Dr. Jonathan Shults, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 50

Dr. Shults
Accepting new patients

Bayou Orthopedic and Spine Center

131 Corporate Dr Houma, LA 70360

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(985) 868-7566

Dr. Jonathan Shults, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Houma, LA and has over 24 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Miami / School of Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Candler Hospital and Memorial Health University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shults to book an appointment.

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Dr. Shults is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital Savannah, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for orthopedic surgery.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Dr. Shults' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Hand Fracture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shults treats Hand Fracture more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shults treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Bennett's Fracture
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Scaphoid Fractures
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shults treats Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shults treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Limb Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shults treats Limb Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shults treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Shults' conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Shults accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
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Ambetter
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Blue Choice PPO, EPO-GA
Blue Choice-GA HMO-POS
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Blue HSA Blue Choice-GA PPO
Blue HSA Blue Open Access-GA POS
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BlueChoice Healthcare Plan-GA
BlueChoice-GA HMO
BlueChoice-GA POS
BlueChoice-GA PPO
Healthy Support Open Access-GA POS
Healthy Support-GA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway Enhanced (Small Grp)-GA
Pathway Guided Access Products-GA HMO
Pathway Guided Access-GA
Pathway Products - Pathway Network-GA HMO
Pathway X (on Exchange)-GA HMO
Pathway X Guided Access-GA
Pathway X Guided Access-GA HMO
Pathway-GA HMO
State Health Network - SHBP-GA
Traditional / Indemnity-GA
Traditional Health Plan-GA
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
Blue Choice HMO
Blue Choice Option POS
Blue Open Access POS
Bluegrass Family Health
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO

Dr. Shults' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shults

4.9

Based on 71 ratings

5 Stars
95.77464788732394%
(68)
4 Stars
1.408450704225352%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
2.816901408450704%
(2)
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Called Monday morning and told to get there ASAP. Filled out the basic forms and went right back. A quick glance was all it took to confirm what I already knew. While he is not associated with a stand alone surg center he was able to get me into the main OR at St Joes that afternoon! My hand is wrapped until next week... so will try to update as I progress - So far very happy with staff, location and Dr
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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MuddyHillFarm in GA – Aug 15, 2018
When I first saw Dr Schultz I was on crutches and barely able to get around on them! Dr Schultz did total hip replacement surgery on both hips! Within 4 months he had me walking and even feeling like I could run! I was able to ride my bike again and still do! It's been 3 or 4 years now and I just thank Dr Schultz so much! He changed my life!
1 person found this helpful
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Stephen Victor in Houma Louisiana – Apr 26, 2018
Extremely competent.. Had both knees replaced in a six month period with no problems. Ready to run a marathon!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dennis Stuart in Midway, GA – Dec 23, 2017
Dr. Shults and his entire staff were very helpful, skilled and compassionate as they treated me for my broken ankle. Their professional care before, during and after surgery was excellent and I would recommend him to anyone needing orthopedic treatment. I am very thankful for all that Dr Shults and his staff did for me to get me back on my feet again!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Melissa in Guyton, GA – Dec 22, 2017
I saw Dr. Shults in Savannah, GA. He was very thorough at explaining my condition and took time to answer all of my questions.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Pheboe Kelly in Savannah, GA – Nov 29, 2017
Dr. Shults was very professional and helpful with the injuries that I was being seen for. I would recommend him for anyone that needs Ortho work.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Rachel Thomas in Collins, GA – Nov 17, 2017
Shults reviewed/denied Provider's request for W/C approval (Inj. 9/11, 2 phase neck fusion): Request:pt. to continue Physical Therapy 2x6. Supporting docs. submitted stating pt. progress with: discomfort, pain, numbness, upper parasthesia of arm, mobility of neck, h/a were less frequent/not as intent, also measurements of improvement of motion. I made it clear on my choice THERAPY vs DRUGS but again my choice is overruled. DENIALS to alternatives is why there's so many addicts in this world!!!!
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JWhittington in Dallas, TX – Aug 10, 2017
First off Dr. Shults is in Savannah Georgia. I have seen him in both his Pooler and Savannah offices. I love his front desk people. I did not wait over 10 minutes to be seen on any visit. Dr. Shults seems to care about me more that just a patient. Remembers my family (and dogs). He took the time to explain all my options to treat my old knee. I recommend him to all my friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Savannah, GA – Jul 10, 2017
From the very first moment I called the receptionist to my finally driving down to meet with Dr Shults, I was highly impressed. This was my first time meeting him as I needed a second opinion. I obtained information through various health websites referring solely on the reviews of other patents he had seen. And he did not disappoint. Very thorough and straightforward. Very pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Victoria – Jul 07, 2017
He is personable, takes time to listen and does not rush you out the door. His diagnosis and treatment plan was conservative and thorough. I will definitely recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Gerry in Savannah, GA – Apr 27, 2016
On time. He took the time to read my 30 year file. With his help and Dr Abou.(Internal Medicine) I went from not walking to walking in 3 months ,not being able to take care of myself to doing so. He is a hands on doctor that cares about my health. All because of medicine other doctors was prescribing me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
9 people found this helpful
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Dale in Houma – Feb 03, 2016
Great doctor. Acutally listens and does an examination. I can't tell you how many physicians that try to diagnose you on your MRI. I think he is a rare one that understands how to get a diagnosis by examining and listening to you. Fixed my problem.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
12 people found this helpful
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Conner in Houma, LA – Jan 09, 2016

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About Me

Care Philosophy

My goal is to rapidly and painlessly assist my patients to getting back to work or their reqular life.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2002
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Residency Hospital
1998
Ochsner Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1997
University of Miami / School of Medicine
Medical School
1992
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School
,

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Jonathan Shults, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shults frequently treats Hand Fracture , Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers) , and Limb Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shults treats.

Where is Dr. Jonathan Shults, MD's office located?

Dr. Shults' office is located at 131 Corporate Dr, Houma, LA 70360. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Shults speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Bayou Orthopedic and Spine Center

Bayou Orthopedic and Spine Center131 Corporate Dr Houma, LA 70360
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Shults is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Candler Hospital

Savannah, GA

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Savannah, GA

65% Patient Experience Rating, 4% lower than the national average

2 Awards Received

St. Joseph's Hospital

Savannah, GA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

9 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)