Dr. Michael Shen, MD

Dr. Michael Shen, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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46 y/o
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Dr. Michael Shen, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Parker, CO and has been practicing for 13 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

Advanced Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Specialists

11960 Lioness Way Ste 260

Parker, CO 80134
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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint
  • Worker's Compensation

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Shen's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Shen treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shen treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Shen's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Head and Neck Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Trigger Point Injection

About Me

Care Philosophy

With a background in orthopedics and spine care, I strive to provide comprehensive care for my patients. I work to give my patients the highest quality, state-of-the-art health care services.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2006
The Spine Institute at St John's Health Center
Fellowship Hospital
2005
Nyu Hospital For Joint Diseases
Residency Hospital
2000
Tufts University School Of Medicine
Medical School
1995
University of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School
2006
2005
2000
1995

Languages

  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • English

Awards

Dr. Shen's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Shen

3.5

Based on 37 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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(3)
1 Star
29.72972972972973%
(11)

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During my appointment with Dr Shen, I found him to be extremely knowledgeable kind caring and compassionate. He explained everything to me very clearly, and gave me realistic and honest options.
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Dr. Shen save my life,I had a terminal spinal stenosis that reduced my spinal cord to the size of the head of a pin. The surgery took eight and one half hours. It took two and a half years to recover but I made it. He was amazing,professional,and compassionate. I cannot speak high enough of Dr. Shen,also he made me quit smoking. I had my Surgery in 2010 as a result my son is now in Medical School working to be a Surgeon like Dr Shen.
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I have seen Dr. Shen for a couple of visits prior to having a bi-level cervical disc replacement on the Fri before Christmas 17'. I cant tell you how amazing the hole deal was from start to finish. I came out of surgery on Fri the 22nd and went Christmas shopping the next day and back to work on the Tuesday. Still wear a fixed collar in the car just in case...... No more pain in my left arm and zero complications surrounding the surgery. Best experience from a sucky situation. Awesome all round.
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I saw Dr Shen for the first time today. I found him to be excellent in both bedside manor and ability to explain my condition in easy to understand terms. Wonderful experience.
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Didn't seem sympathetic to my issues or offer any input on how to help. My appt was under 10 min with him.
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I have only met with him once, but found him to be excellent. He has one of the best bedside manners I've encountered in that he takes as much time as needed to explain my diagnosis in terms that make sense. He is not condescending and speaks to me on a peer level, which gives me confidence in his findings. He also has a conservative approach to treatment and is not at all interested in rushing one to surgery as many other orthopedists are.
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Dr. Shen is an incredible orthopedist, I have had a total of 5 lumbar surgeries and fusions. When I met Dr. Shen, it was for a second opinion, as when I went to the first (at panorama), I was told that nothing(!) was wrong. Dr Shen took the time to order the right scans, and tests to see that my disc degeneration had progressed from a previous fusion (S1 to L5) and found that L4 to L1 needed to be done. It has been a year since that surgery, and not even a twinge in my back!
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Dr. Shen is very personable and caring. He takes time to explain complicated conditions and procedures in language that a lay person can understand. He neither over-reacts to nor minimizes a patient's concern and pain. Dr. Shen does not order unnecessary tests and he advises surgery only when he feels it is definitely the best option for the patient. Even then he encourages his patients to ask questions,voice their feelings, and make their own choices. I would highly recommend Dr. Shen.
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Dr Shen doesn't listen. He's arrogant and condescending. He makes you feel rushed and I didn't sense any concern for me as a patient. I've seen a lot of doctors and have never bothered to write a review. Enough said.
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I had been misdiagnosed by several other doctors prior to coming to Dr. Shen. He was thorough and pinpointed the problem, recomending a course of surgery that restored my mobility. He treats you like a person, not just a case number. He inspired tremendous confidence and was thorough in explaining things. He operated on my son a year later with fabulous results usung the lastest technology. His office is beautiful, organized and very helpful.
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Dr. Shen is caring and compassionate. He is very understanding. He works very hard and he explains everything in terms I understand.
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Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
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Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Humana
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Medicaid
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
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Options PPO
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Worker's Compensation
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