Dr. Joyce Shotwell, MD

Pulmonary Disease •  Female • Age 69
  
Dr. Shotwell
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4001 Laurel St Ste 206 Anchorage, AK 99508

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Dr. Joyce Shotwell, MD is a pulmonologist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston in 1979 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.


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Dr. Shotwell took over from my former pulmonologist, who retired. She was professional and friendly. She offered some excellent advice on handling my COPD after I move to Mexico, and prescribed an additional drug that is helping me breathe better. Based on my experience with her, I like and respect her.
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May 30, 2019
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I have to say that I really love Dr. Shotwell. Unlike most doctors, she spends as much time in the exam room to go over all details and also takes the time to listen to you. I honestly believe that I would not be alive today with Dr. Shotwell's extremely good care.
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Tom R. in Dallas, TX – Nov 14, 2016
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my mother was a patient of Dr. Shotwell and one of her office partner. Between the two of them they were never in the office, never return follow up result calls. I had to constantly call the office for results and no one ever call. They took so long in their response on lab work and getting an appointment, i decided to take my mother to another hospital all together, by that time her disease was in worst stages and this office still took their time in sending over her records. my mom passed
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Hate Baylor in Dallas, TX – Jul 31, 2016
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I made an appointment on November 19th 2015 to see Dr. Shotwell. Instead of seeing her I saw her nurse as she was not there. Dr. Shotwell called my two days later and was suppose to get my ct scan from a prior surgery to compare with a new ct scan. SHE NEVER DID ANYTHING. After repeated phone calls to her office it is now February 12th and absolutely no contact from her at all. I have never been treated so poorly from a doctor in my life.
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John Thoma in Dallas, TX – Feb 13, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Joyce Shotwell, MD is a pulmonologist in Anchorage, AK and has been practicing for 33 years. She graduated from University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston in 1979 and specializes in pulmonary disease and sleep medicine.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Education

1987
U Tex Hlth Sci SW
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
Residency Hospital
1980
Univ of Texas Medical Branch Hospital
Internship Hospital
1979
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
Medical School

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(907) 770-5864

Dr. Shotwell accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Choice
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO

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Practice Areas

Sleep-disordered Breathing

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 1 condition or procedure

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.

Typically treats 72% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Asthma
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Asthma more than 66% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 66% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

Interstitial Lung Disease

Interstitial lung disease specialists diagnose and treat a range of conditions that cause scarring of lung tissue due to autoimmune disease or environment exposure to harmful materials.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Bronchiectasis
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Bronchiectasis more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Pulmonary Function Test
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell performs Pulmonary Function Test more than 56% of their peers

Dr. Shotwell performs this procedure more than 56% of their peers

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Dr. Shotwell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sleep Disorders
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Sleep Disorders more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute insomnia
  • Advanced Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Breathing-Related Sleep Disorders
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Drug-Induced Insomnia
  • Endogenous Insomnia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Fatal Familial Insomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Insomnia
  • Insomnia With Sleep Apnea
  • Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern
  • Jet Lag
  • Narcolepsy
  • Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Syndrome
  • Pediatric Sleep Disorders
  • Primary Insomnia
  • Problem Sleepiness
  • Psycho-Reactive Insomnia
  • Psychophysiological Insomnia
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Secondary Insomnia
  • Shift Work Sleep Disorder
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep-Talking
  • Sleep-Walking
Sleep Apnea
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Sleep Apnea more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Central Sleep Apnea
Shortness of Breath
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shotwell treats Shortness of Breath more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Shotwell treats this condition more than 98% of her peers

Dr. Shotwell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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