Dr. Joshua Shepherd, DO

Dr. Joshua Shepherd, DO

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 36
Dr. Joshua Shepherd, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Layton, UT and has been practicing for 2 years. He graduated from KS UNIV OF MED & BIOSCI COLL OF OSTEO MED in 2011 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.Read his story

1492 W Antelope Dr Ste 203

Layton, UT 84041

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Altius Health Plans
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
  • 3 More

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Top Care Areas

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more than 78% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
more than 60% of peers
Cancer Pain
more than 59% of peers

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Dr. Shepherd's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shepherd "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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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shepherd "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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2  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*

38  Conditions Treated


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19  Procedures

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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  • Weber state university
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2007
    Medical School | Graduated 2011
  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2012
  • Saint Louis University / School of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2015
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2016

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shepherd has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shepherd's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shepherd to family and friends
6 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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Dr. Shepherd's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Record keeping is severely lacking. A must among the staff and office of a specialist who can be fully trusted!
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Id been told from the U of U pain management nothing was wrong with my upper back/neck area and it was only muscles and they were more worried about taking me off my current medications are literally refused to do an MRI. Dr Shepherd did the MRI and I need surgery on C6-7 or Ill be paralyzed from...more
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Dr Shepherd and his staff are awesome. He took the time to explain the reason for my back pain and how he could treat it. He spent a lot of time asking questions as well as answering mine. I would say my pain is 90% better and I am off all pain medication. He is a great doctor.
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