Dr. Joseph Sheppe, MD

Colorectal Surgery •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Sheppe
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Sheppe Joseph A MD Office

1333 Taylor St Ste 4a Columbia, SC 29201

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Dr. Joseph Sheppe, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sheppe has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from West Virginia University medical school in 1979. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Prisma Health Baptist Hospital and Prisma Health Richland Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Sheppe to book an appointment.


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(803) 779-5600

Dr. Sheppe accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Choice
Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Federal Employee Program
State Employees Program
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Advantra
Wellpath Preferred PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Health Net
Medicaid
Tricare
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Consumer Option Nationwide HDHP
Standard Nationwide Standard
Value Plan Nationwide Basic
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Planned Administration Inc
Simply Healthcare Plans
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Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
Wells Fargo Insurance

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Practice Areas

Colorectal Surgery

Colorectal surgery treats conditions affecting the colon and rectum, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, through procedures such as tumor removal, colectomy, colostomy and resection.Compare with other Colorectal Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 55% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Colon and Rectal Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppe performs Colon and Rectal Surgery more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Sheppe performs this procedure more than 100% of their peers

Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppe performs Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Sheppe performs this procedure more than 99% of their peers

Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sheppe performs Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Sheppe performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

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Dr. Sheppe's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abscess
  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anal Fistula
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anal Prolapse
  • Anal Repair
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Appendicitis
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Colectomy
  • Colon and Rectal Surgery
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colon Surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Colorectal Cancer Treatment
  • Condyloma Destruction
  • Condyloma Fulguration
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Destruction of Anal Tumor
  • Diverticular Diseases
  • Diverticulitis
  • Diverticulosis
  • Diverticulosis of the Ileum
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Enterostomy (Laparoscopic or Open)
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Fistulectomy or Fistulotomy, Anal
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoid Treatment
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia Repair
  • IBS Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Incontinence
  • Incontinence Surgery
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Abscess
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intestinal Transplant (incl. Enterectomy)
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparotomy
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Polyps
  • Proctectomy, Open or Laparoscopic (incl. Swenson and Duhamel Procedures)
  • Rectal Diseases
  • Rectal Surgery
  • Rectovaginal Fistula
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Removal or Destruction of Rectal or Intestinal Tumor (incl. Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, Sigmoidoscopy and Control of Hemorrhage)
  • Repair of Anal and Rectal Defects (Anoplasty, Repair of Imperforate Anus, Sphincteroplasty, Rectal Graft)
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sphincterotomy
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Dr. Sheppe's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sheppe

4.3

Based on 33 ratings

5 Stars
75.75757575757575%
(25)
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
0%
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1 Star
15.151515151515152%
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  • Listened & answered questions (28)
  • Office environment (28)
What could be improved
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  • Staff wasn't friendly (5)
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Been a patient of Dr. Sheppe for several years,both office and surgical. He is a very compassionate and knowledgeable physician of extensive medical capability. He has been my follow up doctor since my colorectal cancer. I did not know of him prior to cancer, but I am convinced my journey would have been much easier if I had. Staff will help you in any way possible. They all are fine people and have been a blessing to me.
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Jeff C. in Newberry, SC – Feb 28, 2019
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My partner and I never got the chance to meet the doctor because the older lady at the front was completely unprofessional. We knew we wold have a co-pay, we didn't know it was going to be $100.00. When we told her we needed to reschedule because we could not afford that on the spot she immediately begain to talk down to uslike we were five. She then got attitude because we had to reschedule due to my dad dying. Completely rude.
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Feb 19, 2019
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Nice guy, great procedure on me. But I had a bill that I was not aware of when I made an appointment and the lobby was notified as well. I had no clue I had a bill from 8 years back, thought I had paid the $257 +/- but I have moved and changed my phone number since yet do not need to be embarrassed by the older lady in the front office. Not professional. I abruptly cancelled my appointment and walked out. The younger lady was nice to me.
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Columbia, SC – Feb 13, 2019
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Very easy prep for colonoscopy...only pills versus lots of liquid to drink. Office staff very friendly and competent.
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  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Columbia, SC – Oct 09, 2018
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Exceptional doctor. I will never go anywhere else. I have several issues to include having had cancer in my appendix. Dr. Sheppe is professional, knowledgeable, warm, and kind. Wait time in office is minimal, and staff are warm and competent.
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L. Aiken in Columbia, SC – Jan 26, 2018
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Dr sheppe is a warm caring doctor. He has not performed any procedures on me per se but has seen me for a chronic condition. Unfortunately the scheduler there her name is Kathy is way too scatterbrained. This is the only reason I doubt the practice. The rest of the staff is warm and caring..but the scheduler needs to be calmer..needs to understand that naturally patients will have thought of questions and concerns regarding surgery that they didnt think of during the initial consult. Calm down!
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Anonymous in Columbia, SC – Jul 24, 2017
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Fabulous bed side manner and a caring physician. Very honest and conscientious. The nurses and other medical team members who work with him at the hospitals during procedures cannot say enough amazing things about him. He was highly recommended by many.
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Kelly Patterson in Laurens, SC – Jun 08, 2017
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I have to say I was a little nervous being new to the area and having a major Hemorrhoid flair up (external and internal). I totally used google review to select Dr. Sheppe. I can't say how pleased I was to have selected Dr. Sheppe. I arrived at his office and had a very short wait to see him. He took his time asked me questions and answered all of mine. His attitude was very reassuring, professional and comforting. He is a skilled surgeon and did a great job. I highly recommend him!
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TL Nesbit in Columbia, SC – Jun 04, 2017
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He told me I had cancer after a short exam. Twelve days/ 288 hours...I worried. Cried. Planned. The Pathology report came back to say I didn't have cancer. Why would any doctor in this professional say such without a confirmed report.
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Shelli Jean in Irmo, SC – May 11, 2017
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Very friendly caring and compassionate my wife and I will always trust Dr. Sheppe. His staff is very friendly and professional
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Kenneth Burton in Columbia, SC – Mar 26, 2017
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If you have an issue, this is the man to see.
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Phillip Cotton in Gaston SC – Feb 24, 2017
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I have had a few colonoscopies by Dr. Sheppe. Best experience with these by him out of the other 4 I've had. It doesn't hurt and I don't get sick. I have never been charged extra and he always has several polyps to remove. He is the only Dr. I trust for these procedures and I hope I find someone to do as good of a job as he has done when he retires.
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Tina Becker-Blankenship in Pelion, SC – Jun 10, 2016
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Went for a preventative colonoscopy which with United healthcare should be free . Found polyps removed . Office of Dr. Sheppe charged us around $500 extra . Two previous colonoscopies in last 10 years we are at the polyp removal from other doctors cost us zero . Will never recommend this doctor .
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Columbia South Carolina – Mar 09, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joseph Sheppe, MD is a Colorectal Surgery Specialist in Columbia, SC and has over 41 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Sheppe has more experience with Colorectal Surgery than other specialists in his area. He graduated from West Vir...Read more

Specialties

  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1985
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Charleston Area Med Center
Residency Hospital
1980
Charleston Area Med Ctr
Internship Hospital
1979
West Virginia University
Medical School
Marshall University
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Locations

Sheppe Joseph A MD Office

Joseph A Sheppe MD1333 Taylor St Ste 4a Columbia, SC 29201
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Prisma Health Baptist Hospital

Columbia, SC

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

Prisma Health Richland Hospital

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Providence Health

Columbia, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average