and talking about how since my mom was there I must live with her and should improve my social habits. In the end he did nothing for my debilitating back pain. Worst experience ever.
      I've never written an online review of medical care before but this one needs to be noted. Attempted for over a month, while in terrible, debilitating pain to get his office to respond to me. They requested all of my records going back almost 10 years, which was quite an ordeal to obtain given that I am unable to travel. Once (after a month) his office received my records I was informed he wanted to refer me somewhere else. I begged them to consider me as I am unable to work or function through
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      Specialties

      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Board Certifications

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      • Orthopedic Surgery

      Conditions Treated

      • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
      • Ankylosing Spondylitis
      • Back Injuries
      • Back Pain
      • Bursitis
      • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
      • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
      • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
      • Hammer Toe
      • Joint Pain
      • Limb Pain
      • Neck Injuries
      • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
      • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
      • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
      • Rib Fracture
      • Traumatic Injuries

      Procedures Performed

      • Artificial Disc Replacement
      • Cervical Spine Surgery
      • Disc Replacement
      • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
      • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
      • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
      • Injection
      • Injection Therapy
      • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
      • Minimally Invasive Surgery
      • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
      • Scoliosis Surgery
      • Spinal Fusion
      • Surgery, Trauma

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        Sanctions

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        Board Actions

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

      Education

      • Medical School
        University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine

        Graduated in 1991

      • Internship Hospital
        Stritch School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1992

      • Residency Hospital
        Stritch School Of Medicine

        Completed in 1996

      • Fellowship Hospital
        Emory University

        Completed in 1997

      • Undergraduate School
        Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine

        Graduated in 1987

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      Dr. Shuster's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
      • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Shuster's Office & Staff

      Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
      Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
      Staff friendliness and courteousness
      Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
      16 – 30 minutes

      Experience with Dr. Shuster

      Level of trust in provider's decisions
      How well provider explains medical condition(s)
      How well provider listens and answers questions
      Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      Dr. Shuster's Care Philosophy

      Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists the region's most experienced, highly trained team of orthopaedic physicians specializing in treatment for nearly every bone, muscle, and joint condition.