Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery | Male

MedStar Harbor Hospital 2900 S Hanover St Baltimore, MD 21225 Get Directions

Biography

Dr. Lawrence Shin, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery doctor who practices in Baltimore, MD. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Dr. Shin is affiliated with Saint Agnes Hospital and Howard County General Hospital.

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Dr. Shin's Reviews

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based on 44 total surveys (6 with reviews)
Dr. Shin's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
Baltimore |
Dr. Shin switched locations in between my visits and did not notify me. I ended up spending $200 for blood tests for no reason, had to call my insurance company and other doctors in the area multiple times to get it addressed because his staff would not return my voicemails. Completely unprofessional.
Towson, MD |
horrible doctor... I had a fall and he suggested surgery ... said I had a fractured spine. The bone scan showed no damage. Charged me $571.00 for nothing and made me wait over 1.5 hours to be seen . My back was better a week later.
Severna Park, MD |
RUN, he has a God-Like complex.
in Millersville, MD |
Last 2 visits were a 90min wait and a 2hr wait, then spent less than 5mins in the office. No interest in actually fixing or addressing current issues. "Just tough your pain out and take some pills" offered no direct solution to multiple spine issues. I had C3-4 surgery done by him, surgery went well. Left voicemails with no return call. Office staff is never happy because he is consistently late, ALWAYS. Not sure how he continues to practice medicine. I would not recommend him to anyone.
Baltimore, MD |
2-3 hour office waits and unpleasant office staff. Dr shin is rude and arrogant. He didn't explain my surgery well and argued with me when it didn't work, later openly admitting he did the wrong surgery for what I really needed. Absolutely horrible experience. I would give 0 star rating if that was an option!
in Columbia, MD |
With over a two hour wait time, the entire visit took 3 hours (no exaggeration). In addition, I called with a follow up question about the prescription I was given and a conflict with an existing medication and never received a return call. Why was I prescribed a medication with a clear conflict, particularly when I had included all my current medication in their questionnaire? I will be looking for a different doctor.
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Dr. Shin's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  Malpractice claims in Maryland not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Conditions Treated

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Compression Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphosis
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy

Education

  • Medical School
    HARVARD MED SCH

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Ucla Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • Percutaneous Vertebroplasty
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Trigger Point Injection