Dr. Michael Shea, MD

Dr. Michael Shea, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 58
Dr. Michael Shea, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Indiana University School Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.Read his story

8450 Northwest Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46278

Contact Information

(317) 802-2821

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
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Top Care Areas

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Foot Conditions
very high
more than 92% of peers
Joint Pain
more than 86% of peers

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Dr. Shea's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shea "Dr. Shea attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where he was a rector scholar and graduated cum laude in 1982. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis in 1986. He completed a residency in orthopedic surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 1991 and a foot and ankle fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in May, 1992. Dr. Shea completed a second foot and ankle fellowship at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit in August, 1992. He has also completed specialty courses in advanced foot and ankle reconstruction, orthotics and prosthetics. Dr. Shea has given presentations on foot and ankle reconstruction, skeletal infections and diabetic foot and other topics. His articles have been published in several professional journals, including Foot and Ankle, The Foot and The Physician and Sports Medicine. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society. "
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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

34  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Heel Spur
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Non-Traumatic Rupture of Achilles Tendon
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
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5  Procedures

  • Foot and Ankle Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Knee Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Indiana.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Depauw University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Indiana University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • Wayne State University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Shea has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shea's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shea to family and friends
20 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (20)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shea's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

My I initial appointment was with another ortho indy dr when I injured my toes, first dr diagnosed stress fracture not related to toe trauma , my follow up was with Dr Shae he felt there never was a stress fracture, my toes still causing pain burning and feel like walking in pebble) tried telling...more
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Dr. Shea didn't inform me about everything he was going to do to my foot. I told him that I had an infection on my foot while he was looking at it and he replied no l don't. The next time I saw him he said I have an infection. This was after the surgery. My foot still isn't right.
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I would not recommend Dr. Shea, I have had 3 surgery's on the same foot . I told him after 3rd one that something was not right. He seen me a few times after & sent me on my way. Now I'm getting ready to have all the broken metal repaired as well as other things thAt were done wrong,And that took...more
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He was terrible. Have more problems than I did before he performed the surgery. Stopped seeing me a few months after surgery too. Got to have another surgery fixing what he has destroyed.
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