Dr. John Shuster, MD

Dr. John Shuster, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
52 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. John Shuster, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Spokane, WA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 26 years.

Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists

601 W 5th Ave Ste 400

Spokane, WA 99204
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas


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Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers
Spine Disorders
more than 85% of peers
Spinal Fusion
more than 66% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Traumatic Injuries


  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Disc Replacement
  • Injection
  • Injection Therapy
  • Minimally Invasive Decompression for Spinal Stenosis
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Surgery, Trauma
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.


  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Stritch School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Stritch School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • Emory University
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shuster has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shuster's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shuster to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Shuster's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Washington |
I had a fall on a Saturday & I was contacted immediately by Dr. Shuster's office first thing Monday morning.Knowing that he's a busy man because he's a surgeon I didn't expect to be seen so quickly.His staff are very friendly & his PA, Mr. Boyd was also very friendly & very understanding to my situation. They are VERY caring & are taking every precaution necessary to make sure my issues are dealt with accordingly. I would recommend Dr. Shuster to everyone & I can't thank him enough for his time!
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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Hospitals where Dr. Shuster has admitting privileges

Providence Sacred Heart Children's Hospital
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center
101 W 8th Ave
Spokane, WA 99204
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Providence Holy Family Hospital
5633 N Lidgerwood St
Spokane, WA 99208
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Valley Hospital
12606 E Mission Ave
Spokane Valley, WA 99216
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