Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 61

Dr. Shin
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Lawrence Shin, M.D.

10705 Charter Dr Ste 430 Columbia, MD 21044

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(410) 368-8323

Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Columbia, MD. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital and Howard County General Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Shin to book an appointment.

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  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Offers Telehealth
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Dr. Shin's conditions and procedures:

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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(410) 368-8323

Dr. Shin accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
MultiPlan

Dr. Shin's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shin

4.2

Based on 112 ratings

5 Stars
75.89285714285714%
(85)
4 Stars
1.7857142857142858%
(2)
3 Stars
3.5714285714285716%
(4)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
18.75%
(21)
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What went well
  • Office environment (94)
  • Listened & answered questions (90)
  • Explained conditions well (89)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (18)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (16)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (16)
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Dr. Shin is an excellent orthopedic physician/surgeon. He is knowledgable; staff are friendly and kind. I would highly recommend Dr. Shin to family and friends.
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
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Emma P – May 28, 2020
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Dr Shin is a very competent and caring dr/surgeon. He takes the time needed to make his patience feel comfortable about the diagnosis. I have been a patient of Dr Shin since 1996 and have had multiple surgeries due to multiple spinal issues. He truly an expert in the spinal medical field.
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
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May 19, 2020
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Very good doctor and good bedside manner. Very thorough in explaining my condition and my next step in care.
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
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Stephen – May 19, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Shin for over 10 years and he has gotten me through a fusion for myself and my husband. I am very thankful!
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
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May 06, 2020
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I have been a patient of Dr. Shin for many years and have found him to be the most considerate, kind and supportive doctor I have ever visited. Highly recommend this skilled, compassionate surgeon.
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
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Apr 28, 2020
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I bring my daughter to Dr. Shin for treatment of her severe scoliosis. He has amazing bedside manner and I am very thankful for him and his staff.
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
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Jessica T – Apr 21, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Shin went very well. I had to go to the ER for severe back pain and Dr. Shin was there with me every step of the way. Forever grateful.
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
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Apr 21, 2020
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10/10. Dr. Shin has been my back doctor for years and he has done an amazing job.
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
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Apr 17, 2020
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Dr. Shin saw me for neck pain. He took his time to explain my diagnosis and what the possible treatment I could have. I saw him several times and eventually my pain went away. I recommend him to any one with spinal conditions.
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
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Apr 17, 2020
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I had a minimally invasive spinal fusion 8 weeks ago, and am making good progress. I can't wait to see the golf course again.
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
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David Z – Apr 16, 2020
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Amazing Doctor!!
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
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Apr 16, 2020
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First time seeing Dr. Shin helped alot.
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
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Apr 16, 2020
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Love the staff and Dr. Shin is the best.
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
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Apr 16, 2020
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Good Dr.
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
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Apr 16, 2020
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I had seen several doctors and finally met Dr. Shin, the answer to my prayers. I had surgery and was soon sitting up and walking. Now i feel like my old self. Thanks Dr. Shin!
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
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Apr 16, 2020
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Great experience. Staff was very nice and helpful. Dr. Shin took his time with me and was very compassionate. I highly recommend him.
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
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Wendy Young Dorsey – Apr 15, 2020
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Dr. Shin and everyone associated with his practice are very knowledgable, friendly and helpful. I have received nothing but great care and respect from this practice!
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
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Francesca – Apr 15, 2020
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I had a fusion on my back with rods and screws holding everything together. It has been 12 years now since surgery and I am in terrible shape. I can not stand up straight anymore and now I have chronic nerve damage between L4 and L5. I am still in pain. Would love it if he could fix my problem so I can do the things I did before surgery.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
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Susan Knaus – Aug 08, 2019
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I had a back surgery 2 months ago and he does magic. I drive, work, and exercise like usual and I’m back to normal like nothing happened to my back. He is The Best of the Best.
What went well
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What could be improved
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Firouzeh E. – Aug 07, 2019
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Terrible Administrative practice - This office owes us money from an overpayment, i mistakenly paid an invoice twice, and we have been calling them for 6 months to get the money refunded. They finally sent us a check and it bounced...unbelievable! I would never recommend them to anyone. I would give them 0 stars but it doesn't allow you to do that.
What went well
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What could be improved
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About Me

Care Philosophy

When I am entrusted to provide care for my patients, it is an intimate experience. My patients share personal details regarding how their spine limits...Read more

Biography

MEMBERSHIPS

     AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONS

     NORTH AMERICAN SPINE SOCIETY
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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Education

Ucla Med Center
Residency Hospital
1992
SUNY / Buffalo General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Shin has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

Is Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Shin's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Shin frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Spine Fracture Treatment, and Spine Fractures, Traumatic. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Shin treats.

Where is Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD's office located?

Dr. Shin's office is located at 10705 Charter Dr Ste 430, Columbia, MD 21044. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Lawrence Shin, M.D.

Lawrence Shin, MD10705 Charter Dr Ste 430 Columbia, MD 21044
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    • Mon: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sat: 8:30am - 4:30pm
    • Sun: 8:30am - 4:30pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Ascension Saint Agnes Hospital

Baltimore, MD

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Howard County General Hospital

Columbia, MD

68% Patient Experience Rating, 1% lower than the national average

20 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2021)

Medstar Harbor Hospital

Baltimore, MD

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received