Dr. Shepherd earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Weber State University, followed by an MBA in Health Care Leadership from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Dr. Shepherd served his residency in Anesthesiology at Saint Louis University, where he also served as Chief Resident – Anesthesiology. He then completed a Fellowship in Pain Management at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, Georgia. Dr. Shepherd is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology, the Spine intervention Society, and the American Academy of Pain Medicine. In his medical practice Dr. Shepherd has a special interest in: Herniated Disc Whiplash Back Pain Sciatica CRPS Neuropathy Spinal stenosis In his leisure time Dr. Shepherd enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. He enjoys all things outdoors including: skiing, fishing, hiking and traveling.
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Dr. Shepherd's Care Philosophy
The diagnosis of specific painful structures is essential whenever possible, providing interventional procedures that are likely to be successful in treating those conditions. Patient education throughout the course of treatment is essential to better understand the causes of their pain, the treatments we offer, and recognizing their role in achieving successful outcomes. Best outcomes are obtained when patients are determined to actively participate in improving their own health, including improved fitness, sleep, and learning new skills that aid in the management of anxiety and stress. It is inspiring to observe when our patients have made important changes in these areas. Our patients are often astonished to look back and see how much of a difference these changes have made in improving their pain and function. We offer hope for improved pain and restored function.
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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shepherd to family and friends is 5 out of 5