Dr. John Shuster, MD

Dr. John Shuster, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. John Shuster, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from University Of Chicago/The Pritzker School Of Medicine in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

601 W 5th Ave Ste 400

Spokane, WA 99204

Contact Information

(509) 344-2663

Insurance Accepted

  • 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

This content was provided by Dr. Shuster "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."

1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

15  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

17  Procedures

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
13 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (13)

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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 (4)

Sent to him by his partner on 3 of18. He came in room totally hyper & I had to tell him 4 times on surgery 25 yrs ago, he wasn't grasping it. Said surgery wouldn't help, suggested multiple injections which I had told him didn't help. Then suggested a spinal stimulator, admitting they only work...more
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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...more
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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...more
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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...more
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